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Faculty Position - Neuroengineering and Circuit Neuroscience

Development of new tools to explore and exploit neural systems provides opportunities to integrate analyses across multiple levels, from molecular through behavioral, to dramatically improve understanding of the circuitry of neural systems. The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering is seeking candidates across all levels who will thrive in an intellectually diverse community of engineers and scientists across Purdue’s ongoing initiatives, especially the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience.

Successful candidates for this position will have the ability to leverage and/or extend expertise in implantable devices at Purdue including integrated/embedded devices for stimulation and/or recording of neural circuits using freely behaving animals. Ideal candidates will bring experience with technologies that employ implantable design and engineering-enhanced therapeutics to understand neural systems. Purdue provides an especially strong network of opportunities in the Center for Implantable Devices, the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, and the largest neurosurgical group in the United States: Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Indianapolis. The collaborative goal of these efforts is preeminence in neural systems research combined with extraordinary clinical impact.

This position is part of the College’s initiative to build a preeminent team in the area of implantable devices and a University-wide effort to enhance neuroscience research. Candidates must hold a PhD in engineering, neuroscience or related field. Successful candidates will be expected to develop strong, externally-funded research programs, conduct original impactful research, advise graduate students, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, contribute to innovative curricula, and perform service both at the School and University levels. Candidates with experience or interest in working with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff and the ability to contribute to an inclusive climate are particularly encouraged to apply.       

Purdue University’s College of Engineering 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 and indicate their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Submit applications online at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUS/Employment/Applications, including curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans, and names of five references. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Questions regarding the position may be addressed to the chair of the search committee Professor Pedro Irazoqui at pip@purdue.edu. 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, events, and industries. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program to assist new faculty facilitate their relocation.

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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Faculty Position - Smart Health Engineering

Smart (and connected) health engineering aims to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches to transform healthcare, both domestically and globally, from a reactive and hospital-centered care delivery mode to one that is preventive, proactive, evidence-based, and person-centric. In addition, the focus of healthcare delivery is shifting from disease to well-being, which is expected to improve the life course of our population (especially those in vulnerable populations) with the aid of smart sensing, computing, and communication devices.

We are seeking one highly qualified individual in the broad area of smart health engineering.  Areas of emphasis include healthcare analytics, decision support systems, point of care technologies, biomedical remote sensing, healthcare logistics, capacity and demand management, information and machine learning technology, global and rural health, and healthcare behavior and incentives.  Candidates with an outstanding record of translating effective solutions to satisfy the multiple constraints arising from clinical needs, social interactions, cognitive limitations, barriers to behavior change, heterogeneity of data, and limitations of current cyber-physical systems, will be favored.

New faculty are sought to build strong research programs within the College of Engineering, primarily the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and School of Industrial Engineering, through collaboration with Purdue’s Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE) as well as a large body of the Purdue College of Engineering faculty.  Our goal is to rapidly build a critical mass in the area of smart health engineering in order to achieve academic preeminence at the international stage, and thereby have the capacity of making extraordinary impact on healthcare delivery and community engagement.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in engineering, computer science, operations research, statistics, or a related field.  The focus is on the assistant professor level, but outstanding individuals at all levels of experience will be considered.  The successful candidates will be expected to develop strong, externally-funded research programs, teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, advise graduate students, and perform service both at the School and University levels.

The College of Engineering 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 experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Submit applications online at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUS/Employment/Applications, including curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans, and names of five references.  For information/questions regarding applications, contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. For questions regarding the position, email the search committee chair, Professor Nan Kong - nkong@purdue.edu. For application submission questions, email Ms. Lisa Stacey – staceyl@purude.edu. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2017 and will continue until positions are 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 facilitate their relocation.

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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Endowed Professor and Director: Center for Paralysis Research

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM) invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Paralysis Research (CPR) and the Mari Hulman George Professorship of Applied Neuroscience in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. The CPR conducts basic and applied research aimed at developing novel therapies for injuries and diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system (https://vet.purdue.edu/cpr/). The CPR and the endowment provide significant resources to build and expand a collaborative research program around the core mission of the Center. The Director will prvde leadershipn visonfor the Cener and grow the fuding base for the Center though extraral grants and development activities. The Director will lso play a ey role in the newly esablished Purdue Institute or Integraive euroscience http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/pillars/integrative-neuroscience-center/), one of seven Life Scienc Institutes on the West Lafayette campus. Candidates must have  DVM, MD, or PhD or equivaelnt degree, and should be internationally known scientists with a successful history of scholarship, research collaborations, funding, and mentorship of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

The Department of Basic Medical Sciences (http://vet.purdue.edu/bms/) has 20 faculty members with research interests in neuroscience, cancer biology, drug discovery, and musculoskeletal diseases. The College of Veterinary Medicine has three board-certified veterinary neurologists and a neurology residency program, and offers opportunities for clinical trials in companion animals through the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative an interdisciplinary research through the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park, the Weldon School 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 letter of intent;curriculum vitae; summary of research interests; statement of teaching philosophy; a statement on professional contributions to the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion; and the names and contact information of 3 references via email to Ms. Erin Lane (lane35@purdue.edu). Review of applications will start December 1, 2017, and continue until this full time, 10 month position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine 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 application, indicating their past experiences, current interests and activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

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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Faculty Position(s) - Engineering Healthier Brains Initiative

The emergence of structural health monitoring as driven by neuroimaging, computational modeling of neural behavior, and targeted delivery of therapeutic or protective agents will improve the prevention, detection and treatment of neurotrauma, leading to a paradigm shift in the standard-of-care for individuals exposed to repetitive or episodic head collisions.

Description: The Engineering Healthier Brains Initiative is a priority area for hiring within the Purdue University College of Engineering. We are seeking highly-qualified, creative individuals with substantial experience in technologies related to neurological health and behavior. Areas of emphasis include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain (including diffusion weighted imaging, perfusion imaging, fluid biomarker quantification and spectroscopy), computational systems modeling, and development and targeting of biomolecules/biomarkers for use as neuroprotective agents. Applicants with expertise in related areas enabling improved approaches to neural health are encouraged to apply.

New faculty are sought to build strong research and educational programs that deliver this paradigm shift by working in collaboration with the interdisciplinary Purdue Neurotrauma Group and the multi-institutional Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium.  The goal is academic preeminence in the engineering of neural health, combined with extraordinary clinical and entrepreneurial impact.

Qualifications: We are seeking highly qualified and creative individuals at all levels who share our vision of protecting, restoring and enhancing neural health. 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.

Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Science or a related discipline 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. Successful candidates will conduct original research, will advise graduate students, will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses, and will 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 College of Engineering 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.

Submit applications online at https://engineering.purdue.edu/Engr/AboutUS/Employment/Applications, including curriculum vitae, teaching and research plans, and names of five references. For information/questions regarding applications contact the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, at coeacademicaffairs@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018, and will continue until positions are 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 EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.