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Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics

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Title Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics
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Appointment Type Scientist Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Pediatrics
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
The Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research conducts basic science and translational research within the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine. The Wells Center houses more than 200 faculty investigators, staff, and trainees seeking answers to the most pressing questions related to childhood illness.
With the collaboration between scientists and physicians, the center aims to increase knowledge of causes and mechanisms of serious pediatric diseases. Our goal is to develop innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of sick children in Indiana and beyond.
An Assistant Research Professor position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Reuben Kapur in the Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Biology Research Group within the Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. This individual will be working on projects related to study of genetic and epigenetic regulation in normal and leukemic hematopoietic stem cells. In addition, they will work on projects related to obesity, diabetes and microbiome and its role in driving clonal hematopoiesis as well as leukemogenesis. Dr. Kapurís laboratory environment uses pharmacologic, genetic and biochemical approaches, including established, as well as newly created, mouse models and patient derived cells to study normal and leukemic biology. For recent publications, please refer to Pandey et al., Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dec. 2019; Ramdas et al, Stem Cell Reports, Jul. 2020 and Cai et al., Cell Reports, Jun. 2020, Cai et al., Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2021.
As the nationís 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 well-being for all throughout the state of Indiana.
Basic Qualifications
Doctoral or Terminal Degree required. A PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or life sciences is preferred. Postdoctoral experience in studying obesity, diabetes and microbiome in the context of hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis is required. Experience with rodents, cell/tissue culture, molecular biology, epigenetics and hematopoietic stem cell biology are necessary.†
Department Contact for Questions
Reuben Kapur, Ph.D.
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OAA # IUSM-01663-2023

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