Overview

Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levels in the basic science areas of chemical biology, structure-based drug design and proteomics. A key part of a Program in Chemical Biology of the School’s Precision Health Initiative (PHI), this search is also aligned with the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BIOM) and Pediatrics as well as the School’s Signature and NIH-designated Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (CDMD) and Cancer Center (CC). Applications are welcomed from all areas of chemical biology, however, applications with a cancer research emphasis in areas such as chemical targeting, metabolism, nanoparticles, and structural biology are highly encouraged. A primary appointment for successful applicants may be based in any of these units as appropriate to the credentials and goals of the candidate.

About the school: 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. More information about the sponsoring units can be found at the following websites: PHI (https://medicine.iu.edu/expertise/precision-health-initiative/), BIOM (http://medicine.iu.edu/departments/biochemistry-molecular-biology/), Pediatrics (https://medicine.iu.edu/departments/pediatrics/), CDMD (https://medicine.iu.edu/research/centers-institutes/diabetes-metabolic-diseases/) and CC (http://www.cancer.iu.edu/).

About Indianapolis: Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States and is growing and thriving 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, which contribute over $44 billion annually to the local economy. The cost of living is below the national average despite tremendous growth. The vibrant downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination and residential neighborhood. The surrounding suburbs have been ranked the #1 place to live in the country and are consistently ranked in the top 25 year after year. The city enjoys a vibrant quality of life, rich amenities and growing art, music, and food culture, as well as internationally recognized amateur and professional sports teams, auto racing, and outdoor recreation areas. Please check out Visit Indy or No Mean City to learn more about Indianapolis.

We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented groups as Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. In addition, it is the University’s policy to provide reasonable ADA services for qualified persons with disabilities. 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 an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D/V.

Basic Qualifications

Successful applicants are expected to have/develop a strong, leadership in multi-investigator and/or independent extramurally funded research program, participate in training students and fellows, and engage in research interactions with the clinical programs complementary to their scientific interests. Evidence of working in a collaborative environment and experience with mentoring various levels of trainees is preferred. A competitive salary, startup funds, and space will be provided.

Department Contact for Questions

Interested individuals should submit a Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, summary of past accomplishments and future research plans, and the names and addresses of 3-5 references in electronic format. The search committee will begin considering applications immediately and on an on-going basis until positions are filled. Questions can be directed to biomfac@iupui.edu.