An Assistant Research Professor position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ji Zhang Ph.D. in the Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Biology Program, Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The candidate is expected to spend 70% effort in performing research in Dr. Zhang's lab, focusing on understanding the epigenetic regulation of nutrient dependencies in blood cancers. The candidate will use tissue culture and mouse genetic models of blood cancer to: (1) define oncogene-associated nutrient dependencies; (2) elucidate the role of epigenetic regulation during metabolic stress; (3) determine potential to target metabolic pathways to treat blood cancers. The candidate is also expected to spend 30% effort in lab management, including training junior postdoctoral fellows/graduate students and oversee the projects on related research theme.
Successful candidates must have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD from an accredited institution with strong research background in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and/or Genetics. At least three-years of postdoctoral training in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or Genetics is required. Experience with mouse models, cell signaling, metabolomics and epigenetics are preferred. The candidate is expected to have strong communication skills and organizing abilities. Salary is commensurate with skills and level of experience.
Department Contact for Questions:
Summer Layton HR Specialist Herman B Wells Center Department of Pediatrics email@example.com
OAA #: IUSM007652016
Internal Number: 9195
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