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Employment Opportunities at CPB

Faculty Positions

  • Tenure-track Faculty Position Assistant Professor of Veterinary Parasitology
    Posted: Summer 2013

    The Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University (www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb) invites applications for an academic-year (9-month), tenure-track position in Veterinary Parasitology at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate would be expected to establish an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in host-parasite interactions and to participate in teaching veterinary parasitology in the D.V.M. and Veterinary Technology programs.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in parasitology or related field. Preference will be given to those with a D.V.M. (or equivalent) degree and postdoctoral research experience.  

    Commitment to the missions of discovery, learning and engagement, and support of Departmental and College strategic plans (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/strategic-plan.php) http://www.vet.purdue.edu/about/index.php), and promotion of an atmosphere of cultural diversity are essential.

    The Department of Comparative Pathobiology has 38 faculty members and approximately 50 graduate students. Faculty members have expertise and research interests in microbiology, virology, immunology, vaccine development, parasitology, pathology, cancer, public health, and epidemiology. The College of Veterinary Medicine has a strong focus on comparative medicine, providing expertise and facilities to support preclinical & translational biomedical investigations. In addition, Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/), the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Center for Global Research and Intervention in Infectious Diseases (C-GRIID) and other academic departments and centers.  

    Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, statement on teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of 3 references via email to whiteb@purdue.edu. Review of applications will start August 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Dr. Suresh K. Mittal, Chair of the search committee (mittal@purdue.edu).  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

    The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential.  Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

  • Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science – Cluster Hire
    Posted: Spring 2013

    Purdue University has a well-established record of excellence in research and teaching programs in Human Animal Bond and Farm Animal Welfare.  The newly created Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science hosts the largest collaborative group of scientists in the United States working in these fields; utilizing diverse, cross-disciplinary approaches in the areas of animal and poultry science, veterinary medicine, psychology, philosophy, genetics, public health, and zoology.  The mission of the Center is to promote the welfare of animals through innovation in research, education and outreach.  To further enhance our capacity, we are currently looking to fill three new tenure track positions: a Center Director and two Assistant Professors.

    Assistant Professor, Human–Animal Interactions

    POSITION: A tenure-track faculty position is available in Human-Animal Interactions based in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  The successful applicant will be expected to develop both independent and collaborative research programs in Human-Animal Interactions, compete effectively for external funding and to teach, advise, and interact with undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The successful applicant will be able to work collaboratively with other members of the Center for Animal Welfare Science.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications include a Ph.D. degree, or equivalent in an appropriate discipline (e.g., veterinary medicine, public health, sociology, psychology, ecology, philosophy, animal behavior, and animal welfare) and ability to develop a successful teaching and research program in the area of human-animal interactions.  Applicants must be committed to both teaching and research excellence. Individuals must have demonstrated track record of good communication and interpersonal skills, a strong capability for teamwork, and a commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

    Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral experience and/or teaching experience.  In addition, course work and/or experience related to animals and society, the human-animal bond, or animal policy is highly valued.

    RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor (academic year appointment).  Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applications should be submitted electronically via email to whiteb@purdue.edu as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter containing a brief narrative summary outlining experience, goals, and qualifications for this position; a current, detailed curriculum vitae; one page statement of teaching philosophy; one page statement of research philosophy; and names of three individuals that can serve as references. A background check will be required for employment for this position.  For specific information about this position, contact Dr. Alan Beck, Chair, Human-Animal Interaction Search Committee at 765-494-0854 or abeck@purdue.edu.

    Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
  • Tenure-track Faculty Position
    Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomic Pathology
    Posted: Spring 2013

    The Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University invites applications for an academic-year (9-months), tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Veterinary Pathology. Responsibilities of the position include developing an independent research program and teaching pathology in the DVM and pathology graduate programs.  Applicants must have a D.V.M. (or equivalent) and Ph.D. in pathology or other discipline related to pathobiology. Preference will be given to candidates with diplomate status (or eligibility) in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and a research focus in one of the signature research programs of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Candidates certified by the European or Japanese College of Veterinary Pathologists also will be considered. 

    Commitment to the missions of discovery, learning and engagement, and support of Departmental and College strategic plans and promotion of an atmosphere of cultural diversity are essential.

    The Department of Comparative Pathobiology has 38 faculty members and approximately 50 graduate students. Faculty members have expertise and research interests in microbiology, virology, immunology, vaccine development, parasitology, pathology, cancer, public health, and epidemiology. The College of Veterinary Medicine has a strong focus on comparative medicine, providing expertise and facilities to support preclinical and translational biomedical investigations. In addition, Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the NCI-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and other academic departments and centers. 

    Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, statement on teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of 3 references via email to whiteb@purdue.edu. Review of applications will start June 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Dr. Paul W. Snyder, Chair of the search committee (snyderp@purdue.edu).  A background check will be required for employment in this position.

    The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential.  Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force.

Graduate Student Positions

  • There are no Graduate Student Positions available at this time.  When positions become available they will be posted here.
    Posted: SPRING 2014

    Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.



Postdoctoral Research Positions

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Dr. Paul Snyder's Laboratory at Purdue University
    Posted: SPRING 2014

    Our laboratory is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow who is interested in identifying molecular markers of vasculitis using a spontaneous animal model.  Our current research focuses on two directions:  1. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for identifying disease susceptibility genes and; 2. Association of predisposed genetic loci to the pathogenesis of vascular lesions. The long term goal of our research is to develop a genetic biomarker of susceptibility and to establish protocols for genotyping formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues samples, as they are a vast resource of annotated samples and represent highly desirable and informative materials for a molecular understanding of disease phenotypes.  Our research uses integrative approaches such as next-generation sequencing, microarray and bioinformatics analysis, spontaneous animal models and novel molecular technologies.

    Purdue University is an internationally recognized research university; it provides a great environment for both low cost of living and cutting-edge scientific research. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology and College of Veterinary Medicine are also an ideal home to accommodate comparative studies of human and animal diseases. The extensive interactions between our group and other faculty members nurture novel research ideas and opportunities.

    For postdoctoral fellows, qualified applicants should have an advance degree (PhD, MD, DVM etc.) in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics/genomics, medicine or other related fields, and have a good record of scientific publications. Previous research experiences in genetic analysis, genetic mutations, or animal models of human disease are preferred. The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated and to work independently. Interested candidates should send their CV, representative publications and names of three references to Paul W. Snyder by email (snyderp@purdue.edu ) or by regular postal mail to: Dr Paul W. Snyder, VPTH 121, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, 725 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA.

    Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities in Dr. Guangjun Zhang's Laboratory at Purdue University
    Posted: SPRING 2014

    Our laboratory is looking for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who are interested in cancer biology using human cell lines and zebrafish as a cancer model.  Our current research focuses on two directions: 
    1. Identifying new cancer driver genes through comparative oncogenomic analysis of copy number alterations in both human and zebrafish tumors; 2. Biological consequences of aneuploidies and polyploidies in cancer development. The long term goal of our research is to study cancer in a vertebrate phylogenetic context, and discover new ways to treat cancer. Our research uses integrative approaches such as next-generation sequencing, microarray and bioinformatics analysis, zebrafish genetic modifications (transgenesis and mutagenesis), high-resolution imaging, and advanced cancer cell models and cultivation technologies.

    Purdue University is an internationally recognized research university; it provides a great environment for both low cost of living and cutting-edge scientific research. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology and College of Veterinary Medicine are also an ideal home to accommodate comparative studies of cancer biology. The extensive interactions between our group and other faculty members nurture novel research ideas and opportunities.  

    Qualified postdoctoral fellow applicants should have an advance degree (PhD, MD, DVM etc.) in cancer biology, molecular and cell biology, genetics/genomics, medicine or other related fields, and have a good record of scientific publications. Previous research experiences in animal cancer models, gene manipulations on human cancer cell lines, or vertebrate development are preferred. The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated and to work independently. Interested candidates should send their CV, representative publications and names of three references to GuangJun Zhang by email (gjzhang@purdue.edu) or by regular postal mail to: GuangJun Zhang, VPTH 103A, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, 725 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA.

    Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.