The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is announcing the search for a Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader to take a strong, basic science department to the next level of excellence.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is home to 21 primary faculty members. The faculty and trainees are working at the forefront of research on the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, immune responsiveness, the microbiome, infectious diseases, cancer biology, hematopoiesis, stem cell biology and gene therapy. The Department's stem cell biology, transplantation, and hematopoiesis program is one of the premier programs in the nation.
The IUSM is the only allopathic medical school in the state, and the largest medical school in the United States, spanning nine campuses. The Department plays a critical role in medical and graduate education, the latter supported by 3 predoctoral training grants led by primary faculty members in the Department.
The IUSM is in an exciting growth phase, having increased NIH funding by 50% over the last five years, and is continuing to aggressively invest in research. In addition to the Department's research strengths, there are ample opportunities for collaboration within the institution:
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
NIH/NCRR National Gene Vector Biorepository for the NCRR and the lentiviral production site for the NIH/NHLBI Gene Therapy Resources Program
IU School of Medicine's Precision Health Initiative, a $120 million investment to place us at the cutting edge of personalized medicine biomedical research and healthcare delivery.
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
IU Simon Cancer Center, an NCI designated Cancer Center, with more than 200 investigators who lead over 600 clinical trials for adult and pediatric cancers
Indiana University Health’s statewide network of 15 hospitals
This position is ideal for a collaborative and transformational leader who can build on existing strengths in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Minimum qualifications include an MD, PhD, MD/PhD or equivalent, evidence of leadership or a vision for leadership of an academic unit, an extramurally funded research program, and academic credentials for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates will also be considered from other fields applicable to microbiology and immunology including, but not limited to, bioengineering, microbiome genomics, proteomics, etc. Candidates with a strong background in applied and/or translational immunology could be considered for co-leadership of the Brown Center for Immunotherapy.
Department Contact for Questions:
Senem Guler firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IUSM005242016
Internal Number: 7370
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.