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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Medical & Molecular Genetics
Campus IU School of Medicine Bloomington
Position Summary

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Metastasis at Indiana University, Bloomington.
A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in the laboratory of Anirban Mitra in the Medical Sciences Program of Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University, Bloomington. The project is focused on the mechanism of regulation of ovarian cancer metastasis, cancer stem cells and chemoresistance. The goal is to understand how the interactions of the cancer cells with their microenvironment are critical for these processes. In vitro organotypic 3D culture, live 3D confocal microscopy, mouse xenograft models, microarray and sequencing based approaches coupled with cell biology and molecular biology techniques are employed to address these questions. We closely collaborate with other groups with a common interest in cancer biology and therapy. The laboratory is located in a stimulating, multidisciplinary and collaborative environment with access to excellent, state of art facilities. Additional details can be found in the lab websites and The successful candidate will be involved in designing and conducting experiments, analyzing results, troubleshooting, manuscript preparation etc.
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Interested applicants should e-mail a brief description of research interests, curriculum vitae and contact information of three referees to Anirban Mitra (
Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D/V.

Basic Qualifications

Successful candidates should be highly self-motivated and have a recent Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or other related fields with a good track record of publications and experience in cancer biology.

Department Contact for Questions

Interested applicants should e-mail a brief description of research interests, curriculum vitae and contact information of three referees to Anirban Mitra (

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM002412016

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this position?
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    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
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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
  1. List Of References
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2