Assistant Professor – Food, Pharmaceutical and Biomanufacturing Engineering

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor (9-month) position at Purdue University with research and teaching responsibilities in an area related to biomanufacturing engineering of food, pharmaceutical and biological based products. The successful candidate will join the faculty in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering on the main campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.



A Ph.D. in Engineering or other closely related field. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to lead a novel research program in biomanufacturing of food, pharmaceutical, and biological-based products. Skills related to effective teaching, communication, and problem solving as well as the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams are required. Highly-competitive applicants should have at least one year of research experience beyond the Ph.D. and have articulated how their developed research program will integrate with or facilitate collaborative interactions within and beyond the department.



The successful candidate is expected to develop a nationally recognized research program in the design of both upstream and downstream processing systems for the production of food, pharmaceutical, and/or biological products. The research may address biological product and process design; modelling, optimization, control, or simulation of batch and continuous microbial processes; or plant, mammalian and/or cell-based/free process systems using laboratory and computer-based methodologies. The candidate will be expected to secure extramural research funding, to develop collaborative research projects, and to directly support the educational mission of the biological engineering program. The candidate will be expected to advise graduate and undergraduate students, to teach upper level undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses (e.g. chemical/biochemical reaction engineering, transport phenomena, or process design), to engage in departmental, college and university-level service activities, and to participate in national and international professional activities.