Tenure-track or Tenured Faculty Position

at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level. Purdue University seeks to attract exceptional candidates with interests and expertise in the computational, experimental and/or design components of drug delivery devices and systems. Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline such as chemistry or pharmaceutics, and demonstrate excellent potential to build an independent research program at the forefront of their field, as well as potential to educate and mentor students.  The successful candidates will conduct original research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and perform service both at the School and University levels. Candidates with experience working with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff and the ability to contribute to an inclusive climate are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University has experienced significant growth in the past decade and has a strong faculty core engaged in all areas of biomedical engineering as well as significant interdisciplinary efforts across campus, with other academic institutions, and industrial partners. The new faculty member will have the opportunity to collaborate with numerous investigators in the Purdue Colleges of Engineering, Pharmacy, Science, Health and Human Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine, and the Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition, Purdue has established Discovery Park, a highly interdisciplinary enterprise dedicated to translational research that includes the Birck Nanotechnology Center and Bindley Bioscience Center. Tremendous opportunities for collaboration also exist with a wealth of local, regional, and international industry partners in the medical device, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical fields. The College of Engineering at Purdue is currently undergoing extensive growth, with over one hundred faculty position openings being projected over the next five years. For a detailed description of research activities see https://engineering.purdue.edu/BME/Research

Applicants should submit a detailed resume, a description of teaching and research plans, copies of selected publications and a list of four professional references to Professor George R. Wodicka, Head, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, 206 South Martin Jischke Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907-2032 or via email to jo@purdue.edu. Screening of candidates will begin October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue’s main campus is located in West Lafayette Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities and events, industries, and excellent schools. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program to assist new faculty and their partners regarding dual career needs and facilitate their relocation.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. 

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


Faculty Positions in Networked Wireless Nanoelectronic Implants

Implantable networks of wireless nanoelectronic devices will enable multi-pathology treatment through physically distributed networks of nanoscale wireless sensors and actuators, leading to a paradigm shift in medical treatment. This is one of four priority areas for hiring selected by Purdue University’s College of Engineering for the coming year. These areas, chosen from among 32 that competed this fall, were selected because of their potential for dramatic impact and international preeminence.

Description: We are seeking three highly qualified, creative individuals with substantial experience in technologies to enable implantable networks of wireless nanoelectronics devices.  Areas of emphasis include biosensing, packaging, or energy harvesting, but applicants in other areas enabling implantable medical devices are encouraged to apply. New faculty are sought to build strong research programs that deliver this paradigm shift by working in collaboration with Purdue's Center for Implantable Devices (CID), the National Science Foundation / Semiconductor Research Corporation NEEDS (Nano-Engineered Electronic Device Simulation) initiative led by Purdue, and the largest neurosurgical group in the United States: Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Indianapolis.  The goal is preeminence in medical device research combined with extraordinary clinical impact.

Diversity: Purdue University is committed to the development of a multicultural environment. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the university; our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.

Qualifications: We are seeking highly qualified and creative individuals who share our vision of realizing implantable networks of wireless nanoelectronic devices. Candidates must hold a PhD in Engineering Science or a related field. The focus is at the associate professor level or above, with demonstrated research and teaching experience, but outstanding individuals at all levels with academic or industrial experience will be considered. New faculty members will be expected to develop strong, externally-funded research programs, develop and teach innovative curricula, and help advance the frontiers of knowledge within and outside of collaborations with other current and future members of this preeminent team.

Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, academic transcripts, statements of approach, vision for research and teaching, and names and contact information for five references. Please go to https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/InfoFor/Employment to apply. If you cannot submit your application at this website, please contact Ms. Marion Ragland at ragland@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position may be addressed to the chair of the search committee Professor Pedro Irazoqui - pip@purdue.edu. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Review of applications begins December 12, 2013, and continues until the positions are filled.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer

fully committed to achieving a diverse work force.