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The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, enzyme function (e.g. protein structure/function relationships, metabolic pathway analysis), the biochemistry of disease (e.g. metabolic processes related to cancer, epigenetic factors that influence disease) and the function of RNAs in biological systems (e.g. small RNAs that impact gene and protein expression, RNA catalysis). Applicants whose research is enabled by genomic approaches will be of particular interest. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students across campus, demonstrate excellence in teaching and function as an active member of the department and university faculty.

The Department of Biochemistry is part of a large and vibrant life science community. Our faculty participates in interdisciplinary programs in cancer, plant biology, neuroscience, biophysics, genetics and bioinformatics. Support facilities are available for genomic analysis, metabolomics, protein mass spectrometry, NMR, X-ray crystallography, microscopy, and transgenic animal research. For more information see www.biochem.purdue.edu.

Applicants for assistant professor should have a Ph.D. degree, at least two years of post-doctoral experience, a strong publication record, the potential to develop a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program, and a commitment to research and teaching excellence.  Candidates at the associate professor level must have a track record of academic achievement and external funding in addition to the above. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page summary of research interests, one-page teaching statement and the names and contact information of three references. Applications should be submitted electronically to

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

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