Department: IUSM - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
The laboratory of Dr. Raymond Konger in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is seeking a highly motivated individual committed to developing an academic career in cancer research, immunology and molecular biology. The laboratory uses state-of-the-art intravital imaging, transgenic mouse models, and molecular approaches to identify fundamental mechanisms driving cutaneous carcinogenesis and cutaneous immune function.
The successful candidate will work in two project areas. The first focuses on how the nuclear hormone receptor peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor gamma regulates cutaneous immune function, antitumor immune responses and ultraviolet-light induced carcinogenesis. The second project is focused on defining the premalignant dermal and epidermal changes that allow cancer risk to persist following the cessation of UV treatments. This second project may involve collaboration with Dr. Young Kim, from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. The fellow will be expected to carry out one or more research projects. Numerous opportunities for scientific inquiries are available within the Department of Pathology, the Department of Dermatology, the internationally recognized Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, IN): The IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the United States. The school ranks number 28 out of 145 US Medical Schools in NIH funding. Indianapolis is a thriving midwestern city with a flourishing down-town, numerous cultural institutions, and is home of the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers, and the Indianapolis 500.
Successful candidates should have a PhD. degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and possess excellent understanding of basic immunobiology and molecular techniques. The candidate must be willing to work with laboratory mice. Specific responsibilities include knowledge of experimental design, underlying scientific principles, the ability to analyze and assess results and preparation of data for papers and grants. It is expected that the successful candidate will have will have a significant record of research accomplishment. Preferred qualifications: Experience and understanding of mechanisms of tumor biology and tumor-stromal interactions. Prior experience with bioinformatics and next generation sequencing would be a plus.
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OAA #: IUSM008212016
Internal Number: 9488
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