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Faculty Positions

Head, Department of Comparative Pathobiology

Posted: Fall 2016

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Comparative Pathobiology. We seek an individual with strong leadership skills and an internationally recognized record of scholarship and research, and the ability to guide the department of 36 faculty members in their continued development of excellence in learning, diagnostic engagement, and discovery. Departmental faculty members have expertise and research interests in pathology, microbiology, immunology, infectious disease, parasitology, epidemiology, public health, toxicology, the human-animal bond, and animal welfare science. The department has approximately 50 graduate students who participate with faculty members in multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research projects. The graduate program includes residency training in veterinary anatomic, avian, and clinical pathology and in laboratory animal medicine. Faculty members teach in the veterinary professional curriculum, the veterinary technology program, and the professional curriculum of the Indiana University School of Medicine at Lafayette. The College of Veterinary Medicine has a strong focus on comparative medicine and offers research support laboratories in the Center for Comparative translational Research (CTR). Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the NCI-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research; the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park; the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery; and the Department of Biomedical Engineering and other academic departments and centers. Purdue University's recently established Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences Initiative provides additional opportunities, particularly in neurosciences and inflammation, immunology and infectious disease.

The successful candidate must have a DVM, and/or PhD degree, qualify for appointment as a tenured full professor and have a record of extramurally funded research. Candidates must possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; administrative experience is desired. Commitment to the department missions of discovery, learning and engagement and promotion and implementation of the College of Veterinary Medicine's Strategic Plan are essential. The department head must be dedicated to promoting the career development of others and to promoting an atmosphere of cultural diversity. The department head will work closely with the Director of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, and must be aware and supportive of diagnostic activities. The department head serves on the College's Senior Leadership Team.

The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Applications should include a statement of professional goals; a brief statement on leadership style; curriculum vitae; and names and addresses of four references, and should be sent as .pdf files to Ms. Gloria Powell (glpowell@purdue.edu). Applicants wishing more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Laurie A. Jaeger, Chair of the search committee, e-mail: ljaeger@purdue.edu.

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

Ph.D. Student Position in the Center for the Human-Animal Bond, Department of Comparative Pathobiology

Posted: November 2016

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 a 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 Service Dogs for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder and their families.

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 a Bachelor’s or Master’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. Clinical research experience/participant management in large-scale studies is preferred, but not required.

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. They should be interested in and motivated to study human psychological outcomes.

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, retention, and communication
  • Writing consent and debriefing letters
  • Database management of participant participationManaging
  • IRB and IACUC protocolsTelephone 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
  • Grant writing
Software experience
  • Database (e.g. Microsoft Access, RedCap)
  • Statistical (e.g. SPSS, R)
  • Survey (e.g. Qualtrics)
  • Scheduling (e.g. Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar)

Salary and Timeline

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. The position can either start in May or August 2017 (flexible). It will be full time with the expectation of graduation within four years.

Application Procedure

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. Click here for more about the application process. 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. 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.

Deadline

Complete applications must be submitted by January 10, 2017.

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. Click here to learn more about other graduate positions with the Department of Comparative Pathobiology.

For more information on our research group, please visit us at www.humananimalinteraction.org to learn more about our Research, our Publications, and our People.

Graduate Student Search in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology

Posted: November 2016

We currently have a position available for a graduate student in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Research in the Comparative Blood-Brain Barrier Laboratory focuses on molecular characterization of the blood-brain barrier in brain metastases. Productivity in this research environment will require: 1) development and optimization of mouse models of brain metastases, 2) in vivo imaging and 3) development and optimization of molecular imaging to characterize functional alterations to the blood-brain barrier. The goal of this project is to increase uptake of chemotherapeutic compounds by molecular manipulation of various components of the blood-brain barrier in brain metastatic disease.

Qualifications: All qualified applicants should have a productive research record; applicants with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) are preferred. Applicants should demonstrate their scientific success with a strong publication record. Highly motivated applicants will be expected to mentor undergraduate students and be willing to build bridges of collaboration within our department and beyond the College of Veterinary Medicine.

All enthusiastic and qualified applicants should send a CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Tiffany Lyle at tiffanylyle@purdue.edu.


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Postdoctoral Research Positions

Please check back regularly to see if any positions have become available

Posted: 2016

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