The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BIOM) of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be hiring a new Assistant Research Professor (non tenure track) who possesses expertise in Chemical Biology with application to chemical protein synthesis and peptide therapeutics. This appointment will conduct scientific research in the area(s) of peptide- and protein analogs, including analysis of structure-activity relationships and use of unnatural mutagenesis. These projects utilize synthetic and semi-synthetic methods. This position will also be part of the Pillar in Chemical Biology of the Precision Health Initiative at IUSM.
A PhD or M.D. and at least 5 years of training/experience in peptide is required. Experience with the chemical synthesis of polypeptide greater than 30 residues, with the insulin molecule and with native ligation chemistry are preferred, including novel methods of folding (such as “ester insulin” and Des-Di single-chain precursors) are preferred. Publications on how biological peptides modulate the activity of peptides and proteins will be an added advantage. Successful candidates will have evidence of working in a collaborative environment; experience with mentoring graduate and postgraduate trainees is preferred.
More information about the Precision Health Institute can be found on our website (https://medicine.iu.edu/expertise/precision-health-initiative/). Interested individuals should send a curriculum vita, a cover letter stating research interests, and the names and addresses of references.
We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented groups. In addition, it is the University’s policy to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. Indiana University is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D.
Department Contact for Questions:
Roxanne Seger firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IUSM007712016
Internal Number: 9210
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