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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Position# 00046159 IN-PGNB

Posting Details

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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

A post-doctoral associate position is available in the Department of Pediatrics, Indianan University. This position will explore the mechanisms of human heart formation and human inherited cardiovascular diseases using embryonic stem (ES) cell, patient-derived induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. The lab follows well-established techniques for human iPS cell generation, differentiation and cardiovascular cell characterization. Recently, the lab technicians identified a group of novel non-coding RNAs in early human cardiovascular development. We are seeking a self-motivated postdoc to study its role in regulate early human heart development and heart disease. The lab is funded by NIH and AHA.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD. The candidate should have solid experience in epigenetic and/or RNA-related techniques with a good publication record, or strong background in molecular biology and cell biology. Experience in stem cell is not required. Preference will be given to individuals with hands-on experience associated with RNA and/or epigenetic studies, such as RNA immunoprecipitation, chromatin immunoprecipitation assay (ChIP) and ChIP-seq. Bioinformatics skills are a plus.

Department Contact for Questions

Lei Yang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Herman B Wells Center For Research
1044 W Walnut Street, R4 272
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions

Position# 00046159

Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date 04/01/2018
OAA # IUSM002792016

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
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3