Postdoctoral Appointee in Medical & Molecular Genetics
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 12716
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Medical & Molecular Genetics
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. This candidate will direct NIH-R01 and NIH-T32 funded studies using in vitro and in vivo approaches for understanding mechanisms related to osteoblast differentiation and function, as well as effects from chronic kidney disease related factors.
The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health (ICMH) is one of the largest bone and muscle research groups in the world, creating an exciting, diverse atmosphere for collaborative and interactive translational research.
The applicant should have ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research projects. Duties and responsibilities are to perform experiments for in vivo characterization of mouse models, as well as cell culture experiments. Techniques include using conditional, transgenic, and knockout mice for in vivo/ex vivo experiments, serum and tissue sample collection and analysis, flow cytometry, cell culture, CRISPR, single-cell RNA/ATACseq, qPCR, immunoblot, and immunohistochemistry.
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.
Doctorate or terminal degree required. MD and/or PhD in Genetics, Molecular or Cell Biology, Physiology, or a related field. The candidate should be able to work independently, design and conduct experiments, and have effective oral and written communication skills. The candidates must be able to mentor graduate students, residents and/or fellows in basic and translational research. Prior experience or willingness to work with animal (mouse) models is necessary. Experience with CRISPR/Cas9 and recombinant DNA techniques are also highly desirable.
Department Contact for Questions:
Please email curriculum vitae, a one-page summary of research interests, and contact information for three references to: Erica L. Clinkenbeard, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.