Title Postdoctoral Fellow – Plastic Surgery
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Surgery - Plastics
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
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.
To learn more about the Department of Surgery, please follow this link:
https: // medicine.iu.edu/surgery
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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: // faculty.medicine.iu.edu/relocation/.
• 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
• Will be expected to write manuscripts and give regular presentations within
• 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
For specific questions about the opportunity please contact, via email only:
Dr. Erin Weber, Assistant Professor of Surgery
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
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM010782016
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