Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Indiana University Bloomington

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Position Details


Title Assistant Research Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Specific Title Assistant Research Professor
Appointment Type Scientist Track Faculty
Department IUSM - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
The Indiana University School of Medicine has an exciting Research Assistant Professor position within the team led by Drs. Yuichiro Takag, Anita Bellail, Chunhai “Charlie” Hao, in Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine for anticancer and antiaging drug discovery and development programs.

Our team investigates targeted protein degradation for the discovery of small molecule degraders. The team has recently reported the first small molecule degraders of SUMO1 protein as novel anticancer drugs (Bellail et al. Science Translational Medicine 2021, 13:e12947). The team are currently working on Cryo-EM structure guided and computer-aided drug design of small molecule degraders of oncoproteins and aging proteins.

The position is funded by NIH, ASC and Ivy foundation grants. The salary is starting at $70,000 depending on a candidate prior experience plus full benefits.

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 wellbeing 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.For additional information on life in Indy:
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate or terminal degree required. PhD in the related field

Department Contact for Questions
Yuichiro Takagi, PhD, Email:
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Additional Qualifications
At least 3 years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent is required.
Demonstrated record of productivity in structural biology (Cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography) or/and biochemistry research as evidenced by publications.
Strong biochemistry and molecular biology background to be able to generate and characterize the recombinant proteins and protein complexes related to cancer and aging for structural studies.
A strong commitment to experimental work is expected, demonstrated by an ability to determine structures protein complexes by cryo-EM or/and X-ray crystallography.
Special Instructions  
Priority Application Review Deadline  
Expected Start Date 03/01/2023
OAA # IUSM-01742-2023

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents