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Director, Gene Editing Core

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Position Details

Title Director, Gene Editing Core
Specific Title
Appointment Type Open
Department IUSM - Medical & Molecular Genetics
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

Director, Gene Editing Core
Indiana University School of Medicine

The Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking applicants for the new Director of the Gene Editing Core. This individual will lead new efforts to develop a comprehensive genome editing core on campus. Extensive experience using CRISPR/Cas9 is essential. In addition, experience in mammalian cell and embryo culture as well as mammalian transgene expression is preferred. Comprehensive support for mouse and rat model development will be provided. The applicant will collaborate with diverse research teams and must be able to work effectively in a team setting. In addition, the applicant will develop and integrate new genome editing technologies into the core as they are developed. The track and rank for this position will be determined by the experience of the successful candidate.

Indiana University School of Medicine has recently launched the Precision Health Initiative, a $120 million investment to place Indiana University at the cutting edge of healthcare. The new Genome Editing Core places a central role in the new Precision Health Initiative and will be supported by new investments from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Indiana University School of Medicine supports a wide variety of cores (https://medicine.iu.edu/research/service-cores/).

If you’d like to explore all of our research centers, please visit: https://medicine.iu.edu/research/centers-institutes/.

Indianapolis is the 14th largest city in the United States and is growing and thriving economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation, which contribute over $44 billion annually to the local economy. Our dynamic downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination and residential neighborhood. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. For additional information on life in Indy, visit https://www.nomeancity.com/ or http://medicine.iupui.edu/AboutIndy/.

To learn more about this leadership opportunity or apply, visit http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4036. Please include (1) a short letter of interest noting key research interests and (2) a curriculum vitae. The priority review deadline is TBD.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a building a diverse learning environment and on supporting the professional development of ethnic minorities, women, and people with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Basic Qualifications

Extensive experience using CRISPR/Cas9 is essential. In addition, experience in mammalian cell and embryo culture as well as mammalian transgene expression is preferred. Comprehensive support for mouse and rat model development will be provided. The applicant will collaborate with diverse research teams and must be able to work effectively in a team setting. In addition, the applicant will develop and integrate new genome editing technologies into the core as they are developed. The track and rank for this position will be determined by the experience of the successful candidate.

Department Contact for Questions

Dawn Roberts dlrobert@iu.edu

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM001452016

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  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