Professor of Computational Biology

Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Salary
A competitive salary, startup funds, and space will be provided.
Posted
December 05 2018
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in structure-based computational chemistry and/or biology. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, biology, or any other related areas. The position is open at all ranks including Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The Department is looking for applicants that employ computational methods to explore macromolecular interactions, elucidate 3D structures of macromolecules, or design novel peptides, proteins, or other macromolecular structures and complexes. The Department is also interested in applicants with interests in the use of computational methods for the design and discovery of small molecules for tool development or drug discovery. Applicants with interests in informatics-based and systems biology approaches that are based on the use of macromolecular structures are also encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants in chemical biology and/or drug discovery who will complement strengths at IUSM in cancer, neuroscience, and/or diabetes. Indiana University offers free state-of-the-art computational infrastructure including supercomputer and clusters for various applications. The University also provides skilled IT personnel through the UITS system to facilitate porting of computer programs. The Departmental culture values a collaborative working environment and places a strong emphasis on mentoring. More information about the department can be found at http://medicine.iu.edu/departments/biochemistry-molecular-biology/.

We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented groups as Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through diversity. In addition, it is the University’s policy to provide reasonable ADA services for qualified persons with disabilities. 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 an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D/V.

About the school: 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. More information about related units can be found at the following websites: Precision Health Initiative (https://medicine.iu.edu/expertise/precision-health-initiative/); Stark Neuroscience Research Institute (https://medicine.iu.edu/research/centers-institutes/stark-neurosciences/); and the School’s Signature and NIH-designated Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (https://medicine.iu.edu/research/centers-institutes/diabetes-metabolic-diseases/) and Cancer Center (http://www.cancer.iu.edu/). 
Location: Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the United States, 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 cost of living is below the national average despite this growth. The vibrant downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination and residential neighborhood. Surrounding suburbs have been ranked the #1 place to live in the country. The city enjoys a vibrant quality of life, rich amenities and flourishing art, music, and food culture, as well as internationally recognized amateur and professional sports teams, auto racing, and outdoor recreation areas. Please check out Visit Indy (https://www.visitindy.com/) or No Mean City (http://nomeancity.com/) to learn more.

Successful applicants are expected to have/develop a strong, independent extramurally funded research program, and participate in training students and fellows. Senior applicants are expected to have established a vigorous research program supported by extramural grants. Competitive salaries and start-up packages are available. Interested candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, summary of past accomplishments, research plans, and names of 3-5 references in electronic format. Applications submitted prior to March 1, 2019 will be given priority, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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