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Assistant Research Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Title Assistant Research Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specific Title
Appointment Type Scientist Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
The Hawkins lab in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, is seeking a highly motivated Assistant Research Professor to join our team to study a novel genetically engineered mouse model of ovarian endometriosis and the tumor microenvironment leading to ovarian cancer.
General Responsibilities:
The ideal candidate will love working with mice or want to gain additional experience in female reproductive tract studies in genetically engineered mice.

  • Technical responsibilities include:
    • management of the breeding colony
    • tail genotyping by PCR and mail-out genotyping service
    • enrolling and organizing mice in experiments
    • carrying out experiments including surgical procedures in mice and molecular biology ((immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, spatial transcriptomics, single-cell RNA sequencing analysis, qPCR)
    • analyzing data
    • communicating results including the creation of tables and display figures
    • working with other team members
  • Extensive experience in rodent handling, bioinformatics analyses, molecular biology, and mammalian cell culture are preferred.
  • Independent work on projects, preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals, and participation in weekly laboratory meetings to present and discuss research findings.
  • Experience in bioinformatics and cell biology is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, evaluate, propose, and develop new experimental approaches, and generate and analyze data.
  • Knowledge in developing novel approaches, innovative hypotheses, and creative organization is a plus.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and must be fluent in English.
  • Ability to work with mice. Training will be provided, but successful applicants must be willing to work or learn to work with mice.
  • Aptitude in organization skills, creativity, meticulous attention to detail, enthusiasm to train the next generation of researchers at the bench, and intellectual curiosity.
  • Capability to manage own time to meet agreed-on deadlines and develop plans for work activities on their own projects within a team.
  • Proficient in demonstrating a high degree of professionalism and commitment to rigor and reproducibility.

As the nationís 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 well-being for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Basic Qualifications
Research role, Scientist track (non-tenure track for full time research)
Required: Doctorate or terminal degree, as well as evidence of excellent research training, including high impact publications.
Preferred: 4+ years PostDoctoral Fellow experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department Contact for Questions
Heather Staggs, MSML, SHRM-SCP
HR Business Partner
Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM-01715-2023

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