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Faculty Position in Drug Discovery (002547-2011)

Requirements: The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (www.mcmp.purdue.edu) at Purdue University invites applicants for a faculty position with particular emphasis on the application of modern chemical approaches to the discovery and development of drugs and/or modulators for biological targets of pharmaceutical interest. Candidates for a tenure-track position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. Individuals at the level of Full Professor that would be eligible for the Purdue Leading Faculty program and with relevant research interests are also encouraged to apply. For more information on the Purdue Leading Faculty program please contact Connie Lapinskas in the Provost office at clapinsk@purdue.edu.

The Department offers a unique multidisciplinary environment with synergistic strengths in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and pharmacology. Purdue University has notable strengths and resources in analytical methods, nanotechnology, structural biology, and computation through the Bindley Bioscience and Birck Nanotechnology Centers in Discovery Park (www.discoverypark.purdue.edu/wps/portal), the Markey Center for Structural Biology (www.structure.bio.purdue.edu/) and the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (www.rcac.purdue.edu/). Additional significant resources are available through the Purdue Center for Cancer Research (www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/) and an emerging institute in drug discovery, which in conjunction with the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute provides a path for drug development. Student recruiting opportunities through the Department as well as through the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Program (PULSe) (www.gradschool.purdue.edu/PULSe/) offer substantial potential for building a productive research group.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry or related scientific field and relevant post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong extramurally-funded research program. Commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is also required.

Application: Applicants should send electronic copies of a cover letter, a curriculum vita and a summary of planned and/or ongoing research in pdf format to the Chair of the Medicinal Chemistry Search Committee at davidsba@purdue.edu. In addition, junior faculty applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted electronically to the same email address. Applications will be accepted and reviewed during the period November 15, 2011 through January 15, 2012.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.