Postdoctoral Appointee

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Location: Indiana, PENNSYLVANIA
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Title Postdoctoral Appointee
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Medical & Molecular Genetics
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. This candidate will work alongside faculty and staff in the Indiana University Gene Therapy Testing Laboratory. The laboratory focuses on novel testing methods for gene and cell therapy products. It hosts the NIH NHLBI National Gene Vector Biorepository ( providing testing and other services to the NIH community. It also provides certification services to academic and commercial entities manufacturing clinical gene therapy vectors. The applicant should have the ability to work independently as well as in collaborative research projects. Duties and responsibilities are to develop novel testing methods suitable for meeting US FDA regulations. Techniques include a combination of cell based assays and molecular testing methods such as ddPCR. The applicant will gain experience in developing novel assays in a regulated environment that will be of interest to both academic and commercial entities.

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.

Basic Qualifications

MD and/or PhD in Genetics, Molecular or Cell Biology, Physiology, or a related field. The candidate should be able to work independently, design and conduct experiments, and have effective oral and written communication skills. Prior experience with recombinant DNA techniques and willingness to work with attenuated viruses is necessary.

Department Contact for Questions

Please email curriculum vitae and a one-page summary of research interests, and contact information for three references to: Kenneth Cornetta, MD, Clinical Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine; email:

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OAA # IUSM010092016

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