Open Positions

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences has the following faculty positions open:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Department of Basic Medical Sciences

About the Position

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally-funded research program in PVM focused on the emerging applications of data analysis in complex multidimensional clinical and biological context. We seek an individual able to deploy and integrate data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence methods within the context of a broader computational life sciences research agenda. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in the College’s graduate and professional programs.

Candidate Requirements

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree in computational biology or related field and have relevant postdoctoral experience.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability or potential to acquire independent and collaborative funding and have a record of peer-reviewed publications.  We are especially interested in candidates whose research will advance the College’s strategic research focus areas of infectious disease and immunology; cancer; neuroscience; musculoskeletal biology and orthopedics; and animal welfare science, and who will advance the University’s Integrative Data Science Initiative.

About Purdue University

Purdue University offers a thriving interdisciplinary environment for education and research. Collaborative and interdisciplinary research are enabled through the NCI-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research and facilities and centers within Discovery Park, including the Purdue Institutes for Drug Discovery, Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease and Integrative Neuroscience.

About the Application Process
Application Format

Application material should include a letter of intent; a complete CV; a 2-3 page description of current and future research and teaching goals which includes a brief statement on professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names and contact information for three references.

Application Review

Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is negotiable. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Application Submissions

Applications should be submitted by email to: Gloria Powell (

Additional Information

Requests for more information should be sent to Dr. John Turek (, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026.

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 cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or 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.

Additional Links

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