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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Pediatrics
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Biology & Immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine

Work in the Chandy John lab aims to reduce the mortality, morbidity, and overall incidence of malaria. We focus on the host response response to parasite infection, the short- and long-term neurological and cognitive outcomes of severe malaria in children, effects of malaria and other infections in children with sickle cell anemia, and the dynamics of malaria transmission in pre-elimination settings. Our research is funded by the NIH, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Thrasher Research Fund and other organizations.

Current research objectives include: the development of multiple species malaria diagnostics and detection, assessment of parasite genotypes over time and space in areas of low transmission, assessment of how parasite gene expression affects immune response and clinical outcomes, investigating the host immune response to infection in settings with differing transmission levels and in patients with differing forms of malaria, including different forms of severe malaria, and investigating neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with severe malaria.

Additional information about the lab can be found at:

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Basic Qualifications

PhD and MD/PhD. Candidate requirements include a high degree of interest and self-motivation to succeed in research, ability to work independently and within a team with excellent communication and writing skills. Previous research experience in malaria, protozoan parasites, and high throughput quantitative PCR or flow cytometry is preferred.

Department Contact for Questions

Dr. Chandy John via Rachel Johnson,

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM002202016

Supplemental Questions

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  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