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Faculty Positions

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    Posted: Fall 2014

    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

  • Master Student in Epidemiology
    Posted: FALL 2014

    Dr. Hsin-Yi Weng in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology is looking for a highly motivated M.S. graduate student to participate in an epidemiologic project of human-animal interactions.  The project is to assess the perception of pregnant women and new mothers of seriousness, susceptibility, benefits, and barriers regarding the measures for preventing adverse health outcomes through animal contact. The long term goal of the research is to develop and evaluate an educational program on prevention of animal-associated health outcomes for pregnant women and new mothers.

    The successful candidate should have a degree (BA/BS, MD, DVM etc.) in biology, physiology, psychology, public health, medicine, or other related fields. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Previous research experiences using questionnaire survey and scientific publications are not essential, but a plus.  Interested candidates should send informal inquiries to Ms. Barbara M. White by email (whiteb@purdue.edu). Interested candidates should apply to the Graduate School of Purdue University, through the Comparative Pathobiology program. For further details, please visit: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/graduate-programs.php#apply.

    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 epidemiology studies of human-animal interactions. The extensive interactions between our group and other faculty members nurture novel research ideas and opportunities.

    Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • PhD Assistantship or Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Available
    Investigating Tissue Specific B cell Trafficking during Schistosoma mansoni infection
    Department of Comparative Pathobiology
    Purdue University
    Posted: FALL 2014

    A postdoctoral or PhD-level graduate student position will be available starting in October 1, 2014 with Dr. Keke Fairfax in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University.  The project will focus on discovering the mechanisms of tissue specific B cell trafficking during chronic S. mansoni infection and applying that knowledge to S. mansoni vaccine development.

    The successful candidate will be involved in the development of experimental design, data collection, and analysis for a project on understanding the cellular, chemokine, and cytokine factors involved in imprinting tissue specific trafficking on B cells during chronic S. mansoni infection. The successful candidate will also participate in studies to design a pathology reducing vaccine for S. mansoni. The project will involve collaboration with colleagues at Purdue University as well as those at other Universities.  The student or postdoc will be expected to work with all collaborators and to supervise undergraduate students assisting with the research.

    Qualifications: Applicants for a graduate student position must have completed a BA/BS or MS degree in immunology, parasitology, microbiology or closely related field and have an ability to work well within an interdisciplinary team and those with diverse backgrounds. For postdoctoral candidates, applicants must have completed a PhD degree (or international equivalent) in parasitology, immunology, microbiology, or closely related field, and have an ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, to work well within an interdisciplinary team and those with diverse backgrounds. Preferred qualifications include experience working with animals and pathogens. Experience with mice is not required, but will be considered an asset.  The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in addition to experience with scientific research techniques in applied ethology. A thorough understanding of scientific methodology and experience with data processing software and statistical analysis is also desirable.

    The PhD position includes a graduate stipend, partial tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance benefits for 2 years with the potential for funding for 2 additional years. The postdoctoral fellow position includes salary and benefits for 2 years with the potential for 2 additional years of funding.

    Interested in Applying? Interested candidates should send an inquiry to Barbara White at whiteb@purdue.edu.  Interested candidates must apply to the Graduate School through the Department of Comparative Pathobiology. Information on this process can be found at: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/graduate-programs.php#apply.  Following receipt of these materials, select candidates will be interviewed by phone. Applications will be considered until November 1 or until a suitable candidate is found.  If you have any questions about the application process, you may email whiteb@purdue.edu.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Fairfax (kfairfax@purdue.edu).

    Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.



Postdoctoral Research Positions

  • PhD Assistantship or Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Available
    Investigating Tissue Specific B cell Trafficking during Schistosoma mansoni infection
    Department of Comparative Pathobiology
    Purdue University
    Posted: FALL 2014

    A postdoctoral or PhD-level graduate student position will be available starting in October 1, 2014 with Dr. Keke Fairfax in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University.  The project will focus on discovering the mechanisms of tissue specific B cell trafficking during chronic S. mansoni infection and applying that knowledge to S. mansoni vaccine development.

    The successful candidate will be involved in the development of experimental design, data collection, and analysis for a project on understanding the cellular, chemokine, and cytokine factors involved in imprinting tissue specific trafficking on B cells during chronic S. mansoni infection. The successful candidate will also participate in studies to design a pathology reducing vaccine for S. mansoni. The project will involve collaboration with colleagues at Purdue University as well as those at other Universities.  The student or postdoc will be expected to work with all collaborators and to supervise undergraduate students assisting with the research.

    Qualifications: Applicants for a graduate student position must have completed a BA/BS or MS degree in immunology, parasitology, microbiology or closely related field and have an ability to work well within an interdisciplinary team and those with diverse backgrounds. For postdoctoral candidates, applicants must have completed a PhD degree (or international equivalent) in parasitology, immunology, microbiology, or closely related field, and have an ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, to work well within an interdisciplinary team and those with diverse backgrounds. Preferred qualifications include experience working with animals and pathogens. Experience with mice is not required, but will be considered an asset.  The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in addition to experience with scientific research techniques in applied ethology. A thorough understanding of scientific methodology and experience with data processing software and statistical analysis is also desirable.

    The PhD position includes a graduate stipend, partial tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance benefits for 2 years with the potential for funding for 2 additional years. The postdoctoral fellow position includes salary and benefits for 2 years with the potential for 2 additional years of funding.

    Interested in Applying? Interested candidates should send an inquiry to Barbara White at whiteb@purdue.edu.  Interested candidates must apply to the Graduate School through the Department of Comparative Pathobiology. Information on this process can be found at: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/graduate-programs.php#apply.  Following receipt of these materials, select candidates will be interviewed by phone. Applications will be considered until November 1 or until a suitable candidate is found.  If you have any questions about the application process, you may email whiteb@purdue.edu.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Fairfax (kfairfax@purdue.edu).

    Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.