Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 16076
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Pediatrics
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
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.
The Han lab in the Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow position. The research focus will be the the molecular mechanisms of muscular dystrophy and cardiomyopathy, and the development of gene editing therapeutic strategies for these diseases. Further, translating them into clinical applications and if possible, driving them toward commercialization for improving healthcare. This academic position is most suitable for a driven individual willing to take on more independent responsibilities while working as part of a multidisciplinary research team.
Postdoctoral fellow designs, executes and manages research projects investigating the molecular mechanisms of and developing gene therapies for cardiovascular disease in a translational research laboratory.
Collaborates with the principal investigator (PI) to develop and implement goals and objectives of studies;
Conceptualizes, designs and executes complex laboratory experiments;
Plans and executes advanced molecular, cellular, biochemical, histopathological and animal model techniques;
Collects, analyzes and interprets research data;
Performs critical analysis of literature relevant to research;
Collaborates with PI to write and prepare research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at national and conferences and workshops, and in the writing of project reports, articles and other documents;
Attends and presents research results at national and international scientific conferences, workshops and seminars;
Assists with development, writing and preparation of grant proposals to obtain new or renewal of extramural funding in support of research;
Monitors and enforces laboratory safety procedures to ensure compliance with IU regulations, as well as local, state and federal regulations, including proper disposal and maintenance of regulated materials;
Trains and/or supervises research staff; manages daily operations of the laboratory;
Oversees and initiates procurement of lab supplies and equipment;
Provides technical assistance and supervision of equipment.
Additional information about the group, including a full list of publications and research areas, can be found here: https://hanlab.cc
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.
Doctorate or terminal degree required. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in cell biology, physiology, or related fields, and must have first author publications.
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.