The IU School of Medicine has an exciting Cancer Research and Drug Discovery Postdoctoral Fellow opportunity in the joint lab led by Drs. Anita Bellail and Chunhai Hao in the Department of Pathology & Lab Medicine.
Our team investigates protein ubiquitination and targeted protein degradation for the discovery of small molecule degraders. The team has recently reported the first small molecule degraders of SUMO1 protein as novel anticancer drugs (Bellail et al. Sci Transl Med 2021, 13:e12947). This recruit will join the team in development of small molecule degraders as the first-in-class anticancer drugs.
Experimental approaches being used in the lab include culture, western blots, immunoprecipitation, co-immunoprecipitation, CRISPR/Cas9, FPLC, flow cytometry, tumor models in mice.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to attend and present his/her work in national and international meetings.
The position is funded by NIH grant and available for an initial appointment of one year, renewable for subsequent years.
About the School and the 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 https://medicine.iu.edu/departments/pathology/ for additional information about the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Doctorate degree required. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in biomedical sciences and a strong background in cell biology, molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Experience in animal studies is a plus but not necessary.
Candidates interested in the position should be sure to include a letter detailing their research experience, an updated CV and contact information for three references.