Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty Position in Bioinformatics

Purdue University
Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science at Purdue in conjunction with the department of Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of bioinformatics and/ or computational systems biology at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels. We are interested in candidates that develop new computational algorithms and software tools to address major challenges in the biological sciences. Candidates whose work is especially relevant to cancer would have the opportunity to collaborate with the NCI-designated Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, (https://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/). Successful candidates are expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program, teach in graduate and/or undergraduate courses, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students across campus, and function as an active member of the department and university faculty.  The Department is in a phase of significant growth and offers a stimulating academic environment. Information about the department and a description of open positions are available at http://www.cs.purdue.edu.

The Department of Biochemistry is an interactive and vibrant community of faculty, staff, and students who contribute significantly to the life science community of Purdue University. Current research interests in the department include cancer biology, chromatin and epigenetics, signal transduction, cell cycle, drug discovery, metabolism, structural biology, genomics, and computational biology. More information is available at www.biochem.purdue.edu. The department has close interactions with the NCI-designated Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (https://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/).

Applicants should hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related discipline, have demonstrated excellence in research, and strong commitment to teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research in their fields of expertise, teach courses in computer science, and participate in other department and university activities. Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, and inclusion. Salary and benefits are competitive, and Purdue is a dual-career friendly employer. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online at https://hiring.science.purdue.edu. Alternatively, hardcopy applications can be sent to: Faculty Search Chair, Department of Computer Science, 305 N. University Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.