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Faculty Careers

The Department of Pediatrics offers a vibrant, diverse workplace where each faculty member has opportunities to make meaningful contributions to medical education, research and clinical care as part of their own career goals and in fulfilling the institution’s core mission. With access to a large and diverse patient population, physician and scientist educators at IU School of Medicine are integral to preparing the next generation of healers and transforming health in Indiana and throughout the world.

Take a look at current openings available within the department of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Leadership Positions

  • Vice Chair of Pediatric Education

    Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pediatrics

    Indiana University School of Medicine is announcing the search for a Vice Chair for Pediatric Education within the Department of Pediatrics. The Vice Chair for Pediatric Education position is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader who will lead our efforts to promote excellence in teaching and educational scholarship within the Department of Pediatrics. This position centers on the academic mission of education/teaching, including leadership and guidance in supporting and directing educational programs and promoting and mentoring faculty whose focus is education.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Equity

    The primary role of this position is to conduct research and technical activities in the area of health equity and quantitative methods to inform the priorities and strategy for performance improvement for the IU Health Office of Health Equity and Engagement. This research will be done in partnership with investigators from the IU School of Medicine, Fairbanks School of Public Health, IU Department of Sociology, Regenstrief Institute, or other partner institutions, including community partners engaged through participatory and community-engaged research efforts. This research will focus largely on 4 priority content areas: cardiovascular, maternal/child, behavioral health, and cancer. Related content expertise is preferred.

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Diabetes Immunology)

    A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Felton lab for highly motivated and talented applicants who are interested in diabetes immunology research. Dr. Felton’s research focuses on understanding mechanisms of immune tolerance in type 1 diabetes in order to develop effective therapeutic interventions. We are specifically interested in interactions between immune cells and the islet microenvironment, the role B lymphocytes in type 1 diabetes pathogenesis, and identifying early biomarkers of disease using relevant in vitro and ex vivo models of mouse and human type 1 diabetes. This research makes extensive use of cell and molecular biology techniques and includes small animal (mouse) handling and dosing.

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Asthma and Allergic Diseases)

    The Asthma and Allergic Diseases Research Group has an immediate opening available for a highly motivated individual interested in development of dendritic cells and initiation of allergy early in life. Experimental approaches span molecular analysis of gene expression, cell signaling, mutant mouse models of allergic disease, and use of patient samples. Experience with mouse models of allergic disease, flow cytometry, molecular biology, dendritic cell culture, or high pressure liquid chromatography is preferred. Candidates with first author publications and good spoken and written English will be given priority. The candidate will be part of a multi-lab program with strengths in cytokine and inflammatory cell biology, airway physiology, and models of disease with access to appropriate patient samples for analysis.

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Gene and Cell Therapy Program)

    The Gene and Cell Therapy Program at Indiana University’s Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research is seeking to hire a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with extensive training in one of the following areas: molecular biology, virology, immunology, and gene therapy. Projects include adeno-associated viral (AAV) gene transfer for the treatment of hemophilia or muscular dystrophy, cell therapies, and regulatory T cell engineering, immunology of gene therapy vectors, and tolerance-inducing drug therapies. Candidates should have a track record in life science research. The postdoctoral fellow will be asked to present their findings locally and at national meetings and are expected to generate manuscripts for publication in high-quality scientific journals.

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher in the Developmental Origin of Health and Adult Diseases
    The Kua Lab focuses to understand mechanisms underlying Developmental Origin of Health and Adult Diseases, focusing on the following disease/organ system context: 1) Mechanisms contributing to islet dysfunction in offspring exposed to maternal obesity. 2) Mechanisms by which maternal obesity programs hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell function in offspring exposed to maternal obesity. 3) Human samples to predict onset of gestational diabetes during early gestation. The candidate will be primarily working within a collaborative environment in an NIH-funded diabetes center, and the Wells Center for Pediatric Research. There will be numerous collaborative projects.

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Tenure Track Faculty

  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary, Asthma and Allergy Research)
    The Pulmonary, Asthma and Allergy Group in the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis is accepting applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. We seek outstanding scientists complementing are group areas of interest in asthma and food allergy. Candidates conducting cutting-edge immunology research are encouraged to apply. Areas of specific interest include lung microbiome, cell function in allergic inflammation (including eosinophils, basophils, mast cells), and Lung development/ remodeling/epithelial function. Successful applicants are expected to have or obtain external grant support and participate in teaching and committees.

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  • Associate/Full Professor of Pediatrics (Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases Research)

    The Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at the Indiana University School of Medicine are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative clinical/translational diabetes researcher with a track record of research excellence and funding in areas related to type 1 diabetes screening and risk assessment. Faculty would be joining a vibrant diabetes research community within the IU School of Medicine, which is part of a broader diabetes research ecosystem in Indiana that includes public and private partners. 

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Clinical Track Faculty

  • Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Intensivist (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine)

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

    The Pediatric Critical Care Division in the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking to add a clinical track faculty physician to provide patient care and serve as a clinician educator. Our current group of critical care physicians is a dynamic and diverse group with a commitment to academic development and research while continuing the mission of delivering world class healthcare.

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Clinical Psychology

  • Pediatric Nephrology Clinical Psychologist (Pediatric Nephrology)

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

    The Pediatric Nephrology Division in the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking to add a clinical track psychologist to provide patient care and serve as a clinician educator. Responsibilities will consist of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents in pediatric nephrology outpatient clinics at the Riley Outpatient Center working primarily with pediatric dialysis and transplant patients along with transitioning adolescents. There will be close collaboration with various medical treatment teams including physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, dieticians, nursing education specialists and other ancillary therapies.

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  • Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Psychologist (Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep Medicine)

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

    The Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep Medicine in Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking to add a clinical track faculty psychologist to provide patient care and serve as a clinician educator. Committed to clinical excellence, Riley’s pulmonology program provides advanced, child-focused, and family-centered clinical care to children with respiratory, allergy, and sleep disorders. The psychologist will treat patients from birth-18 years of age, focusing on insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and PAP desensitization. Rich academic opportunities are available for candidates interested in program development, independent or collaborative research, and clinical training of medical and psychology trainees, including psychology interns. Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is ranked in 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties with our pulmonology ranked 8th in the nation by US News & World Report.

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Research Track Faculty

  • Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics (HPV Research)

    The Katzenellenbogen laboratory is looking for an Assistant Research Professor to join our group. The overall goal of this research program is to understand how high-risk human papillomavirus infections dysregulate normal cellular pathways and programs to drive cancer development and progression. This position will include direct laboratory research, oversight of long-term research projects, and participation in scientific writing of manuscripts and grant proposals.

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  • Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics (Pediatric Adolescent Comparative Effectiveness Research)

    The Department of Pediatrics is seeking an Assistant Research Professor to join the center for Pediatric Comparative Effectiveness Research (PACER) in the IU School of Medicine. This position will be on the team in the Independent Investigator Incubator (I3) program. The I3 program provides mentorship for early career faculty to help scientists generate cutting-edge research, disseminate research findings, and secure research funding.

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  • Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiac Developmental Biology)

    The Assistant Research Professor will design, execute and manage research projects investigating the molecular mechanisms of muscular dystrophy and developing genome editing therapies for cardiovascular diseases in a foundational (basic) biological/health science research laboratory in the Department of Pediatrics, Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research.

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