Postdoctoral Fellow - Hematology/Oncology

Indiana University - School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
October 07 2020
Life Sciences, Oncology
Organization Type

Indiana University

Postdoctoral Fellow – Hematology/Oncology


We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to join the Perna lab at the new Brown Center of Immunotherapy, led and supported by the Indiana School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN.


The overall goal of the Perna lab is to develop precision immuno-therapies for patients with hematologic malignancies. The highly competitive research plan will be achieved via solid and largely supported projects involving the use of primary patient samples, human and mouse models of hematologic malignancies and cutting-edge technologies. By using sophisticated proteomic and genomic approaches for the identification of immunotherapeutic targets (Perna F et al Cancer Cell 2017), the lab investigates the molecular mechanisms underpinning leukemogenesis and develops innovative therapeutics. To this purpose we will closely work with the Vector Production Facility that is the NIH/NHLBI National Gene Vector Biorepository.


The Perna lab has a strong interest and expertise in translational cancer research and immunotherapy, with several strong collaborations at major international institutions worldwide. The ideal candidate has expertise in biochemistry and cell culture and/or immunology. Basic knowledge of bioinformatics and/or proteomics is a plus. We will work in a very dynamic and collaborative environment.


The search committee will begin evaluating applications as they are received and applications will continue to be reviewed until positions are filled.


About the School and Department: 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. Please visit for additional information about the Department of Medicine.


About the Campus: To learn more about the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, please visit:


About Indianapolis: Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing 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. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years.


At the IU School of Medicine, we offer focused, systematic and sustained programs that are aligned with three foundational pillars of diversity and inclusion: representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence. Therefore, we are looking for applicants who can help ensure all our mission areas are inclusive and equitable.


Basic Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has previous laboratory research experience with a Ph.D. (or about to graduate) in Health Sciences or closely related field. Expertise in biochemistry, proteomics, cell culture and/or immunology is appropriate to the research plan of the lab. Basic knowledge of bioinformatics is a plus. We will work in a very dynamic and collaborative environment.


If you are interested please apply online to this posting and send your CV and description of research experience to

Fabiana Perna MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Hematology/Oncology,

Brown Center of Immunotherapy

Indiana School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA.


Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.


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