Position DetailsTitle Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatrics
Specific Title Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow Department IUSM - Pediatrics Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis Position Summary
A postdoctoral fellowship position is immediately available to study the molecular mechanisms that modulate cardiogenesis. The lab is interested in understating the gene regulatory networks that modulate the cell specification and differentiation that are responsible for the morphological patterning of the developing mammalian heart. We employ mouse model systems and are particularly interested in how basic Helix-loop-Helix transcription factors regulate heart formation and their roles in congenital heart diseases. Evaluating gene regulatory networks within myocardium, endocardium, epicardium, and the neural crest cells that compose the heart allows us to start unraveling how these diverse cell types coordinate with each other to define functional contraction, conduction, outflow tract, and chamber patency. The position offers a unique opportunity for a talented scientist to work in a dynamic and innovative environment. The lab is well funded and postdoctoral career development to independence is a primary goal of this position.
The ideal candidate should be an inquisitive goal-orientated individual with a strong interest and background in molecular and developmental biology. Experience with bioinformatic analysis of transcriptomic datasets is ideal. Anyone willing to roll up their sleeves and help us answer all of our questions is welcome and we hope you will bring your own questions too!
The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research (https:// www. wellscenter.iupui.edu/) has ongoing collaborative programs in molecular oncology and experimental therapeutics, cardiac developmental biology, diabetes, hematologic malignancies and stem cell biology, cardiovascular genetics and infectious disease and global health.
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.
All interested Candidates who are looking for a friendly lab to join and are excited by and committed to developmental biology/Pediatrics, please submit a CV (& names of three references)
Doctorate or terminal degree required. PhD and/or MD and expertise in molecular, cell and developmental biology and/or biochemistry
Department Contact for Questions
Anthony Firulli, Ph.D. [email protected] Wells Center for Pediatric Research,
1044 Walnut R4302E
Indiana University School of Medicine,
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Prior experience in relevant fields will be a strong plus but not completely required. Candidate must be highly motivated and able to work in a highly collaborative manner.
Special Instructions Priority Application Review Deadline Expected Start Date OAA # IUSM-01621-2023Supplemental Questions
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