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

Two postdoctoral or research faculty positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Xiongbin Lu at Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Indiana University School of Medicine. The candidates will participate in NCI-funded translational research programs to identify drug targets for cancer immunotherapy and precision therapy using bioinformatic and experimental approaches. Candidates are required to have hands-on experience in cell biology, molecular biology, mouse tumor models, and/or immunology. Experience in cancer biology is not a must. Please refer to recent publications from the lab to know more research background:
• Liu Y, et al. (2015). TP53 loss creates therapeutic vulnerability in colorectal cancer. Nature, 520(7549):697-701.
• Xu J, et al. (2019). Precise targeting of POLR2A as a therapeutic strategy for human triple negative breast cancer. Nature Nanotechnology, 14(4):388-397.
• Fang Y, et al (2021). MAL2 drives immune evasion in breast cancer by suppressing tumor antigen presentation. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 131(1):e140837.
• Li Y, et al. (2021). Targeted immunotherapy for HER2-low breast cancer with 17p loss. Science Translational Medicine, 13(580):eabc6894.

The Lu laboratory has a great track of record in postdoctoral career planning and transition to independence. Three postdoctoral fellows received the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) and seven past trainees are now independent investigators in the US or other nations.

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

Doctoral or Terminal degree required. Ph.D. – Candidates are required to have hands-on experience in cell biology, molecular biology, mouse tumor models, and/or immunology. Experience in cancer biology is not a must.

Department Contact for Questions

Interested individuals should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae by email to:
Xiongbin Lu, PhD
Vera Bradley Foundation Professor of Breast Cancer Innovation
Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center
Indiana University School of Medicine
Applications will be received until the positions are filled.

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