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Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology

Company: Purdue University
Location: West Lafayette
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

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) ( in conjunction with NCI-designated Purdue Center for 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 ( 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 bioinformatics ( 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 For technical assistance, please email 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.

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EOE/Affirmative Action

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

Keywords: Purdue University, Fishers , Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology, Education / Teaching , West Lafayette, Indiana

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