Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Protein Engineering or Synthetic Biology

Indianapolis, Indiana
Commensurate with experience
June 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levels in the area of protein engineering or synthetic biology. This search is associated with the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BIOM) and the NCI designated IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center (IUSCCC). Applications will be considered from all areas of basic and applied science directed toward the identification or redesign of biological molecules to create new therapeutics, especially cancer immunotherapeutics.

Successful applicants are expected to have/develop a strong, leadership in multi-investigator and/or independent extramurally funded research program, participate in training students and fellows, and engage in research interactions with the clinical programs complementary to their scientific interests. A competitive salary, startup funds, and space will be provided.

Interested individuals should submit a statement outlining their approach to integrating diversity in their pursuit of academic excellence in their cover letter, curriculum vitae, cover letter, summary of past accomplishments and future research plans, and the names and addresses of 3-5 references in electronic format. The search committee will begin considering applications immediately and on an on-going basis until positions are filled. Candidates can submit applications at  Additionally, candidates can submit applications by email at

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. More information about the sponsoring units can be found at the following websites: BIOM ( and IUSCC (

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 gender and racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana. More information about diversity and inclusion efforts at IUSM can be found at

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. For additional information on life in Indy: 

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