Postdoctoral Fellow in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Indiana University

Job Description

Posting Details
Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
Position Announcement:
The Hawkins lab in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our team to study a novel genetically engineered mouse model of ovarian endometriosis and the tumor microenvironment leading to ovarian cancer.
As the nation’s largest medical school, IU School of Medicine 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. IU School of Medicine 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.
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 but not required.
  • The ideal candidate will work independently on projects, contribute to the preparation of manuscripts and grant proposals, and participate in weekly laboratory meetings to present and discuss research findings.
  • Experience in bioinformatics and cell biology is a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will be expected to demonstrate the ability to identify, evaluate, propose, and develop new experimental approaches, and generate and analyze data.
  • Experience in developing novel approaches, innovative hypotheses, and creative organization is a plus.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and must be fluent in English.
  • Postdoctoral fellows will work with mice. Training will be provided, but successful applicants must be willing to work or learn to work with mice.
  • Ideal candidates will exhibit good organization skills, creativity, meticulous attention to detail, enthusiasm to train the next generation of scientists at the bench, and intellectual curiosity.
  • Ideal candidates will manage their own time to meet agreed-on deadlines and develop plans for work activities on their own projects within a team.
  • Ideal candidates will demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and commitment to rigor and reproducibility.
Basic Qualifications
Doctoral or Terminal degree required. Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or another closely related field.
Department Contact for Questions
Heather Staggs, Human Resources Business Partner
Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline 11/01/2023
Expected Start Date 12/01/2023
OAA # IUSM-01789-2023

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