Specific Title: Translational Research and Breast Cancer Medicine Faculty
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) in conjunction with the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center (IUSCC) is seeking a collaborative and innovative physician-scientist to join the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research (VBFC). We are seeking candidates at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor whose research focus will complement and strengthen existing efforts in Precision Genomics, triple negative breast cancer, or the biologic determinants of health care disparities. Both tenure- and non-tenure track applicants will be considered.
This position presents a unique opportunity to join the expanding clinical and research community of the VBFC within NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, the IUSCC. IUSM is the nation's largest allopathic medical school with 9 campuses across Indiana. The IUSCC is a patient care, research, and educational organization, located on the school's main campus in Indianapolis. The IUSCC research physicians and scientists include more than 150 members who lead over300 clinical trials in pediatric and adult cancers. Indiana University Health is our clinical health system with facilities statewide. In January 2020, the Joe and Shelly Schwarz Cancer Center will open at one of our suburban hospitals. The successful candidate will be a part of the multi-disciplinary breast cancer team serving patients at both cancer centers. The IUSCC is in an exciting growth phase, having increased NCI funding by 47% over the last five years, resulting in Comprehensive designation in 2019. In addition to the IUSCC's research strengths, there are ample opportunities for collaboration within the institution including:
The Komen Normal Tissue Bank and IUSCC (https://komentissuebank.iu.edu/) is the world's only repository of normal breast tissue, now with over 4,700 samples supporting over 140 research projects worldwide.
The Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC, http://pub.emmes.com/study/bcrc/) is a collaborative group founded in 2005 to conduct innovative and high-impact clinical trials for breast cancer. Collectively, the 19 TBCRC member institutions work together to foster trial development in a collegial environment that enhances cross-institutional collaborations. IUSCC has been among the top three enrolling members for the last two years.
The Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN), is home to over 200 clinical investigators nationwide. The HCRN is an independent clinical trials consortia whose primary focus is on Phase II and III clinical trials. IUSCC serves as the main research base.
The Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (BTCRC) consists of 14 cancer centers, representing the largest collection of NCI-designated Cancer Centers of all athletic conferences in the country. The BTCRC focuses on early phase collaborative clinical trials.
The Brown Center for Immunotherapy, which houses six GMP rooms and a Clinimacs Prodigy, a Precision Immunology Laboratory Services (PILS) Core with state of the art flow cytometric, CYTOF, and imaging flow cytometry, a mixed use facility including BSL-3 ISO-7 clean rooms for viral vector production and cell manufacturing of allogeneic cell products
The NIH/NCRR National Gene Vector Biorepository for the NCRR and the lentiviral production site for the NIH/NHLBI Gene Therapy Resources Program
The IU School of Medicine's Precision Health Initiative is a $120 million investment intended to place us at the cutting edge of personalized medicine, biomedical research and healthcare delivery. Triple negative breast cancer is a major pillar of the PHI, including creation of a richly-annotated cohort and development of novel patient-derived xenografts.
The Indiana Collaborative Initiative for Talent Enrichment (INCITE), a $25 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, is a partnership between IU School of Medicine and local, non-academic partners such as the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Eli Lilly and Co., Roche, Dow, Cook, BioCrossroads, IU Health and Eskenazi Health to attract top scientists
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.
Candidates should be physician scientists who are MDs or MD/PhDs eligible for the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Please include: (1) detailed curriculum vitae, (2) the names and addresses of three references, (3) a two page summary of research accomplishments, and (4) a two page summary of future research interests and plans.
Department Contact for Questions:
Drew Hewitt firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IUSM007112016
Internal Number: 8671
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.