Postdoctoral Fellow in Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 12261
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Postdoctoral position in research in myeloma bone disease. Position is currently available. The multiple myeloma bone disease group, under the direction of Drs A. Suvannasankha and G.D. Roodman, has extensive experience studying the bone pathology associated with multiple myeloma and solid tumor metastases to bone. The focus of the lab is to understand the pathophysiology of multiple myeloma bone marrow niches and to test improved therapeutic interventions.
The postdoctoral fellow will play a key role in the studies of bone cells ranging from in vitro to animal model studies, including studies of patients' cells at the genetic and cellular levels to determine the mechanisms leading to pathology in multiple myeloma. The ability to independently design, carry out and analyze experiments relevant to cancer:bone interactions is essential.
Duties or techniques may include but are not limited to the following:
* Cell sorting by flow cytometry or magnetic beads
* Cell culture
* Gene expression analysis including PCR
* Lentiviral transduction
* Generation of vectors and reagents
* Western blotting, cellular and protein analysis
* Animal models
* Drug sensitivity assays
* Maintaining accurate records of experiments and results
* Communicating with other team members and senior departmental members
* Presenting data locally and at national and international meetings
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 racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
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