Employment Opportunities at CPB

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Faculty Positions

  • Tenure-track Faculty Position
    Assistant Professor of Molecular Diagnostic Science

    Posted: Spring 2015

    The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB) and the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) invite applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in molecular diagnostic science. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience. Applicants must have a doctoral degree (DVM or equivalent, or PhD) and research experience in molecular biology of infectious diseases. Preference will be given to candidates with a DVM or equivalent degree. Experience in development of molecular diagnostic assays and delivery of diagnostic services in an animal disease diagnostic laboratory or public health laboratory is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work collegially in a team-setting are essential. Responsibilities of the position include providing leadership and supervision to advance all aspects of the ADDL molecular diagnostic service. The successful candidate will be expected to direct a busy veterinary molecular diagnostic laboratory; develop and validate state-of-the-art molecular tests for application in pathogen detection and animal disease diagnosis; consult and communicate with other ADDL diagnosticians, ADDL client veterinarians, animal producers and regulatory officials; and participate in PVM outreach activities. Development of an independent and collaborative research program in veterinary infectious diseases and molecular diagnostics, and teaching in PVM academic programs are expected.

    CPB has 38 faculty members and 11 of them have diagnostic service appointment in ADDL. Faculty have expertise and research interests in microbiology, virology, immunology, toxicology, parasitology, pathology, public health, epidemiology, and animal welfare science.

    Commitment to the ADDL mission of providing quality and timely diagnostic services to Indiana animal constituencies, as well as the CPB missions of discovery, learning, and engagement and the support of the Departmental and College strategic plans (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/strategic-plan.php, http://www.vet.purdue.edu/about/index.php) are required. The successful candidate is expected to promote an atmosphere of cultural diversity in the College and participate in College activities that foster inclusion.

    Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file that includes a curriculum vitae, a statement of diagnostic service philosophy, a summary of research interests, a statement on teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of 3 references via email to whiteb@purdue.edu. Review of applications will start on April 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Ramesh Vemulapalli, Chair of the search committee, by emailing rvemulap@purdue.edu. A background check is 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 EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.



  • Tenure-track Faculty Positions
    Assistant Professor of Veterinary Pathology


    Posted: Fall 2014

    The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) invites applications for two 12-month tenure-track positions in veterinary pathology at the Assistant Professor level. Responsibilities of the position include developing an independent research program in infectious diseases and host resistance, teaching in the DVM and pathology graduate programs, and limited service through the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory or in support of biomedical research projects through the Center for Comparative Translation Research (CCTR). Applicants must have a D.V.M. (or equivalent) and Ph.D. in a relevant research area as described above. Preference will be given to candidates with diplomate status (or eligibility) in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. The PVM is expanding its research efforts in enhancing food animal health and well-being, thus expertise and research interest relevant to food animals is desired but not required.

    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, immunology, pathology, epidemiology and animal welfare science. Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/), the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the NCI-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and other academic departments and centers.

    Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes a 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 December 1, 2014, and continue until the positions are filled. 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. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Graduate Student Positions

  • There are no graduate student positions available at this time
    Posted: SUMMER 2015

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Postdoctoral Research Positions

  • There are no postdoctoral research positions available at this time
    Posted: SUMMER 2015

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