A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nuria Morral, in the Department of Medical and
Molecular Genetics, and Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Indiana University School of
Medicine. The successful candidate will join a NIH-funded research group studying epigenetic
mechanisms of transcription regulation. Specifically, the lab is studying how nutrients influence chromatin
dynamics and key stages of the transcription cycle. These mechanisms are disrupted under conditions of
overnutrition, contributing to insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The
selected candidate will join a team working with mouse models of NAFLD and type 2 diabetes, and a
variety of biochemical and molecular biology assays (immunoblots, qPCR, primary cell culture, cloning,
virus-mediated gene transfer, …).
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
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree with a strong research background in molecular biology.
Experience with high-throughput sequencing technologies (ChiP-seq, RNA-seq, etc) is required.
Candidates are expected to be highly motivated with an excellent record of scientific achievements.
Candidates should have strong communication skills in both oral presentation and writing, and be capable
of working independently as well as in a research team. Candidates will play a role in the mentorship of
graduate students and/or fellows in basic and translational research. It is highly desirable for the holder of
this position to develop research projects with strong potential for long-term NIH funding, with the
expectation that the candidate will also submit fellowship applications.
A cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests and list of three references should be
submitted with your application.
For questions about the position please contact:
Nuria Morral, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
975 W Walnut St, IB 130, Indianapolis, IN 46260
Applications will be received until the position is filled.