Employment Opportunities in CPB

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Postdoctoral Research Positions

Graduate Research Assistantships

Staff Positions


 

Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor Comparative Pathobiology

(Tenure Track Assistant Associate Professor in Veterinary parasitology PDF)

Job Posted: March 2021

Job Summary

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is looking for a Full-time (9-month) Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Parasitology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB).

Principal Duties

  • Establishment of an extramurally funded independent research program in the area of antiparasitic resistance or host-parasite interactions.
  • Teaching veterinary and graduate-level courses and mentorship of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Qualifications

A Ph.D. in parasitology or a related field and postdoctoral experience with protozoa or other parasites of veterinary and/or public health importance. Candidates who are applying for the position at the Associate Professor level must have a strong record of extramural funding. The successful candidate will have an excellent potential for developing an extramurally funded research program; excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; strong interest in teaching and mentoring; and commitment to diversity. Position requires proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The College

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine focuses on globally advancing animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery and engagement. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology has about 38 faculty members and 45 graduate students. Faculty have expertise and research interests in parasitology, immunology, microbiology, virology, toxicology, pathology, public health, epidemiology, human-animal interaction, and animal welfare science (https://www.purdue.edu/vet/cpb/). 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 Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (https://indianactsi.org/), the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/pi4d/), and other academic departments and centers.

Application Procedures

To be considered further, each application must include 1) curriculum vitae, 2) a summary of past research and future research plans, 3) a statement on teaching philosophy, 4) a statement on professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 5) the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will start March 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. The start date will be negotiable. A background check is required for employment in this position. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Dr. Harm HogenEsch, Chair of the search committee hogenesch@purdue.edu.

FLSA Status

Commitment to Diversity:The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Comparative Pathobiology are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. The College and the department value, nurture, and respect all members of its community, and ensure an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential.

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

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Graduate Student Positions

 

GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM AND RESIDENCY TRAINING

IN VETERINARY ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY

(Veterinary Anatomic Pathology position - PDF)

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB; https://www.purdue.edu/vet/cpb/) and the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL; https://www.purdue.edu/vet/addl/) seek applications from veterinarians or students in the final year of veterinary curriculum who are committed to a career in veterinary anatomic pathology.  This challenging and rewarding three-year program culminates in a non-thesis M.S. degree and fulfills the training requirements for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP).  The program is based on supervised postmortem examinations and surgical biopsy service, graduate courses and seminars in pathology and related disciplines, supervised teaching assignments, and a scholarly project in diagnostic or experimental pathology.

Faculty members in CPB include pathologists, clinical pathologists, toxicologists, microbiologists, and other scientists.  Following completion of the 3-year pathology training program, students will be encouraged to pursue PhD opportunities in areas such as infectious disease, immunopathology, toxicologic pathology, or cancer research.  Purdue University is also a graduate partner in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (http://nih-cbstp.nci.nih.gov), which provides graduate students the opportunity for residency training in a university setting followed by dissertational research at the NIH.  

Applicants should submit a letter stating their career goals, a current curriculum vitae, and a copy of veterinary school transcripts, and three letters of professional recommendation (direct submission from referees) to anatomicpath@purdue.edu for pre-selection for the anatomic pathology residency program.  

Pre-selected candidates will complete an online application to Purdue University Graduate School (www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/how-to-apply/index.html).  

Application review for pre-selection will start October 25th, 2021.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications prior to the starting date of application review.  The program start date is July 1, 2022.  The DVM or equivalent degree is required by the starting date.  The beginning salary is $33,000 with benefits and a tuition waiver.  Email questions regarding the residency program to Dr. Nobuko Wakamatsu Utsuki, Anatomic Pathology Residency Coordinator (nutsuki@purdue.edu), and the application process to Ms. Julie Lewellen (jlewelle@purdue.edu), CPB Graduate Program Coordinator. 

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


VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY 
RESIDENCY GRADUATE STUDENT / NON-THESIS MS

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, at Purdue University has an opening in a three-year combined non-thesis MS/residency graduate program in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. This program offers:  1) broad experience in the areas of hematology, clinical chemistry, and diagnostic cytology, and 2) training that will enable the resident to sit for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists upon completion of the program.  Responsibilities include graduate course work in pathology and other disciplines which will be selected by the student and his/her advisory committee, participation in the clinical pathology service rotation, and teaching professional veterinary students, vet tech students, interns, and residents.  The starting stipend for this position is currently $33,000 per year with benefits and a tuition waiver.  The tentative start date is July 1, 2022.  This individual joins two other clinical pathology trainees and four clinical pathologists.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree.  Individuals who desire PhD training upon completion of the program are especially encouraged to apply.  Specific interests of the clinical pathology faculty include diagnostic cytology/surgical pathology, inflammation, immunocytochemistry, hematopoietic neoplasia, and clinical research.  General areas of departmental research interests include infectious diseases, immunology, oncology, toxicologic and environmental pathology, genomics, and epidemiology.

 

Applications will be received until November 1, 2021.  Additional information can be obtained from: Dr. Craig A. Thompson, Clinical Pathology Residency at Coordinator at cathomps@purdue.edu. Interested individuals can complete an on-line application for submission at https://gradapply.purdue.edu/apply/. An on-site visit or online interview will be required before an offer is made. E-mail questions regarding the application process to Ms. Julie Lewellen, CPB Graduate Program Coordinator at jlewelle@purdue.edu.  

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

  


Position Available for PhD or Masters Student for Fall 2022

Center for the Human-Animal Bond

Currently accepting applications that must be completed by November 1, 2021.  

A competitive position is available for a highly motivated and promising individual seeking a Masters or PhD related to the PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN-ANIMAL INTERACTION with Dr. Maggie O'Haire. The successful applicant will be housed within the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University. The research program will focus on the scientific evaluation of human-animal interaction in one or more of the following areas: (a) SERVICE DOGS for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and their families, (b) FACILITY DOGS in hospital settings, and/or (c) BEHAVIOR CODING of video-recorded -animal interaction in various settings. The research will be related to HUMAN outcomes primarily, rather than the dogs themselves. Thus an interest in pursuing a human psychology focused research degree is essential. The degree title will be an MS or PhD in Human-Animal Interaction.

The successful candidate will be involved in the development of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and scientific writing related to behavioral, psychological, and physiological outcomes of Human-Animal Interaction. The position involves working with collaborators and supervising undergraduate students assisting with the research.

Qualifications

PhD applicants must have completed either a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Masters applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree. Degrees should be in a field relevant to human health or human-animal interaction, including but not limited to: psychology, human development, and family studies, public health, communication, education, nursing, or medicine.

Qualities

The ideal candidate should exhibit excellent writing skills. They should also have a high level of organization, professionalism, reliability, interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. They should be interested in and motivated to study human psychological outcomes.

Experiences and Skills

We are seeking excellent candidates with a range of skills. Examples may include some or all of the following:

  • Research project management
    • Developing and carrying out experimental protocols
    • Participant recruitment, retention, and communication
    • Writing consent forms and telephone scripts
    • Database management of research data and participation
    • Managing IRB and IACUC protocols
    • Telephone calls and in-person meetings with research participants
  • Psycho-physiology experience (collection, processing, and analysis)
    • Electrodermal activity
    • Salivary Cortisol
    • Daily Actigraphy, Sleep Actigraphy
    • Daily diaries/Ecological Momentary Assessment
  • Writing experience
    • IRB and IACUC proposals
    • Peer-reviewed publications
    • Conference abstracts and presentations
    • Poster presentations
    • Grant writing
  • Software experience
    • Database (e.g. RedCap)
    • Statistical (e.g. SPSS)
    • Survey (e.g. Qualtrics)
    • Scheduling (e.g. Google Calendar)

Salary and Timeline

The position includes a graduate stipend, partial tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance benefits for two years for a Masters, with the potential of funding for two additional years for a PhD. The student position will start in August 2022. It will be full time with the expectation of graduation within two years (Masters) or four years (PhD). There may be opportunities to start in a temporary full-time Research Assistant position sooner if interested.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send an inquiry to Julie Lewellen at jlewelle@purdue.edu and must apply to the Graduate School through the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.

For this position, you may select to submit the optional additions:

  1. A sample that showcases the candidate’s organizational style (e.g. spreadsheet, excel file, project management document, calendar sample), AND
  2. A sample that showcases the candidate's scientific writing skills (e.g. manuscript, class assignment, literature review).

Following receipt of these materials, selected short-list candidates will be invited to participate in an interview via Skype or in person. The interview will consist of two components.

  1. A brief (5-10 minute) presentation by the candidate on a research of a relevant project they have worked on, AND
  2. A standardized set of interview questions.

If you have any questions about the application process, you may email Julie Lewellen at jlewelle@purdue.edu. If you have any questions about the position, please email Dr. Maggie O'Haire at mohaire@purdue.edu and include your current CV or Resume.

We look forward to receiving your application materials!

Deadline

Complete applications must be submitted by NOVEMBER 1st, 2021.

Location

The position will be located in the Center for the Human-Animal Bond in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Candidates do NOT need to have expertise or experience in biology or comparative pathobiology. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology is a wonderfully interdisciplinary department that hosts the Center for the Human-Animal Bond, including psychology researchers. 

For more information on the research group go to www.humananimalinteraction.org

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Postdoctoral Research Positions 

 
Post-doctoral Research Associate Position
in Microbial Pathogenesis and Therapeutics

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position in Microbial Pathogenesis and Therapeutics research at Purdue Veterinary Medicine. The group is headed by Dr. Shankar Thangamani in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue. The Thangamani Lab studies how commensal microbiota regulates fungal and bacterial pathogens in humans. Using mouse models of infection and human primary cells, the selected candidate will investigate how microbiota, directly and indirectly, controls the colonization and pathogenesis of fungal and bacterial pathogens in the skin and gut.

Highly self-motivated candidate with strong background and experience in mouse models of bacterial or fungal infection studies, cell culture infection assays, and molecular biology techniques (RT-PCR, ELISA, western blot, and immunofluorescence) are highly preferred. Recent Ph.D. graduates with first-authored original research publications in microbiology and (or) host-pathogen-relationship areas are encouraged to apply. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. The position is available to start in Summer 2022.

To apply:

Interested candidates, please send the application materials containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact address of three references in a single PDF file to Dr. Thangamani at sthangam@purdue.edu. Applications will continue to be accepted until 02/10/2022, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Purdue University and the Department of Comparative Pathobiology

Purdue University is the 5th most innovative university in the United States (www.purdue.edu). Purdue is the land-grant University of the State of Indiana. The successful candidate will work within the Department of Comparative Pathobiology (https://vet.purdue.edu/cpb/) at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, which is home to more than 10,000 postgraduates. The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine focuses on globally advancing animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology faculty has expertise and research interests in infectious diseases, immunology, toxicology, pathology, public health, epidemiology, human-animal interaction, and animal welfare science. Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary biomedical research through the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (https://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/pi4d/) and other centers.

Diversity Statement

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine 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. In order to be better informed about issues of climate, diversity and inclusion, Purdue University and Purdue Veterinary Medicine provide the opportunity for all its faculty and staff to participate in various diversity-training activities.

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


1-year Post-doctoral Associate position in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Applications are invited for a Post-doctoral Associate position in the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Laboratory at Purdue Veterinary Medicine. The group is headed by Dr. Wendy Beauvais, who collaborates in this project with Dr. Darryl Ragland at Purdue Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Max Moreno from Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health. This team is seeking a self-motivated individual to support a funded strongly quantitative project to address swine industry concerns about influenza transmission between swine and the workforce. Applicants are invited to nurture a diverse, collaborative, supportive, and productive research environment.

Salary and health insurance benefits will be provided. The position is available to start as soon as possible.

 

The Post-doctoral Associate will work on the following funded project:

Risk assessment model to reduce bi-directional interspecies influenza transmission in an indoor hog grower unit. This project is a collaboration between the Department of Comparative Pathobiology and Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Purdue Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Global Health, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate previous success using mathematical modeling methods and/or risk assessment and demonstrate excellent scientific writing. Previous training or experience in the US swine industry would be an advantage.

Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue Veterinary Medicine

The successful candidate will work within the department of Comparative Pathobiology (https://vet.purdue.edu/cpb/teaching.php) at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, which is home to more than 10,000 postgraduates (www.purdue.edu). Purdue University is the land-grant University of the State of Indiana. As the only College of Veterinary Medicine in the State, the College is in the unique position of conducting education, research, and outreach to fulfill the veterinary needs of the State and improve the health and well-being of animals and people. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB), housed within the Veterinary College, has a long tradition of excellence. The CPB department is dedicated to the study of disease processes at the molecular, cellular, individual, population and ecosystem levels, its impact and specific diagnosis.  Various areas of expertise within the Department include infectious diseases and vaccinology, pathology, cancer biology, drug development, toxicology, animal welfare, disease diagnostics and surveillance, and human-animal interactions.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit a CV and covering letter to Dr. Wendy Beauvais, Department of Comparative Pathobiology (wbeauvai@purdue.edu).

Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in a video-conference interview consisting of a 5-minute research presentation and a standardized set of interview questions. Provisional interview dates are 20th and 21st September 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted until 10/12/2021, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Diversity Statement

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine 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. In order to be better informed about issues of climate, diversity and inclusion, Purdue University and Purdue Veterinary Medicine provide the opportunity for all its faculty and staff to participate in various diversity-training activities.

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

 


PhD Student

In the field of Infectious Diseases, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Immunology

The newly established Konradt lab is looking for PhD students interested in working in the field of infectious diseases, host-pathogen interactions, and immunology. The Konradt lab focuses on understanding infections and the subsequent host immune response in the vascular compartment and the placenta. For more information visit: vet.purdue.edu/discovery/Konradt/

Knowledge in two-photon microscopy, multi-color flow cytometry, cell isolation, tissue culture, ELISA, RT-PCR, or immunohistochemistry would be an advantage but not required.

If interested please send a brief statement of your research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of 2-3 references in a single PDF file to Dr. Christoph Konradt at ckonradt@purdue.edu

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

 


Graduate Research Assistantships 

PhD in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Applications must be submitted by April 18, 2021.

Applications are invited for two competitive, fully-funded PhD positions in the new Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Laboratory at Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine. The group is headed by Dr. Wendy Beauvais, who is seeking self-motivated students to drive forward novel areas of interdisciplinary research with the goal of improving human, animal and ecosystem health. Applicants are invited to nurture a diverse, collaborative, supportive, and productive research environment.

A 4-year graduate assistantship, health insurance benefits, tuition, and fee waiver, as well as supplementary funds for fieldwork and presenting work at conferences, are available. The positions are available to start from August 2021 at the earliest.

Each PhD candidate will be mentored in one of two interdisciplinary research areas:

  • The role of free-living amoebae in environmental transmission of infectious pathogens.

The candidate will be trained in epidemiological methods including observational study design and mathematical modeling. Applicants must be able to demonstrate previous success using statistical and/or mathematical modeling methods and demonstrate excellent scientific writing. Previous training or experience in ecology, ruminant diseases, bacteriology, or parasitology would be an advantage.

 

  • The role of psycho-social drivers in control of infectious diseases and/or antimicrobial resistance

The candidate will be trained in quantitative and qualitative methods by a multi-disciplinary team. Prior success using quantitative or qualitative methods in research is required, and the applicant should also demonstrate an excellent ability to learn new methods. The applicant must be able to demonstrate excellent scientific writing.

 

Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue Veterinary Medicine

The successful candidates will be admitted to the graduate program of the Department of Comparative Pathobiology (https://vet.purdue.edu/cpb/teaching.php) at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, which is home to more than 10,000 postgraduates (www.purdue.edu). Purdue University is the land-grant University of the State of Indiana. As the only College of Veterinary Medicine in the State, the College is in the unique position of conducting education, research, and outreach to fulfill the veterinary needs of the State and improve the health and well-being of animals and people. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB), housed within the Veterinary College, has a long tradition of excellence. The CPB department is dedicated to the study of disease processes at the molecular, cellular, individual, population and ecosystem levels, their impact and specific diagnosis.  Various areas of expertise within the Department include infectious diseases and vaccinology, pathology, cancer biology, drug development, toxicology, animal welfare, disease diagnostics and surveillance, and human-animal interactions.

To apply:

Interested candidates must apply to the Graduate School through the Department of Comparative Pathobiology. In your statement of purpose, please explain which of the two project descriptions above you are interested in.

Short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in a video-conference interview consisting of a 5-minute research presentation and a standardized set of interview questions. Provisional interview dates are the 28th and 29th April 2021.

If you have any questions about the application process, you may email Julie Lewellen at jlewelle@purdue.edu. If you have any questions about the position, please email Dr. Wendy Beauvais at wbeauvai@purdue.edu.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by April 18, 2021.

Diversity Statement

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine 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. In order to be better informed about issues of climate, diversity and inclusion, Purdue University and Purdue Veterinary Medicine provide the opportunity for all its faculty and staff to participate in various diversity-training activities.

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

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Staff

Administrative Assistant in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology
Job Summary

Comparative Pathobiology (CPB) is seeking an administrative assistant to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an animal-friendly environment. The successful candidate will strive towards maintaining good relationships with Purdue, Purdue Veterinary Medicine (PVM), and students by aiding with the United Way committee, the PVM Diversity Action committee, working in the PVM food pantry, or other (during work hours)contributions to the University on behalf of CPB. Responsibilities include greeting, directing visitors, responding to inquiries, answering phone calls, taking messages, and transferring to appropriate individuals. Research, compose, edit, collect and/or prepare various correspondence, business forms, agendas, documents, and reports as needed by the department. Daily opening and closing of main offices, conference rooms, copy room, supply closet, and elevator. Maintaining the liquid nitrogen and autoclave keys. Maintaining and logging parking passes, office supplies, and room calendars. Routine scheduling of VPTH/VPRB classrooms and conference rooms. Pick-up and drop off departmental mail and packages daily, update mailboxes, submit requests for service repairs and maintain copy room equipment such as shredder, fax, and copiers.

Required:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • 2 years of experience in a clerical or administrative support role
  • Excellent customer service, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle frequent interruptions, balance multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
  • Computer and related software skills to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, etc.
  • Typing, drafting, filing, data entry, proofreading, and editing skills
  • Ability to identify routine problems and implement or recommend solutions

 Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more visit: https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f  
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits visit: https://bit.ly/3zA1Qxb
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

 

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