Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology
Company: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty
position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Cancer
Biology. The search is offered by the department of Medicinal
Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (MCMP)
(https://www.mcmp.purdue.edu/welcome) in conjunction with
NCI-designated Purdue Center for Cancer Research
(https://www.purdue.edu/cancer-research/). Successful applicants
should demonstrate strong potential to build an externally funded
research program with a mechanistic focus on signal transduction,
epigenetic, genomic, systems biology, or immune-based strategies to
identify new therapeutic strategies.
Extensive opportunities for collaboration exist within the cancer
center and across the Purdue campuses. The MCMP department is
within the Purdue College of Pharmacy and presents a unique
multidisciplinary and collaborative environment with synergistic
strengths in both biology and chemistry. These opportunities are
enhanced by a highly interactive community of scientists within the
Colleges of Science, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Health and
Human Sciences, and Engineering. In addition to cancer, other
focuses of the MCMP department include neuroscience and infectious
disease. As such, the department also contributes significantly to
the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, Purdue Institute
for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease, and the Purdue
Institute for Drug Discovery.
Investments and Facilities
Purdue University has recently invested $250 million in the life
sciences (https://www.purdue.edu/research/life-sciences/) and
offers state-of-the-art facilities for transgenic animals,
microscopy, small animal imaging, and flow cytometry/sorting.
Additional core facilities for genomic sequencing, proteomics, and
metabolomics are supported by cancer center sponsored
(https://apps.cancer.iu.edu/bioinformatics/?p=about). World class
facilities for CryoEM, NMR, X-ray crystallography, and chemical
genomics are also offered on campus. Faculty have the opportunity
to train graduate students from the departmental and
university-wide interdisciplinary programs. Highly competitive
salary, start-up funds, and a generous laboratory space in the
cancer center will be provided.
Core Competencies and Education
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Cell Biology,
Biochemistry, Pharmacology or a relevant scientific discipline and
relevant post-doctoral experience. In addition to establishing a
strong extramurally-funded research program, the successful
candidate will participate in teaching undergraduate, graduate,
pharmacy, and/or medical education programs.
How to apply
Purdue University's MCMP department is committed to advancing
diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship,
instruction, and engagement. As such candidates should address at
least one of these areas in a one-page Diversity and Inclusion
Statement indicating their past experiences, current interests or
activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values
diversity and inclusion. Complete applications should also contain
a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three
references, a three-page summary of ongoing and planned research,
and a one-page teaching statement. Applications should be submitted
electronically to (insert link here). For questions about the
position please contact Mike Wendt, Chair, Cancer Biology Search
Committee at email@example.com. For technical assistance, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until November 1st, 2022.
Applications will be held in confidence until the interview phase
of the process, and the applicants' permission to contact
references prior to that time will be obtained. A background check
will be required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants, including minorities, women,individuals with
disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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