Life Sciences at Purdue

Purdue’s life sciences enterprise is a diverse collection of basic and applied research, encompassing dozens of disciplines from agricultural and biological engineering to veterinary medicine. Through life sciences research and graduate education, our faculty and students play a vital role in the collective effort to understand our world and interact with it.

Open Positions in Life Sciences at Purdue

Purdue University’s investment of more than $250 million in the life sciences over the next five years enables the hiring of high-impact, leading faculty and dozens of new positions across six colleges.

News release: January 2016 - Purdue to invest more than $250 million in life sciences over next 5 years

The new faculty hires will support Purdue’s major effort to coalesce faculty from different disciplines and colleges who are working in Purdue’s focus areas of neuroscience, immunological sciences, drug discovery and plant sciences.

Plant Sciences

Drug Discovery

Among the new positions is the immediate hiring of a director for Purdue’s new Integrative Neuroscience Center, and a leading faculty hire in the area of drug discovery.

Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease

The additional faculty in the Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences program and the Center for Drug Discovery will range from assistant professors to distinguished professors across six colleges.

A full list of positions is available here.

Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences

Purdue University has established a new Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences Initiative to enhance Purdue’s life sciences research and graduate education. The initiative comes as part of Purdue’s recently announced $2 billion “Ever True” capital campaign.

By capitalizing on Purdue’s strengths across several colleges, the initiative will lead to preeminent contributions in 1.) integrative neuroscience and 2.) inflammation, immunology and infectious diseases. Purdue’s total investment in its life sciences program of more than $60 million will augment existing capabilities in people, programs and infrastructure. Read more.

Purdue Moves

Among the 10 initiatives launched in 2013 to broaden Purdue’s global impact are two in life science research: Advancing Drug discovery from lab to commercialization, and Advancing plant science research to discover ways to feed a growing world.

Purdue is a national and global leader in discovery and innovation with preeminent scientists and scholars in agriculture, business, education, engineering, science, health care, environmental sciences, humanities, social sciences, manufacturing, technology, veterinary medicine and the arts. Few universities can match the depth and breadth of Purdue’s research capabilities and talent.

Click here to go to the Purdue Moves website.

NIH graduate student and postdoctoral training

Research and training supported through National Institutes of Health awards constitute a large portion of the external dollars Purdue receives each year. We offer a program specifcially designed to help our faculty compete for NIH training funds to allow us to recruit the best and the brightest from across the nation.

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