Genetic Epidemiology/Precision Medicine Faculty Position

Genetic Epidemiology/Precision Medicine Assistant Professor

The Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health on the Indianapolis campus is recruiting several cancer epidemiologists with a track record of peer-reviewed publications in cutting edge areas such as molecular and genetic epidemiology of cancer.

The candidate is expected to build the precision medicine research program with focus on genetic and molecular epidemiology at the IU Simon Cancer Center and the Fairbanks School of Public Health. Qualified applicants will have a national reputation in molecular and genetic epidemiology, especially with expertise in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and post-GWAS research with functional characterization and bioinformatics annotation.

The Department of Epidemiology here at the Fairbanks School of Public Health is seeking to recruit highly motivated and self-driven assistant professors with strong interest in genetic epidemiological research on cancer. The candidate will work on research projects focused on the statistical and bioinformatics analysis of genome-wide RNA sequencing, DNA methylation, SNP array and other high-dimensional data. Analysis on clinical data is also expected.

 The primary responsibilities:

  • Leading and conducting literature reviews, and related investigations for cancer genetics
  • Conducting statistical data analyses of large genomic data.
  • Conducting genomic analysis using TCGA data.
  • Preparing research proposals for submission to various grant funding agencies like NIH.
  • Preparing manuscripts for peer reviewed journals and presenting findings at selected conferences.

 Required Qualifications & Skills

  • PhD. in Statistics/Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology or other relevant disciplines.
  • Strong quantitative skills and practical experience working on high dimensional data are necessary and specific experience in using the R or SAS programming environment is essential.
  • Strong verbal and written Evidence of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal Should be able to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Detail oriented and accustomed to producing high quality work.

Faculty members of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health routinely collaborate with faculty in the IU School of Medicine, the country's largest medical school, which is internationally recognized for excellence in research and teaching.

There are many resources and collaborators on the Indianapolis campus that contribute to our successes in cancer research. The IU Simon Cancer Center is an NCI designated center with an expanding program in population sciences. The Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, funded by NIH, is a national leader in the development of translational research. The Regenstrief Institute is world renowned for its work in health informatics and healthcare research. The Fairbanks School of Public Health has well-established and expanding collaborations with each of these groups and with many others. For faculty carrying out laboratory-based research, there are state-of-the-art laboratories available in the new cancer research building.

Review of applications for these positions will continue until filled. We are committed to building a diverse faculty and welcome applications from minorities and women. The salary and compensation is nationally competitive and commensurate with rank and experience, including an attractive benefits package.

 Indianapolis, known as the “Crossroads of America,” is a thriving economic and cultural metropolis. The city and surrounding areas offer an exceptionally high quality of life including access to museums, cultural districts, excellent dining, professional sporting events, and historic sites. Indianapolis offers A-rated schools in both its central urban areas (public and private), as well as in surrounding suburban neighborhoods. Several suburbs are regularly voted “best places to live in America” by various national news sources. Residents enjoy a relatively low cost of living, safe neighborhoods, easy commutes, access to a newly remodeled award-wining International Airport, and emerging eco-friendly options such as downtown bike shares and electronic car rental.

Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing their research funding and related experience; a copy of their curriculum vitae; and names with contact information for at least three references. Electronic submission of all application materials is required. 

Please visit to apply.  Inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Jiali Han, Chair, Department of Epidemiology at

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D.