Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 11651
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Neurological Surgery
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
A full-time Post-Doctoral Research position is available in the Department of Neurological Surgery. The candidate will assist the principal investigator in conducting research on pediatric brain tumors, primarily high grade glioma. This research is focused on examining the mechanisms resulting in tumor formation and response to therapeutic treatments. We are seeking for a creative, well-organized and self-motivated candidate with experience in animal handling and studies, molecular biology, next-generation sequencing techniques and data analysis to join our team.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Independently molecular biology and biochemical analyses including Western blotting, protein assays, PCR, DNA and RNA sequencing and report results.
Performing biopsies, bioluminescence imaging and drug administration on mice.
Testing of small molecules in cultured cells and related analyses including flow cytometry and microscopy.
Advanced molecular biology techniques including plasmid construction, bacterial culture, plasmid purification, and related analyses
Assist with the maintenance of regulatory monitoring and paperwork (IACUC, Biosafety, Laboratory Safety, and Radiation Safety).,
Keeps organized analytical data of performed experiments
Acts as a liaison to students and laboratory personnel for training
Responsible for the initiation, monitoring, completion, and reporting of complex and intricate laboratory experiments
Organizes and implements data review and analysis.
Prepares research summaries and assists in progress report development.
Participate in lab meeting presentations. Review literature to identify suitable procedures and methods.
Bachelor's degree in science or a related field
Doctorate degree (PhD) in science or a related field or terminal degree required
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Highly thorough and dependable
Excellent communication skills
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
Expertise in biochemical and molecular biology analyses, protein, DNA and RNA sequencing.
Experience in animal related studies (e.g. mouse IP/IV drug administration and tissue dissection)
Tissue culture experience
Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Experience analyzing sequencing data / bioinformatics.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.