Asst/Assoc Professor of IU's The Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 14074
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, a national leader in clinical care, education, and research, along with the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center (IUSCCC) is announcing the search for applications for junior to mid level tenure track faculty to join and expand its rigorous breast cancer research program. The position includes an appointment as full-time faculty at a rank commensurate with experience in a basic or clinical science department.
Critical resources supporting this position include a one teraFLOP/s supercomputer dedicated to bioinformatics, the world's only normal breast tissue biobank, a fully annotated breast cancer tissue microarray containing ~600 samples with a minimum of 10-year follow-up, >2 billion medical records, active genomics projects, and a robust graduate training program. The Center has over 30 research and clinical faculty with expertise spanning basic breast cancer biology, screening and prevention, as well as first-in-human and late-stage clinical trials. Program members focus on several broad themes including cellular hierarchy of the normal breast, cell signaling, genomic/epigenomic regulation, therapeutic individualization, and the impact of treatment on bone and muscle. The successful candidate is expected to establish independent research program, collaborate with other investigators, and participate in the activities of the cancer center and the department.
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners on nine campuses across the state. Its diverse faculty is made up of more than 2,900 full-time members and over 3,700 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana. The School is in an exciting growth phase, increasing research funding by 40% over the last four years and continuing to invest aggressively in research.
IU School of Medicine is closely aligned with our health system partner, IU Health, which has twice earned a place on the US News and World Report Honor Roll. The shared vision of both institutions is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality innovation and education to make Indiana one of the nation's healthiest states. IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States operating 16 hospitals statewide (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities). This partnership enables the seamless integration of research findings into patient care.
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.
IU School of Medicine provides concierge and dual career services to assist new faculty with their personal or family's relocation needs.
Doctorate or terminal degree required. Minimal qualifications for this position include an MD and/or PhD. Junior investigators should have completed at least one post-doctoral fellowship. A distinguished research/funding record is expected for more senior investigators. The recruitment package is consistent with the outstanding opportunity this position represents.
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.