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Associate Research Professor

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Position Details

Title Associate Research Professor
Specific Title
Appointment Type Scientist Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Neurological Surgery
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

Your primary responsibility will be to conduct basic/translational research in brain tumor immunotherapy working on developing Dendritic cell and T-cell based immunotherapy for malignant brain tumors while studying the mechanisms of immune response associated with brain tumor. Focus includes tumor associated antigen presentation, T-cell response and plasticity and modifying DCs and T-cells. Your primary project will involve studying the role of plasmacytoid dendritic cell in malignant glioma and dissecting the molecular mechanisms of barriers to immunotherapy. Your responsibility will include breeding and genotyping of mice, DC and T cell collection from mice and human brain tumor samples, RT-PCR, frozen and paraffin sectioning for in situ hybridization and immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, Multi-color Flowcytometry, ELISA, ELISPOT, Western blotting and various other techniques related to the project. You are expected to work cooperatively with other investigators in the laboratory. You are also responsible for writing your results for publications. Your progress will be measured in terms of scientific productivity in the form of primary scientific and review papers. Current expectation is for you to publish 3-4 papers/year.

In addition to the primary research work you will also be required to guide and help with scientific work of junior post-doctoral fellows, research technicians and students in the lab and play a significant role in lab management.

Basic Qualifications

PhD in Microbiology or related field

Department Contact for Questions

Angie Worzala

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM001562016

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  2. * Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
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