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Vacancy as Assistant Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy in Purdue University | Indiana , USA

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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 solids and manufacturing.

The position is for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor. The faculty member is expected to establish an externally funded research program and will teach courses in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is expected that the individual will collaborate on various research activities within the university including the multi-university National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Structured Organic Particulate Systems(C-SOPS) ( This is a nine-month (academic year) appointment.

Post: Assistant Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy

The candidate should have expertise in fundamental and applied research related to the development, design, analysis and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Representative areas of interest include:

  • Pharmaceutical materials science
  • Solid state chemistry of pharmaceutical systems
  • Process analytical technologies and quality by design applied to manufacturing processes
  • Particle technology
  • Fundamentals of unit operations associated with drug substance and drug product manufacture
  • Pharmaceutical engineering

Purdue University, a public land-grant university, is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, just 1.25 hours north of Indianapolis and 2.5 hours south of Chicago. The Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy encompasses multidisciplinary research and teaching in the areas of drug development, biotechnology, pharmacokinetics, delivery systems and manufacturing.

Qualifications: The candidate must hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline which would include pharmaceutical sciences, engineering or chemistry, have an outstanding academic record, an exceptional potential for world-class research and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education.

Application: For consideration, please submit electronically to a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest providing a summary of qualifications for the position, a description of research interests and goals, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

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

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Purdue University is an ADVANCE institution.

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