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Assistant Professor - Plant Bioactives and Human Health


Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor (9 month) position in Food Science. The successful candidate will join a 23-member faculty in the Department of Food Science, housed in the Philip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science on the main campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Food Science, Nutrition, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Biology/Microbiology, Immunology, Pharmacology, or other related field. A strong commitment to research and teaching in the area of botanicals with an emphasis on the chemistry/analysis and processing of phytochemicals as they relate to biological systems, health and disease. Strong teaching, communication, teamwork, leadership, and problem solving skills. High potential for establishing an externally funded research program.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin August 14, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.


Assistant / Associate Professor - Fermentation Sciences/Biomanufacturing

Position:  Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor (9-month) position at Purdue University with research and teaching responsibilities in an area related to fermentation sciences, biomanufacturing, or bioprocess engineering using microbial, plant or mammalian cell-based systems. The successful candidate will join a 23-member faculty in the Department of Food Science on the main campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Science (e.g. Food / Biochemistry / Molecular Biology / Microbiology / Pharmaceutical), Engineering (e.g. Biochemical/ Chemical / Biological), or other closely related field. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to lead a research program in novel and sustainable manufacturing processes related to fermentation sciences and synthetic biology for scalable production of food and other bio-based materials. Skills related to effective teaching, communication, and problem solving as well as the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams are required.

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.


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