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Postdoctoral Scholar

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Interested applicants should send their CV, contact details for three references, and a covering letter outlining their research interests and career goals.

Posting Details

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Position Details

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

New postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr Micheala Aldred in the Pulmonary Division of the Department of Medicine. We study the genetic basis of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a serious lung vascular disorder, utilizing state-of-the-art genomic and epigenomic technologies to understand the molecular changes that contribute to this disease. Major NIH-funded projects in the lab focus on the role of DNA damage in the pathogenesis of PAH and therapeutic approaches to correct bone morphogenetic protein signaling in the heritable form of the disease (Federici et al., Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 2015, 192: 219-228; Drake et al., Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol, 2013, 49: 403-409).

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should have a recent PhD or MD/PhD degree in genetics or molecular biology, excellent communication skills and a strong track record of first-author
publications. Expertise in mammalian genetics or DNA damage pathways is
essential. Additional training in bioinformatics, analysis of next-generation sequence data, and/or animal models of pulmonary hypertension would be highly desirable.

Department Contact for Questions

*Contact Name Micheala Aldred
*Contact Phone (317) 278-7716
*Contact Email maaldred@iu.edu

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions

Interested applicants should send their CV, contact details for three references, and
a covering letter outlining their research interests and career goals.

Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM002362016

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
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents