Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Indiana University Bloomington

United States

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Posting Details

Position Details


Title Assistant Research Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Specific Title  
Appointment Type Scientist Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
The IU School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology has a position open for a Research Assistant Scientist. This is a faculty-level position. The faculty will work with Dr. Allison Norlander to design and execute basic and translational research projects. Specifically, the faculty will work on projects aimed at dissecting mechanism by which the immune system contributes to the development of hypertension. Dr. Norlander’s lab is affiliated with the Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center. Interested candidates with a background in physiology and/or immunology are strongly encouraged to apply. A background in one of these two areas is desired, along with previous use of and characterization of mouse models. The candidate will use a variety of approaches including mouse survival surgeries for induction of hypertension and measurement of blood pressure, processing and use of human immune cells derived from PBMCs, cell culture, flow cytometry, molecular, and imaging techniques.
Position level and compensation will be commensurate with experience. Additionally, professional development will be provided for and encouraged.

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 well-being for all throughout the state of Indiana.

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.

Information about the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology is available at:
Information about the Indiana University School of Medicine is available at:
Basic Qualifications
Must have a PhD or MD or equivalent degree in physiology or immunology or related field with at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience.
Department Contact for Questions
Inquiries about this position should be sent to Dr. Allison Norlander:

Additional Qualifications
  • Must be able to work independently or with very limited supervision, in compliance with all applicable regulations.
  • Must be able to plan, execute, interpret, present, and write-up studies.
  • Must be able to work as a team.
  • Must be willing to train students and other members of the lab.
  • Would contribute to multiple different projects.
  • Must have adequate written and communication skills.
  • Must be able to prepare submissions for grant applications.
Special Instructions
Please provide a CV and contact information for 3 references.
Priority Application Review Deadline  
Expected Start Date  
OAA # IUSM-01934-2024

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
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