The Purdue University Center for Drug Discovery currently has an opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher in the research group of Professor Philip S. Low. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to join a multidisciplinary team that aims to discover, develop and translate promising new candidates into the drugs of tomorrow.Research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology or hematology is required. Research experience in human erythrocyte biochemistry is preferred. Experience in cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, expression/purification and characterization of recombinant proteins is preferred. Experience with the routine culturing of mammalian cells is also strongly desired. Candidates with a strong background in erythrocyte characterization, hematology and a strong background in standard biochemistry techniques are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate should be able to use their discretion and independent judgment in all areas of research including experimental design, project management, and implementing strategies for cross-functional teamwork and collaboration. They will be responsible and accountable for the design of lab experiments, be able to delegate and manage day-to-day research procedures efficiently. Furthermore, excellent oral and written communication skills in English are essential.

Responsibilities will also include preparing data for both publication and grant application purposes, participation in formulating ideas and concepts for grants, writing manuscripts for peer review publication, presenting research results at conferences and major meetings, and participating in discussions with international scientists to lead and support research. Knowledge of all applicable NIH and OSHA safety rules, as well as ensuring that all safety regulations and proper methods for handling potentially dangerous chemicals, pathogens, substances and materials are followed is also required.


Applicant must have a PhD and a track record of accomplishment and creative scientific contributions as evidenced by publications and/or presentation at scientific meetings.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, CV, a research summary of 2 pages or less, and contact information for 2 references combined into a single PDF file by email to:

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indianapolis