The Department of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking outstanding candidates for a Scientist track faculty position working in the the lab of Dr. Kenneth Dunn, Division of Nephrology. Applicants should have evidence of excellent research training and experience working imaging and microscopy.
The person hired into this position will (1) participate in the day-to-day operation of the imaging facility and (2) support the development of new methods of microscopy and image analysis to support the research of facility users.
Day-to-day duties will include:
- Providing technical assistance to users, including training in the use of microscope systems and digital image analysis. (15%)
- Evaluating and maintaining microscopy systems. (10%)
- Along with the facility manager, opening the facility in the morning, preparing systems for use, and closing the facility at night. (5%)
Additional development duties will sum 70%, and will be focused on working with members of the Division of Nephrology to develop and/or implement methods of microscopy. Activities include, but are not limited to: 1. Multiplexed imaging, including spectral deconvolution fluorescence, CODEX and Imaging Mass Cytometry. 2. Tissue clearing for large-scale 3D microscopy of biological tissues. 3. Selective plane illumination microscopy 4. Large-scale 3D image analysis using the ImageJ plugin VTEA software. 5. Super-resolution microscopy using an Abberior STED microscope system. 6. Conducting microscopy studies for investigators, and keeping accurate records for billing purposes.
About the School and Department: The Indiana University School of Medicine https://medicine.iu.edu/ 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. Please visit http://medicine.iupui.edu for additional information about the Department of Medicine.
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About Indianapolis: Indianapolis is the 12th largest city in the United States and is growing and thriving economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation, which contribute over $44 billion annually to the local economy. The vibrant downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination and residential neighborhood. The expanding residential base is driven by rich amenities and quality of life – the city is home to a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas.
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.
Minimum Education: PhD or equivalent in life sciences or engineering
Minimum Experience: 2 years of experience in advanced biological microscopy, including confocal microscopy and quantitative fluorescence microscopy
Preferred qualifications Experience in the design and construction of biological imaging systems, image analysis software development, multiplex data analysis.
Working conditions/physical demands: Ability to stand and reach across large air tables.
Department Contact for Questions:
Natalie Brandom email@example.com
OAA #: IUSM005922016
Internal Number: 7821
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.