Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatrics

Indiana University

Job Description

Posting Details
Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatrics
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Pediatrics
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. The Wells Center houses more than 200 faculty investigators, staff, and trainees seeking answers to the most pressing questions related to childhood illness. With the collaboration between scientists and physicians, the center aims to increase knowledge of causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases. Our goal is to develop innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sick children in Indiana and beyond.
This post-doctoral position is in the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The Wells Center is part of Riley Hospital for Children, a major Children’s Hospital with a research program consistently in the top 10 in the US for research funding. The position is part of a major, NIH-funded translational Program Project Grant. The work is focused on basic and translational studies of asthma and primary ciliary dyskinesia. The position will involve experiments in biochemistry, primary cell culture, cell and molecular biology, physiology and pharmacology. Experience with teaching students and other trainees will be important. The position is part of an exciting, collaborative and highly inclusive translational research team. It is expected that applicants will want to develop leadership skills and to progress toward independence. The position will offer a highly competitive salary. 
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.
Basic Qualifications
PhD or MD required.
Significant basic science experience and publications
Biological or bioinformatic sciences background
Conversational English, English writing skills
Department Contact for Questions
Benjamin Gaston, M.D.
Billie Lou Wood Professor of Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Additional Qualifications
Cell culture, Translational Research Experience, Biochemical Assay experience, CRISPR CAS9 desired, experience with R/Python, and bioinformatics. 
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM-01786-2023

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