Postdoctoral Fellow – Plastic Surgery

Indiana University East

United States

February 22, 2022


Posting Details Title Postdoctoral Fellow – Plastic Surgery

Specific Title Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow Department IUSM - Surgery - Plastics Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis Position Summary

This is a grant funded opportunity. Please read on for additional details.

The laboratory of Dr. Erin Weber, within the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Department of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated and independent post-doctoral fellow to study peripheral nerve regeneration. The project focuses on the identification of signaling pathways which determine the specificity of human motor versus sensory peripheral nerve regeneration towards individual distal targets following injury. Molecular, cell, and animal-based methodologies will be utilized. As the laboratory is associated with the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering (ICRME), collaboration with other research teams is highly encouraged. This project is supported by internal grant funding.

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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.

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: //

Basic Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, or stem cells and regenerative medicine.

• Must have experience with animal handling, cell culture, RNA work, and basic molecular biology methods. • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. • Must be able to work independently or with very limited supervision. • Must be motivated and self-driven. • Must be able to multitask and show interest in contributing to several projects ongoing in the lab. • Must be interested in collaborating with other members of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering to learn new techniques and advance new ideas.

Additional Qualifications: • Will be expected to write manuscripts and give regular presentations within the lab. • Will be expected to present at scientific meetings and conferences. • Over time, may be expected to work with and mentor students from various levels of training.

Department Contact for Questions

Please contact Shelly Moore for questions about the process:

Shelly Moore, HR Business Partner Dean's Office/Department of Surgery sm226@iu

For specific questions about the opportunity please contact, via email only:

Dr. Erin Weber, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Additional Qualifications Special Instructions

Screening of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Only selected applicants will be contacted for interview. Please be prepared to upload: A CV, Letter of interest (in this document please be sure to include in a brief description of research interests and past research experience), and the names and contact information for three references.

Priority Application Review Deadline Expected Start Date OAA # IUSM010782016

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