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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Neuropathologist Physician-Scientist

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Position Details

Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Neuropathologist Physician-Scientist
Appointment Type Tenure Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary


The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine seeks a neuropathologist physician-scientist with research focus in neurodegenerative disease and hereditary neurodegenerative diseases as well as experience collaborating with the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center (IADC) to join its neuropathology division.

The candidate we seek will have a research focus and success in neurodegenerative disease particularly in hereditary neurodegenerative diseases and a propensity to secure funding and grow research.

The division of neuropathology has three full-time neuropathology faculty members and two neuropathology fellows. The division provides clinical service for the 15 hospitals of Indiana University Health, Eskenazi Health, and the Roudebush VA Medical Center. The range of specimens is broad and includes neoplasms, muscle and nerve biopsies, ophthalmic pathology, and autopsy pathology. IU Health Riley Children’s Hospital is the only comprehensive pediatric hospital in the state and has an active neurosurgery service.

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine occupies a dedicated laboratory building with first class facilities that support the clinical, academic, and research collaborations of Indiana University Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The applicant is expected to develop an independently funded research program in one of two areas.

For applicants with a research interest in neuro-degenerative diseases, opportunity exists to collaborate with members of the Stark Neuroscience Institute under the direction of Dr. Bruce Lamb and scientists in the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center under the direction of Dr. Andrew Saykin. Applicants with a research interest in neuro-oncology will have the opportunity to collaborate with members of the Simon Cancer Center, directed by Dr. Patrick Loehrer.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Basic Qualifications

The applicant must be certified in neuropathology by the American Board of Pathology and eligible for medical licensure in Indiana.

• Experience running a neuropathology research laboratory that provide services to a University Hospital.
• Experience running a Neuropathology Core Lab.
• Experience and collaboration with the Alzheimer Disease Center Grant.
• Research focus in neurodegenerative disease and hereditary neurodegenerative diseases.
• Experience in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology.
• 10 plus years of Practicing Clinical Neuropathology.
• Experience supporting group of neurosurgeons.
• Assessment of primary and metastatic brain tumors and non-neoplastic disorders.
• Experience working with Residents in Pathology, Neurosurgery, and Neurology.
• Experience teaching Residents and Medical students in informal and formal settings

Academic rank and track will commensurate with experience.

Indianapolis is a thriving Midwestern city with a vibrant downtown community, outstanding cultural and sports facilities, beautiful suburbs and a low cost of living.

Department Contact for Questions

Chandler Shambarger

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM002272016

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
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Application