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Executive Director of Brown Center for Immunotherapy

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Position Details

Title Executive Director of Brown Center for Immunotherapy
Specific Title
Appointment Type Open
Department IUSM - Dean's Office
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) seeks an inaugural Executive Director of the Brown Center for Immunotherapy. Endowed with a $30 million gift including four endowed chairs, the Executive Director will recruit and lead a team of scientists to improve the application of adult and pediatric cancer cell therapy and pioneer the use of this powerful technology for other diseases. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary scientific thought-leader to develop innovative methods to make this highly specialized therapy more widely accessible to make the greatest impact on patients’ lives.
The Indiana University School of Medicine is in an exciting growth phase, increasing research funding by 40% over the last four years and continuing to invest aggressively in research. The Brown Center for Immunotherapy is a key component of Indiana University’s bold expansion of research in the area of precision health with a significant infusion of resources and numerous collaborative partners in academia and industry.
Administrative Responsibilities:
• Building strategic alignment with Precision Health Initiative goals
• Championing an ambitious scientific vision for the center
• Leading the administrative functions of the center including recruitment and budget oversight

• Endowment of $30 million gift from Dr. Don Brown and additional university funds to support the executive director’s research, lab startups, and to recruit new faculty
• Six GMP rooms and Clinimacs Prodigy
• Precision immunology laboratory services (PILS) core with state of the art flow cytometric, CYTOF, and imaging flow cytometry
• A mixed use facility including BSL-3 ISO-7 clean rooms for vector production and cell manufacturing for allogeneic cell product production
NIH/NCRR National Gene Vector Biorepository for the NCRR and the lentiviral production site for the NIH/NHLBI Gene Therapy Resources Program

Ample opportunities for research and collaboration, including:
• IU School of Medicine’s Precision Health Initiative, a $120 million investment to place Indiana University at the cutting edge of healthcare
• The Indiana Collaborative Initiative for Talent Enrichment (INCITE), a $25 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, is a partnership between IU School of Medicine and local, non-academic partners such as the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Eli Lilly and Co., Roche, Dow, Cook, BioCrossroads, IU Health and Eskenazi Health to attract top scientists
• IU Simon Cancer Center, an NCI designated Cancer Center with more than 200 investigators who lead over 600 clinical trials for adult and pediatric cancers
• Indiana University Health’s statewide network of 15 hospitals

Indiana University is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse
learning environment and supporting the professional development of ethnic
minorities, women, and people with disabilities. The IU School of Medicine strongly
encourages applications from women and minorities.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
• MD or PhD, or MD/PhD or equivalent
• An extramurally funded research program
• Academic credentials for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Department Contact for Questions

Britt Booram
Director of Faculty Affairs

Additional Qualifications
Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline 03/26/2018
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM003012016

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
Optional Documents