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Faculty Position in Developmental Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University

Posted by , on 25 September 2014

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

We invite applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Developmental Biology. We welcome colleagues whose research activities will complement our existing focus areas in neurosensory systems, neurodegeneration, cancer and other diseases, epigenetics or pathogenesis. Potential model systems of interest are mouse, zebrafish, fruit fly or stem cells to study development and disease. The successful applicant is expected to address fundamental questions in developmental biology using varied experimental approaches such as advanced imaging, biochemistry, genomics, genetics and/or gene transfer for translational studies. The position requires teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, mentoring research students and contributing to the mission of the department.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related discipline and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. We expect to fill academic year appointments at the Assistant Professor level, but appointments at the Associate level will be considered.

The Department has over 50 faculty conducting research in a wide range of fields ( We are committed to the success of all new faculty: we assign faculty mentors and offer competitive startup packages. Opportunities abound to use advanced research facilities across campus, such as the Bindley Bioscience Center (

Applications must be submitted electronically to as a PDF with a detailed curriculum vitae, contact information for three referees, a 2-3 page summary of research interests and a teaching statement. A clear description of your major research accomplishments and future plans is more valuable for our evaluation than the impact factors of the journals in which you have published. Direct inquiries to Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN is a dual career friendly employer.

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

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