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The IU School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology has an opening for a faculty at the Research Assistant Scientist level for a talented and ambitious individual to work on a basic and translational research project directed towards investigating muscle regeneration and pathophysiology. The successful candidate will join a research group affiliated with the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health (ICMH) investigating system-to-system cross-talk and integrative cellular interactions that affect skeletal and cardiac muscle pathophysiology and function. Interested candidates will have a strong knowledge in musculoskeletal and molecular biology, as also evidenced by their publication records. The candidate will utilize a variety of approaches, including mouse handling, tissue processing, flow cytometry, cell culture, molecular biology, and imaging techniques.
As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years. For additional information on life in Indy: https://www.nomeancity.com.
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Doctorate or terminal degree required. Must have a PhD or MD or Equivalent degree in molecular biology, cell biology, physiology or related field with at least 3 years of postdoctoral research experience.
Must be able to work independently or with very limited supervision, in compliance with all applicable regulations.
Must be able to plan, execute, interpret and present studies.
Must have excellent capacity to work as a team.
Must be able to multitask and show interest in contributing to several projects.
Must be willing to teach junior trainees and students.
Must have adequate written and oral communication skills.
Must be able to prepare materials for submission to granting agencies and foundations