Open Positions

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Professor in the general area of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

The College of Pharmacy at Purdue University is seeking applications to fill a faculty position in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy in the general area of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.

The position is for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. The faculty member is expected to establish an externally funded research program and will teach courses in the undergraduate, graduate and professional (PharmD) programs.  It is expected that the individual will collaborate on various research activities within the department and in multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research throughout the University. This is a nine-month (academic year) appointment.

The candidate must have expertise in fundamental and applied research related to the development, design, evaluation and manufacturing of biopharmaceutical products.  Representative areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:


  • Formulation, analysis and manufacturing of peptide, protein, cell-based and/or nucleic acid-based therapeutics
  • Formulation, analysis and manufacturing of vaccines and/or immunotherapeutics
  • Drug/device combinations and drug/material interactions for biologics
  • Preclinical drug disposition (PKPD), in vitro in vivo correlations
  • Interactions of drugs and dosage forms with the gut microbiome

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution which is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities (AAU). The Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy encompasses multidisciplinary research and teaching in the areas of drug development, biotechnology, pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems and manufacturing technologies. Purdue University offers a thriving interdisciplinary environment for education and research.

Qualifications: The candidate must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as pharmaceutical sciences, engineering, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and biophysics or closely related field.  The candidate will have an outstanding record of scientific and technical accomplishment, an exceptional potential for world-class research and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. Purdue University’s College of Pharmacy is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates must address, in their letter of interest, their past experiences, current interest or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion

Application: For consideration, please upload a single PDF file that contains the following at


  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest providing a summary of qualifications for the position and address goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion
  • Statement of research interests and goals
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. The desired starting date is in August 2020, but is flexible and negotiable.

For further information concerning the search please contact Mary Ellen Hurt, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person.  In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.


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