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Executive Director, Brown Center for Immunotherapy

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Position Details

Title Executive Director, Brown Center for Immunotherapy
Specific Title
Appointment Type Open
Department IUSM - Dean's Office
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is pleased to announce a search for the inaugural Executive Director of the Brown Center for Immunotherapy. Working in partnership with leaders from private industry, the executive director will lead a team of scientists to improve the application of cellular therapy for cancers and pioneer use of this powerful technology for other diseases. With a significant investment of resources and numerous collaborative partners, the Brown Center for Immunotherapy is a key component of Indiana University’s bold expansion of research in the area of precision health. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary scientific thought-leader to develop innovative methods to make this highly specialized therapy more widely accessible to make the greatest impact on patients’ lives.
• The Center is endowed with a $30 million gift Dr. Brown and additional university funds to support the executive director’s personal research, lab startups, and to recruit new faculty
• Precision immunology laboratory services (PILS) core with state of the art flow cytometric, CYTOF, and imaging flow cytometry
• A mixed use facility including BSL-3 ISO-7 clean rooms for vector production and cell manufacturing for allogeneic cell product production
NIH/NCRR National Gene Vector Biorepository for the NCRR ( and the lentiviral production site for the NIH/NHLBI Gene Therapy Resources Program (
Ample opportunities for research and collaboration, including:
• IU School of Medicine’s Precision Health Initiative, a $120 million investment to place Indiana University at the cutting edge of healthcare
• The Indiana Collaborative Initiative for Talent Enrichment (INCITE), a $25 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, is a partnership between IU School of Medicine and local, non-academic partners such as the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Eli Lilly and Co., Roche, Dow, Cook, BioCrossroads, IU Health and Eskenazi Health to attract top scientists
• IU Simon Cancer Center, an NCI designated Cancer Center with more than 200 investigators who lead over 600 clinical trials for adult and pediatric cancers
• Indiana University Health’s statewide network of 15 hospitals
• MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent
• Eligibility for licensure in Indiana
• A nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program
• Academic credentials appropriate for an appointment with tenure
• Clinical and research interests in cancer and neurological diseases are preferred
Administrative Responsibilities:
• Building strategic alignment with Precision Health Initiative goals
• Championing an ambitious scientific vision for the center
• Leading the administrative functions of the center including recruitment and budget oversight

Basic Qualifications

• MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent
• Eligibility for licensure in Indiana
• A nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program
• Academic credentials appropriate for an appointment with tenure
• Clinical and research interests in cancer and neurological diseases are preferred

Department Contact for Questions

Britt Booram

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline 09/18/2017
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM001802016

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Personal Contact: School of Medicine recruiter
    • Personal Contact: IUHP Physician Recruiter
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website
  2. * Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents