Employment Opportunities at CPB

Faculty Positions

Graduate Student Positions

Postdoctoral Research Positions


Faculty Positions

  • Tenure-track Faculty Position
    Assistant/Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology
    Posted: SPRING 2016

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb) at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) invites applications for a 12-month tenure-track position in veterinary clinical pathology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Major responsibilities of the position are to conduct collaborative and/or independent research (50-60%) and to participate in clinical pathology diagnostic service and teaching activities. Applicants must have a D.V.M. (or equivalent) degree and either a Ph.D. degree (preferred) or an established record of research. Board certification or board eligibility by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists is required with preference given for the ACVP.

Commitment to the missions of discovery, learning and engagement, and support of the College strategic plan (https://vet.purdue.edu/about/), and promotion of an atmosphere of cultural diversity are essential. The successful candidate will also have excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills.

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology has 36 faculty members and approximately 50 graduate students. Faculty members have expertise and research interests in microbiology, immunology, pathology, epidemiology and animal welfare science. Within PVM five signature research programs focus on cancer, infectious diseases and immunology, neuroscience, musculoskeletal biology and orthopedics, and animal welfare science and the human-animal bond. 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 three references via email to whiteb@purdue.edu. Review of applications will start February 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, and the rank of appointment.  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 EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Graduate Student Positions

  • PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow, Human-Animal Interaction, Purdue University
    Posted: FALL 2015

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 workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position
A competitive position is available for a highly motivated and promising individual seeking either a PhD OR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship related to 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 outcomes for a variety of human populations, including children with autism spectrum disorder, typically-developing children, and military families including veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Animals involved will be primarily dogs, but will also include a variety of other species (e.g. cats, guinea pigs, fish, and horses).

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.

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to excel in this promising opportunity.

Qualifications
PhD applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Postdoctoral Research Fellow candidates must have completed a Doctoral Degree. Degrees should be in a field relevant to human-animal interaction, including but not limited to: psychology, human development and family studies, public health, animal behavior, or medicine.

Qualities
The ideal candidate should exhibit excellent writing skills, a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed outlets, and relevant statistical analysis 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.

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

  • Research project management
    • Developing and carrying out experimental protocols
    • Participant recruitment and retention
    • Writing consent and debriefing letters
    • Database management
  • Writing experience
    • IRB and IACUC proposals
    • Peer-reviewed publications
    • Conference abstracts and presentations
    • Grant writing

  • Software experience
    • Microsoft Access
    • Microsoft Excel VBA
    • SPSS or an equivalent statistical software
    • Video editing
    • Qualtrics or other survey software
    • Tablet application development for data collection

  • Psycho-physiology experience (collection, processing, and analysis)
    • Electrodermal activity
    • Cortisol, alpha-amylase (or other salivary assays)
    • Heart rate

Salary and Timeline
For a PhD candidate, the position includes a graduate stipend, partial tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance benefits for two years, with the potential of funding for two additional years. For a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, salary is commensurate with qualifications. The initial fellowship is for a one-year appointment, with the opportunity for renewal contingent upon successful performance in the first year and funding. The position will start in August 2016 (flexible).

Deadline
Complete applications must be submitted by February 15, 2016.

Application Procedure
PhD
Interested candidates should send an inquiry to Barbara White at whiteb@purdue.edu and 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 via Skype or in person. If you have any questions about the application process, you may email whiteb@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Maggie O’Haire (mohaire@purdue.edu).

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Applications should be submitted electronically via email to Dr. Maggie O’Haire (mohaire@purdue.edu) as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter containing a brief narrative summary outlining experience, goals, and qualifications for this position; a current, detailed curriculum vitae; and names of three individuals that can serve as references. A background check will be required for employment for this position.

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. A description of its graduate programs can be found here: https://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/graduate-programs.php. For the advertised positions, a background in psychology and/or human-focused study is preferred.

For more information on our research group, see: http://vet.purdue.edu/chab/ohaire/



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Postdoctoral Research Positions

  • PhD Student or Postdoctoral Fellow, Human-Animal Interaction, Purdue University
    Posted: FALL 2015

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 workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position
A competitive position is available for a highly motivated and promising individual seeking either a PhD OR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship related to 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 outcomes for a variety of human populations, including children with autism spectrum disorder, typically-developing children, and military families including veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Animals involved will be primarily dogs, but will also include a variety of other species (e.g. cats, guinea pigs, fish, and horses).

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.

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to excel in this promising opportunity.

Qualifications
PhD applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Postdoctoral Research Fellow candidates must have completed a Doctoral Degree. Degrees should be in a field relevant to human-animal interaction, including but not limited to: psychology, human development and family studies, public health, animal behavior, or medicine.

Qualities
The ideal candidate should exhibit excellent writing skills, a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed outlets, and relevant statistical analysis 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.

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

  • Research project management
    • Developing and carrying out experimental protocols
    • Participant recruitment and retention
    • Writing consent and debriefing letters
    • Database management
  • Writing experience
    • IRB and IACUC proposals
    • Peer-reviewed publications
    • Conference abstracts and presentations
    • Grant writing

  • Software experience
    • Microsoft Access
    • Microsoft Excel VBA
    • SPSS or an equivalent statistical software
    • Video editing
    • Qualtrics or other survey software
    • Tablet application development for data collection

  • Psycho-physiology experience (collection, processing, and analysis)
    • Electrodermal activity
    • Cortisol, alpha-amylase (or other salivary assays)
    • Heart rate

Salary and Timeline
For a PhD candidate, the position includes a graduate stipend, partial tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance benefits for two years, with the potential of funding for two additional years. For a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, salary is commensurate with qualifications. The initial fellowship is for a one-year appointment, with the opportunity for renewal contingent upon successful performance in the first year and funding. The position will start in August 2016 (flexible).

Deadline
Complete applications must be submitted by February 15, 2016.

Application Procedure
PhD
Interested candidates should send an inquiry to Barbara White at whiteb@purdue.edu and 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 via Skype or in person. If you have any questions about the application process, you may email whiteb@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Maggie O’Haire (mohaire@purdue.edu).

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Applications should be submitted electronically via email to Dr. Maggie O’Haire (mohaire@purdue.edu) as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter containing a brief narrative summary outlining experience, goals, and qualifications for this position; a current, detailed curriculum vitae; and names of three individuals that can serve as references. A background check will be required for employment for this position.

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. A description of its graduate programs can be found here: https://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/graduate-programs.php. For the advertised positions, a background in psychology and/or human-focused study is preferred.

For more information on our research group, see: http://vet.purdue.edu/chab/ohaire/

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