003792-2017 - Director 

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Paralysis Research (CPR) and the Mari Hulman George Professorship of Applied Neuroscience in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. The CPR conducts basic and applied research aimed at developing novel therapies for injuries and diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system (https://vet.purdue.edu/cpr/). The CPR and the endowment provide significant resources to build and expand a collaborative research program around the core mission of the Center. The Director will provide leadership and vision for the Center and grow the funding base for the Center through extramural grants and development activities. The Director will also play a key role in the newly established Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/pillars/integrative-neuroscience-center/), one of seven Life Sciences Institutes on the West Lafayette campus. Candidates must have a DVM, MD, or PhD or equivalent degree, and should be internationally known scientists with a successful history of scholarship, research collaborations, funding, and mentorship of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences (http://vet.purdue.edu/bms/) has 20 faculty members with research interests in neuroscience, cancer biology, drug discovery, and musculoskeletal diseases. The College of Veterinary Medicine has three board-certified veterinary neurologists and a neurology residency program, and offers opportunities for clinical trials in companion animals through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park, the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, the NCI-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and other academic departments and centers. 

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes a letter of intent; curriculum vitae; summary of research interests; statement of teaching philosophy; a statement on professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names and contact information of 3 references via email to Ms. Erin Lane (lane35@purdue.edu). Review of applications will start December 1, 2017, and continue until this full time, 10 month position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their application, indicating their past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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