Postdoctoral Fellow, Vera Bradley Foundation Scholars Program

Organization
Indiana Institute for Personalized Medicine
Job Location
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Benefits

Stipends are competitive, and will be based on the NIH NRSA pay scale.

Job Description

The Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in breast cancer, genomics and informatics to participate on a team of researchers known as the Vera Bradley Scholars. The studies will focus on molecular mechanisms of genomic variations associated with chemotherapy action and toxicities under the overarching goal of optimally personalizing breast cancer therapies; this program is part of the Monogrammed Medicine Program supported by Vera Bradley.

 The Vera Bradley Scholars will be supported for up to two years to conduct basic, translational and clinical research under the supervision of a team of faculty investigators. The program is designed to identify and prepare the next generation of breast cancer researchers for a career in academia and provide the tools to become independent investigators who will be competitive for peer-reviewed funding.

Funds for conference travel and supplies will also be provided. Trainees in our program enjoy exposure to a rich cross section of trainees in other health care orientated programs. This multi-disciplinary exposure leads to a very lively interaction and advantageous cross-fertilization of ideas. Fellows interact at lab research meetings, seminars, didactic sessions, and while performing lab work.

Requirements

Qualified applicantsshould have a PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or a related discipline with experience of core molecular biology techniques and mammalian cell culture. He/she should have an excellent record of publication of research and an ability to independently develop, optimize and deploy research support as a member of a closely collaborative team. Experience with CRISPR-Cas genome engineering is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references to:

Cheryl Weatherholt

Division of Clinical Pharmacology

IU School of Medicine

950 W. Walnut Street, Room 402

Indianapolis, IN 46202

 Or via email (preferred): [email protected]

About Our Organization

Indiana University is an EEO/AA employer, (M/F/D)

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