Title Postdoctoral Fellow for Cellular Pharmacology Lab
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Medicine - Clinical Pharmacology
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
The Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, in
collaboration with the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute ( SNRI) at
Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), Indianapolis, Indiana is
seeking a qualified candidate to join our investigative cellular pharmacology
lab of the Alzheimer's Disease Drug Discovery Center. This position is for a
full-time postdoctoral fellow which will allow the successful candidate the
opportunity to gain experience in preparing for a career in drug discovery
The primary responsibilities of this postdoctoral fellow will be:
Generation of hypothesis for target identification and validation. Design
and perform cell-based assays testing drug molecules in vitro activities
with methods such as western blot for proteins, ELISA, and other
homogeneous cell assays with plate reader, flow cytometry, cellular
imaging, immunocytochemistry, histology, detection of molecular
interactions such as protein-protein or drug-protein interactions,
extraction, and measurement of cellular mRNA, PCR methods.
Maintain cell cultures to ensure the cellular pharmacology experiments
needs including setting up and maintaining cell cultures, passage cells,
freezing and stocking cell lines, and reviving frozen cells. Experiments
will use various cell lines, iPSC, and primary cells.
Establish cellular models for in vitro studies. Experiences on transient
and stable transfection of cells for protein expression and cell cloning.
Experience with gene knockout and editing with siRNA or CRISPR-Cas9
methods are helpful.
Skills in data analysis with software including basic statistical
Opportunities to write manuscripts for publication, and develop and submit
grant proposals for career development.
Excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and verbal
Must work well both independently and as a team player. Experience with
laboratory management skills, as well as mentoring junior researchers and
students is also desirable.
About the School and Department: The Indiana University School of Medicine
https: // medicine.iu.edu/ 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.iupui.edu for additional information
about the Department of Medicine.
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Indianapolis campus, please visit: https:// www. iupui.edu/about/
Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It
is growing 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. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of
charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The
growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life –
the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues, and outdoor
recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs,
enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a
diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked
international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports
Council International for many years. For additional information on life in
Indy: https: // faculty.medicine.iu.edu/relocation/.
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.
Doctoral or terminal degree required. Prefer an individual with a PhD degree
with laboratory research experience in cell and molecular biology,
pharmacology, biotechnology and drug discovery, biochemistry and molecular
biology, or other biological sciences. Must possess a good understanding of
cell and molecular biology, have a curiosity and ability to learn fast,
attention to detail and capable to work on multiple projects. Laboratory
management skills and the ability to effectively work in team-oriented
research projects are also desirable.
Department Contact for Questions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM012322016
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