Post Doctoral Fellow-BioChemistry and Molecular Biology

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Indiana, PENNSYLVANIA

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Position Details

Title Post Doctoral Fellow-BioChemistry and Molecular Biology
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

The Indiana University School of Medicine has an exciting opportunity as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the team of Drs. Anita Bellail and Chunhai Hao in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

The team is investigating the fundamental principles in ubiquitination and SUMOylation of target proteins (Bellail et al. Nat Commun. 2014, 23;5:4234). This new recruit will study the UB and SUMO modification of amyloid and tau proteins in neurodegenerative diseases and join the team in discovery and development of small molecule UB/SUMO target drugs.

Basic Qualifications

We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic, and career-minded researchers with excellent training/ experience/record in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to join the team. This position has the potential to move forward academically to a faculty position.

Newly graduated PhD’s in the field are encouraged to apply.

This position is funded by NIH grants with the NIH standard salaries and full university benefits.

Department Contact for Questions

Dr. Bellail (

Dr. Hao (

Additional Qualifications

About the school:
The Indiana University School of Medicine 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.
Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. 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 a provider of ADA services.

About Indianapolis:
Indiana University School of Medicine is located in downtown Indianapolis, a thriving mid-western city with a vibrant downtown community, outstanding cultural and sports facilities, beautiful suburbs and an affordable cost of living. A city known for fast cars and blockbuster events has also gained acclaim for a flourishing culinary and brewing scene, thriving cultural institutions, cool neighborhoods, and so much more.
Metropolitan Indianapolis is the twelfth largest city in the United States, and it is by-far one of our country’s most livable big cities. For those who reside and work here, the city has a quality about it that makes even the heart of a bustling city center feel like home. Visitors are drawn from all over the globe to enjoy our professional sports venues, a thriving convention industry and numerous cultural attractions. To learn more about the city we call “Indy” visit.

Special Instructions

Qualified candidates should respond by sending a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, and (3) references to:

Dr. Bellail ( or
Dr. Hao (

Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM004222016

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