Specific Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiology, Dr. Ankit Desai Lab
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Medicine - Cardiology
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ankit Desai to develop projects characterizing the mechanisms of delayed repolarization and cardiac fibrosis in sickle cell cardiomyopathy.
The objective is to define the role of IL-18 signaling in directing the development of these phenotypes.
Dr. Ankit Desai offers an excellent research environment and opportunities for career advancement, and has a strong publication record in mouse genetics, electrophysiology and molecular biology. We routinely employ mouse models of sickle cell disease to elucidate these mechanisms.
About the School and Department: The Indiana University School of Medicine https://medicine.iu.edu/ is the largest medical school in the US and is annually ranked among the top medical schools in the US by US News & World Report. Please visit http://medicine.iupui.edu for additional information about the Department of Medicine.
The Division of Cardiology at IUSM has multiple research laboratories conducting studies in various aspects of cardiovascular diseases, including but not limited to electrophysiology, genetics and pulmonary hypertension. The Krannert Institute of Cardiology Clinical Trial Office participates in multiple clinical studies related to clinical cardiology. There are ACGME approved cardiology training programs in cardiovascular diseases, cardiovascular electrophysiology, interventional cardiology and heart failure.
Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, protected veteran status, and religion. Indiana University is a provider of ADA services.
The candidate should be highly-motivated with a PhD or MD in the field and prior biomedical research experience.
Administer and oversee the research projects.
Direct the preparation and execution of experiments to meet the needs of the project.
Assist in identifying funding opportunities.
Maintain and daily upkeep of an electronic notebook with complete details of experiments with analysis of results; oversight of all lab members that complete this on a daily basis.
Contribute to and participate in the authorship of research publications and presentations at professional conferences.
Be fluent in molecular biology techniques.
Have excellent skillsets in handling animals and animal procedures
Able to develop a research project and balance responsibility of other potential projects.
Compile data and generate computerized statistics for analytical purposes using software packages; make preliminary analyses and assist researchers in interpreting the data.
Be responsible for the maintenance of various pieces of laboratory equipment and with general laboratory organization.
Execute research projects involving animal and human tissue.
Participate in weekly research team meetings, research presentations, seminars and journal clubs.
Write and submit all hazardous and non-hazardous agents to the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) as well as all animal protocols to the Animal Care Committee (IACUC) as requested by the Director.
Department Contact for Questions:
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OAA #: IUSM003352016
Internal Number: 5743
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.