Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)

Assistant or Associate Professor - Molecular Discovery and Development

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Molecular Discovery and Development at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels as a part of the chemical biology program for the School’s Precision Health Initiative (PHI). The ideal candidate will have expertise in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, biophysics, and/or structural biology and will be expected to develop a research program in chemical biology and structure-based drug design/screening. All targets relevant to human disease are open to consideration, although targets relevant to cancer, neurodegeneration and pharmacogenomics would synergize with existing strengths and focused investments within the School of Medicine. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an independent extramurally funded research program utilizing multiple structural modalities (eg. NMR, X-ray, and/or cryoEM) to support their research, participate in an established and growing structural biology community, teach/train students and fellows, and engage in research interactions with the clinical programs complementary to their scientific interests.

IUSM is dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion as our mission contains three foundational pillars: representational diversity, inclusive working and learning environment, and cultural competence. We highly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities as Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. In addition, it is the University’s policy to provide reasonable ADA accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. 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 an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D. More information about diversity and inclusion efforts at IUSM can be found at

Interested individuals should include a statement outlining their approach to integrating diversity in their pursuit of academic excellence in their cover letter or separately along with their curriculum vitae, summary of future research plans, and the names and contact information for 3-5 references in electronic format at The search committee will begin considering complete applications on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to

About the school: 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 PHI can be found at

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