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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Transplant

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The position will remain open until filled. Candidates will be screened and IUSM will contact candidates of mutual interest. Please submit ONLY the requested files including a letter of application addressing a brief description of your research experiences (one page maximum) and curriculum vitae (include list of lab technical lab skills). If selected for an interview, we will ask for three letters of reference.

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Transplant
Specific Title Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Surgery - Transplant
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Abdominal Transplant Surgery Division, Indiana University School of Medicine

Xenotransplantation research laboratory in the Department of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoc research fellow to work on a translational research project. The research project is focused on the development of desirable genetic engineering porcine cells, which can be used to produce suitable organs for xenotransplantation. The fellow will be engaged in genetic engineering pig genome, 3D bioprinting of genetically modified porcine cells, and testing the function of the printed constructs.

To learn more about the Department of Surgery or the Transplant Division please follow this link:
http://surgery.medicine.iu.edu/divisions/transplant-surgery

IUSM is located in Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the nation and the state capital. Forbes magazine recently listed Indianapolis as one of the 10 best downtown’s in the country. The cost of living is below the national average despite tremendous growth. The city enjoys a healthy arts community, with internationally recognized symphony, opera, and ballet companies and excellent museums, including the world’s largest children’s museum. It is home to professional football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, soccer, and hockey teams. Please visit http://www.indy.org or http://medicine.iupui.edu/AboutIndy/ to learn more about Indianapolis.

Indiana University is an EEO/AA employer, M/F/D/V.

Basic Qualifications
  • Must have a PhD, preferably in one of the following disciplines: Immunology, Cell Biology, Genetic Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related field.
  • Experience with establishing stable cell line, induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS) in tissue regeneration, genome editing by CRISPR/Cas9 technology, flow cytometry analysis, and cell proliferation assay.
  • Fluency in speaking and writing English is required.
  • Must have a desire to learn new techniques, write manuscripts/reports/ protocols
  • Must have desire to train students
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Must be willing and interested in contributing to several other ongoing projects in the lab
Department Contact for Questions

Please contact Shelly Moore for questions about the process:
Shelly Moore, HR Business Partner
Dean’s Office/Department of Surgery
sm226@iu.edu

For specific questions about the opportunity or the work, NOT about the process, please contact, via email only:

  • Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery – bekser@iupui.edu
  • Ping Li, PhD, Assistant Research Professor of Surgery – pili@iupui.edu
Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions

The position will remain open until filled. Candidates will be screened and IUSM will contact candidates of mutual interest. Please submit ONLY the requested files including a letter of application addressing a brief description of your research experiences (one page maximum) and curriculum vitae (include list of lab technical lab skills). If selected for an interview, we will ask for three letters of reference.

Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM002752016

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  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