The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is the largest medical school in the US and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the US by US News & World Report. Please visit https://medicine.iu.edu for additional information about the Department of Medicine.
The Roh Lab at IUSM studies mechanisms that control cellular identity and plasticity and seeks to use the findings to cure human disease. We use adipocytes (fat cells) as a model system and work toward understanding how to program adipocytes that enhance energy homeostasis, promoting metabolic health and protecting from metabolic disorders, such as obesity and diabetes. We use combined approaches of traditional molecular biology and physiology and cutting-edge next generation sequencing techniques. For more information, visit our website: www.hyunrohlab.com.
We are looking for a postdoctoral research fellow who joins our exciting research team. This role will perform independent research projects under the professor's mentorship with the focus on the molecular mechanisms that control adipocyte cellular plasticity using cell culture and mouse models. This position will require a highly self-motivated individual who is well-organized, fearless to learn and work continually toward improvement. This position will receive training in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, genomics, epigenomics and physiology. The Roh Lab strives to foster fellows' skills for research planning and performance, creative and critical thinking and scientific communications.
Competitive applicants should have strong skillsets in mammalian cell culture, mouse handling, molecular biology techniques (qPCR, westernblot, cloning, etc.), and cell biology (microscopy, flow cytometry). Experiences in adipose biology and metabolism research are desirable. Experience with next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis is a plus, but not required.
Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States and is growing and thriving economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation, which contribute over $44 billion annually to the local economy. The vibrant downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination and residential neighborhood. The expanding residential base is driven by rich amenities and quality of life – the city is home to a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas.
As the nation's largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance gender and racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana. More information about diversity and inclusion efforts at IUSM can be found at https://faculty.medicine.iu.edu/diversity.
Doctorate or Terminal degree required. The position requires a PhD or equivalent degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or genetics from an accredited institution. Standard wet lab techniques, such as DNA/RNA/protein isolation and analysis, plasmid cloning and cell culture, are required. Experience in metabolism research or next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis is a plus, but not required. Successful candidate will be expected to work independently on projects, generate and analyze data, collaborate with team members, and write manuscripts.
Department Contact for Questions:
Dr. Roh email@example.com
OAA #: IUSM011252016
Internal Number: 11126
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.