Postdoctoral Fellow - Hematology/Oncology

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

United States

February 16, 2022


Posting Details Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Hematology/Oncology

Specific Title Post-doctoral fellow – Myeloma RNA splicing Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow Department IUSM - Medicine - Hematology/Oncology Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis Position Summary

A postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Walker is available to work in translational research studies in multiple myeloma. Dr. Walker has an international reputation in the area of genomics and epigenetics of multiple myeloma and seeks a highly motivated individual with a PhD in the area of cell and molecular biology, genomics, epigenetics, cancer biology or related fields to apply. This position will play a key role in determining the function of common mutations in multiple myeloma. The successful candidate will use genomic, epigenetic, and cellular studies to determine the mechanisms leading to aberrant RNA processing in multiple myeloma. Duties or techniques may include, but are not limited to, the following: Cell sorting by flow cytometry or magnetic beads Cell culture Lentiviral transduction Generation of vectors and reagents Western blotting, cellular and protein analysis. ChIP-seq CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis 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

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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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The search committee will begin evaluating applications as they are received and applications will continue to be reviewed until positions are filled.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree required. The candidate should be highly motivated with a PhD in the area of cell and molecular biology, genomics, epigenetics, cancer biology or a related field. The candidate must be diligent, rigorous, able to work independently, approachable, and have an attention to detail. A basic knowledge of bioinformatics would be an advantage.

Department Contact for Questions

Sabrina Hetzel

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions Priority Application Review Deadline Expected Start Date OAA # IUSM012602016

Supplemental Questions

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  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Application
  • List Of References