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Faculty Positions

  • Tenure-track Faculty Position
    Public Health Epidemiologist
    Posted: May, 2014

    The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine recognizes the growing demand for professionals with skills in One Health and public health practice and invites applications for an academic-year (9-month), tenure-track faculty level appointment as Assistant Professor in the Section of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB).    The successful applicant will be expected to establish an interdisciplinary and externally-funded research program in an area such as environmental health, molecular epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, syndromic/disease surveillance, disease modeling, international public health, or comparative medicine.  It is expected that approximately 60-70% of the person’s time will involve research and 30-40% teaching. This individual will have a leadership role in enhancing and implementing a Public Health curriculum and will contribute to the graduate program in epidemiology by offering a graduate course or field experiences in his or her area of expertise.  Areas of research interest in the Section include disease surveillance and zoonoses, pharmacoepidemiology, risk assessment, environmental epidemiology, and the human-animal bond.  Commitment to the missions of discovery, learning and engagement, and support of Departmental (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/strategic-plan.php) and College (http://www.vet.purdue.edu/aboutlindex.php) strategic plans, and promotion of an atmosphere of cultural diversity are essential.

    Purdue is a Research One University with outstanding graduate and research programs in the life sciences, biomedical and health-care engineering, cancer biology, neurological sciences, and infectious diseases.  Opportunities exist for research collaboration with faculty at Purdue University in the MPH degree program in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, the Schools of Health Science, Pharmacy, Nursing, the College of Agriculture, and the Indiana University School of Medicine, and pharmaceutical companies, in addition to state and federal health agencies.  The candidate should be a health care professional with doctoral degree and experience in epidemiology and public health practice (e.g., EIS or military service).  

    Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, statement on teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of 3 references via email to whiteb@purdue.edu. Review of applications will start July 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Dr. George Moore, chair of the search committee (gemoore@purdue.edu).  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 EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Tenure-track Faculty Position
    Assistant Professor of Veterinary Anatomic Pathology
    Posted: Spring 2013

    The Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University invites applications for an academic-year (9-months), tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Veterinary Pathology. Responsibilities of the position include developing an independent research program and teaching pathology in the DVM and pathology graduate programs.  Applicants must have a D.V.M. (or equivalent) and Ph.D. in pathology or other discipline related to pathobiology. Preference will be given to candidates with diplomate status (or eligibility) in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and a research focus in one of the signature research programs of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Candidates certified by the European or Japanese College of Veterinary Pathologists also will be considered. 

    Commitment to the missions of discovery, learning and engagement, and support of Departmental and College strategic plans and promotion of an atmosphere of cultural diversity are essential.

    The Department of Comparative Pathobiology has 38 faculty members and approximately 50 graduate students. Faculty members have expertise and research interests in microbiology, virology, immunology, vaccine development, parasitology, pathology, cancer, public health, and epidemiology. The College of Veterinary Medicine has a strong focus on comparative medicine, providing expertise and facilities to support preclinical and translational biomedical investigations. In addition, 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 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and other academic departments and centers. 

    Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file that includes curriculum vitae, summary of research interests, statement on teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of 3 references via email to whiteb@purdue.edu. Review of applications will start June 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants needing more information are encouraged to email Dr. Paul W. Snyder, Chair of the search committee (snyderp@purdue.edu).  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 equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force.

Graduate Student Positions

  • Master Student in Epidemiology
    Posted: FALL 2014

    Dr. Hsin-Yi Weng in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology is looking for a highly motivated M.S. graduate student to participate in an epidemiologic project of human-animal interactions.  The project is to assess the perception of pregnant women and new mothers of seriousness, susceptibility, benefits, and barriers regarding the measures for preventing adverse health outcomes through animal contact. The long term goal of the research is to develop and evaluate an educational program on prevention of animal-associated health outcomes for pregnant women and new mothers.

    The successful candidate should have a degree (BA/BS, MD, DVM etc.) in biology, physiology, psychology, public health, medicine, or other related fields. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Previous research experiences using questionnaire survey and scientific publications are not essential, but a plus.  Interested candidates should send informal inquiries to Ms. Barbara M. White by email (whiteb@purdue.edu). Interested candidates should apply to the Graduate School of Purdue University, through the Comparative Pathobiology program. For further details, please visit: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/graduate-programs.php#apply.

    Purdue University is an internationally recognized research university; it provides a great environment for both low cost of living and cutting-edge scientific research. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology and College of Veterinary Medicine are also an ideal home to accommodate epidemiology studies of human-animal interactions. The extensive interactions between our group and other faculty members nurture novel research ideas and opportunities.  

    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.

  • PhD Assistantship or Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Available
    Investigating Tissue Specific B cell Trafficking during Schistosoma mansoni infection
    Department of Comparative Pathobiology
    Purdue University
    Posted: FALL 2014

    A postdoctoral or PhD-level graduate student position will be available starting in October 1, 2014 with Dr. Keke Fairfax in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University.  The project will focus on discovering the mechanisms of tissue specific B cell trafficking during chronic S. mansoni infection and applying that knowledge to S. mansoni vaccine development.

    The successful candidate will be involved in the development of experimental design, data collection, and analysis for a project on understanding the cellular, chemokine, and cytokine factors involved in imprinting tissue specific trafficking on B cells during chronic S. mansoni infection. The successful candidate will also participate in studies to design a pathology reducing vaccine for S. mansoni. The project will involve collaboration with colleagues at Purdue University as well as those at other Universities.  The student or postdoc will be expected to work with all collaborators and to supervise undergraduate students assisting with the research.

    Qualifications: Applicants for a graduate student position must have completed a BA/BS or MS degree in immunology, parasitology, microbiology or closely related field and have an ability to work well within an interdisciplinary team and those with diverse backgrounds. For postdoctoral candidates, applicants must have completed a PhD degree (or international equivalent) in parasitology, immunology, microbiology, or closely related field, and have an ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, to work well within an interdisciplinary team and those with diverse backgrounds. Preferred qualifications include experience working with animals and pathogens. Experience with mice is not required, but will be considered an asset.  The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in addition to experience with scientific research techniques in applied ethology. A thorough understanding of scientific methodology and experience with data processing software and statistical analysis is also desirable.

    The PhD position includes a graduate stipend, partial tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance benefits for 2 years with the potential for funding for 2 additional years. The postdoctoral fellow position includes salary and benefits for 2 years with the potential for 2 additional years of funding.

    Interested in Applying? Interested candidates should send an inquiry to Barbara White at whiteb@purdue.edu.  Interested candidates 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 by phone. Applications will be considered until November 1 or until a suitable candidate is found.  If you have any questions about the application process, you may email whiteb@purdue.edu.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Fairfax (kfairfax@purdue.edu).

    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.



Postdoctoral Research Positions


  • PhD Assistantship or Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Available
    Investigating Tissue Specific B cell Trafficking during Schistosoma mansoni infection
    Department of Comparative Pathobiology
    Purdue University
    Posted: FALL 2014

    A postdoctoral or PhD-level graduate student position will be available starting in October 1, 2014 with Dr. Keke Fairfax in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University.  The project will focus on discovering the mechanisms of tissue specific B cell trafficking during chronic S. mansoni infection and applying that knowledge to S. mansoni vaccine development.

    The successful candidate will be involved in the development of experimental design, data collection, and analysis for a project on understanding the cellular, chemokine, and cytokine factors involved in imprinting tissue specific trafficking on B cells during chronic S. mansoni infection. The successful candidate will also participate in studies to design a pathology reducing vaccine for S. mansoni. The project will involve collaboration with colleagues at Purdue University as well as those at other Universities.  The student or postdoc will be expected to work with all collaborators and to supervise undergraduate students assisting with the research.

    Qualifications: Applicants for a graduate student position must have completed a BA/BS or MS degree in immunology, parasitology, microbiology or closely related field and have an ability to work well within an interdisciplinary team and those with diverse backgrounds. For postdoctoral candidates, applicants must have completed a PhD degree (or international equivalent) in parasitology, immunology, microbiology, or closely related field, and have an ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate students, to work well within an interdisciplinary team and those with diverse backgrounds. Preferred qualifications include experience working with animals and pathogens. Experience with mice is not required, but will be considered an asset.  The candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills in addition to experience with scientific research techniques in applied ethology. A thorough understanding of scientific methodology and experience with data processing software and statistical analysis is also desirable.

    The PhD position includes a graduate stipend, partial tuition and fee waiver, and health insurance benefits for 2 years with the potential for funding for 2 additional years. The postdoctoral fellow position includes salary and benefits for 2 years with the potential for 2 additional years of funding.

    Interested in Applying? Interested candidates should send an inquiry to Barbara White at whiteb@purdue.edu.  Interested candidates 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 by phone. Applications will be considered until November 1 or until a suitable candidate is found.  If you have any questions about the application process, you may email whiteb@purdue.edu.  Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Fairfax (kfairfax@purdue.edu).

    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.