The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University, West
Lafayette, Indiana, invites applications from outstanding basic
scientists for an academic year tenure-track assistant professor
position. We are interested in individuals who are studying
biochemical pathways relevant to humans, plants or other
organisms. Examples include, but are not limited to,
metabolism and human disease, or metabolic pathways in
microorganisms, plays or other eukaryotes. Candidates who are
using systems approaches and tools to understand biochemical
pathways and metabolism, e.g. computational approaches coupled with
large scale genetic approaches and analyses, are particularly
encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop an
internationally recognized and extramurally funded research
program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students across
campus, and contribute to the teaching mission of the department
and university. The candidate will be expected to teach
undergraduate and/or graduate courses and mentor undergraduate and
graduate students. Candidates will also be expected to function as
an active member of the departmental and university faculty and
foster a collegial and inclusive environment.
Purdue University has a large and vibrant life science
community. Our faculty spans disciplines that include biochemistry,
biological sciences, molecular genetics, plant biology,
agriculture, engineering, pharmacy, chemical, physical and
computational sciences. In addition to our biochemistry graduate
program, faculty can also participate in interdisciplinary graduate
programs with focus areas in biophysics, biotechnology, cancer
biology, chemical biology, computational biology, microbiology, and
neuroscience and plant biology. Core facilities for high-throughput
screening, phenotyping, genomics, bioinformatics, microscopy, NMR,
X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, flow cytometry, metabolomics,
lipidomics and proteomics are readily available on campus.
The Department of Biochemistry resides in Purdue University’s
College of Agriculture which is one of the world’s leading colleges
of agricultural, food, life, and natural-resource sciences and is
ranked seventh in the US in the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions
(teaching, research, and extension), to international activities
and perspectives that span all missions, and to excellence in all
we do. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 285
faculty, 2791 undergraduate students, and 769 graduate students.
The College’s current strategic plan can be accessed at
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, including
but not limited to biochemistry, biological sciences, molecular and
cell biology, genetics, structural biology, plant biology or
computational biology. Applicants should have at least two years of
post-doctoral experience or its equivalent, a strong publication
record, the potential to develop a vigorous, extramurally funded
research program, a commitment to hypothesis-driven research,
teaching excellence, and the promotion of a diverse, inclusive and
equitable campus environment. Applicants may learn more about the
Department of Biochemistry at https://ag.purdue.edu/biochem/Pages/default.aspx.
Purdue University is committed to advancing diversity in all
areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and
engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas
in a separate 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.
Purdue is an ADVANCE institution – https://www.purdue.edu/advance-purdue/
Applications should be submitted electronically
and should include in a single pdf file a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, two-page summary of research interests, a one-page teaching
statement, a diversity and inclusion statement, and the names and
contact information for three references. Screening of
applications will begin December 17, 2021, and will continue until
the position is filled. A background check is required for
employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals,
including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply.