Employment Opportunities at CPB

Faculty Positions

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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


  • Graduate Degree Program and Residency Training in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology
    Posted: SUMMER 2016

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology (CPB; http://www.vet.purdue.edu/cpb/index.php) and the Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL; http://www.addl.purdue.edu/) at Purdue University seek applications from veterinarians or veterinary students in the final year of the professional curriculum who are committed to a career in veterinary anatomic pathology.  This challenging and rewarding three-year program culminates in a non-thesis M.S. degree and fulfills the training requirements for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP).  The program is based on supervised postmortem examinations and the surgical biopsy histopathology service in the ADDL, graduate courses and seminars in pathology and related disciplines, supervised teaching assignments in CPB, and a scholarly project in diagnostic or experimental pathology.

Faculty members in CPB include pathologists, epidemiologists, microbiologists, and other scientists.   Following completion of the 3-year pathology training program, students will be encouraged to pursue PhD opportunities in areas such as infectious disease, immunopathology, toxicologic pathology, or cancer research.  Purdue University is also a graduate partner in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Comparative Biomedical Scientist Training Program (http://nih-cbstp.nci.nih.gov), which provides graduate students the opportunity for residency training in a university setting followed by dissertational research at the NIH.  Applications to Purdue University Graduate School should be completed online (www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/apply.cfm).  Application materials, including original transcripts, GRE scores, letters of reference, and statement of career goals, should be received by November 1, 2016.  The program start date is July 1, 2017.  The DVM or equivalent degree is required by the starting date.  Beginning salary is $30,450 with benefits and a tuition waiver.  Email questions regarding the application process to Ms. Barbara White (whiteb@purdue.edu),
CPB Graduate Program Coordinator.  Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Veterinary Clinical Pathology Non-Thesis MS/Residency Graduate Student
    Posted: SUMMER 2016

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, at Purdue University has an opening in a three-year combined non-thesis MS/residency graduate program in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. This program offers:  1) broad experience in the areas of hematology, clinical chemistry, and diagnostic cytology, and 2) training that will enable the resident to sit for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists upon completion of the program.  Responsibilities include graduate course work in pathology and other disciplines which will be selected by the student and his/her advisory committee, participation in the clinical pathology service rotation, and teaching professional veterinary students, vet tech students, interns, and residents.  The starting stipend for this position is currently $30,450 per year with benefits and a tuition waiver.  The tentative start date is July 1, 2017.  This individual joins two other clinical pathology trainees and three clinical pathologists.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree.  Individuals who desire PhD training upon completion of the program are especially encouraged to apply.  Specific interests of the clinical pathology faculty include diagnostic cytology/surgical pathology, inflammation, immunocytochemistry, hematopoietic neoplasia, and clinical research.  General areas of departmental research interests include infectious diseases, immunology, oncology, toxicologic and environmental pathology, genomics, and epidemiology.

Applications will be received until November 1, 2016, or until the position is filled.  Additional information can be obtained from: Dr. Craig A. Thompson, Clinical Pathology Training Coordinator, CPB Department, VPTH Building, 725 Harrison Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2027.  Interested individuals can complete an on-line application for submission at www.purdue.edu/gradschool/admissions/apply.cfm .  E-mail questions regarding the application process to Ms. Barbara White, CPB Graduate Program Coordinator, at whiteb@purdue.edu.  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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Postdoctoral Research Positions

  • Please check back regularly to see if any positions have become available
    Posted: 2016
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