Indiana University School of Medicine – Tenure Track

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in structure-based computational chemistry and/or biology. Applicants are expected to have earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, biology, or any other related areas. The position is open at all ranks including Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The Department is looking for applicants that employ computational methods to explore macromolecular interactions, elucidate 3D structures of macromolecules, or design novel peptides, proteins, or other macromolecular structures and complexes. The Department is also interested in applicants with interests in the use of computational methods for the design and discovery of small molecules for tool development or drug discovery. Applicants with interests in informatics-based and systems biology approaches that are based on the use of macromolecular structures are also encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants in chemical biology and/or drug discovery who will complement strengths at IUSM in cancer, neuroscience, and/or diabetes. Indiana University offers free state-of-the-art computational infrastructure including supercomputer and clusters for various applications. The University also provides skilled IT personnel through the UITS system to facilitate porting of computer programs. The Departmental culture values a collaborative working environment and places a strong emphasis on mentoring. More information about the department can be found at http://medicine.iu.edu/departments/biochemistry-molecular-biology/.

We encourage applications from women and other underrepresented groups as Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through diversity. In addition, it is the University’s policy to provide reasonable ADA services 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/V.

About the school: The Indiana University School of Medicine (https://medicine.iu.edu/) 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 related units can be found at the following websites: Precision Health Initiative (https://medicine.iu.edu/expertise/precision-health-initiative/); Stark Neuroscience Research Institute (https://medicine.iu.edu/research/centers-institutes/stark-neurosciences/); and the School’s Signature and NIH-designated Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases (https://medicine.iu.edu/research/centers-institutes/diabetes-metabolic-diseases/) and Cancer Center (http://www.cancer.iu.edu/).
Location: Indianapolis, the 12th largest city in the United States, is growing and thriving 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, which contribute over $44 billion annually to the local economy. The cost of living is below the national average despite this growth. The vibrant downtown is a bustling commercial center, entertainment destination and residential neighborhood. Surrounding suburbs have been ranked the #1 place to live in the country. The city enjoys a vibrant quality of life, rich amenities and flourishing art, music, and food culture, as well as internationally recognized amateur and professional sports teams, auto racing, and outdoor recreation areas. Please check out Visit Indy (https://www.visitindy.com/) or No Mean City (http://nomeancity.com/) to learn more.

Water Insecurity and Equality Symposium #ACSBOSTON #ChemDiversity

Monday 8/20/2018, 8-11:30 AM,
Location: Room 162A, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Safe water challenges, i.e., aging infrastructure, threats to potable freshwater sources, plumbing- and private-well contaminants, faced by minority, economically disadvantaged and deindustrialized communities, and communities burdened with legacy-contamination. Solutions such as nanophotonics and waste product reuse are presented, along with the barriers which must be overcome, and the need for the development of low-cost technologies.

  • Enhanced purified water production by artificial phototropic solar vapor generator based on nanophotonic hydrogel, presenter: Ximen He
  • Functionalized biochar for removal of discarded prescription drugs, presenter: Luis C Fernandez
  • Selective microbial control in drinking water systems using bacteriophages conjugated with superparamagnetic nanoparticles, presenter: Pingfeng Yu
  • Addressing contributory factors in the dissolution of heavy metals from zinc coated iron water supply pipes with flow conditions typical of developing countries, presenter: Deepika Bhaskar
  • Assessment of water quality in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, presenter: Fernando L Rosario
  • Challenges faced by private well owners inthe aftermath of the 2016 Louisiana floods, presenter: Adrienne Katner
  • Study for a low-cost alternative to treat water on an island off the southeastern Brazilian coast, presenter: David Charles Meissner
  • Evaluation of a silver-embedded ceramic tablet as secondary point-of-use water purification technology in Darbonne, Leogane, Haiti, presenter: Marion Nonglaton

Renee Horton Ph.D., NASA Engineer and CMA Luncheon Speaker

photo of Dr. Renee HortonThe featured speaker for our 2018 Fall ACS CMA Luncheon is Dr. Renee Horton, Space Launch System (SLS) Lead Metallic/Weld Engineer in the NASA Residential Management Office at Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Many SLS parts — including the SLS core stage — are made of metal, including the largest rocket fuel tank ever built, and metallic materials and welding are my areas of expertise. As an engineer at Michoud Assembly Facility, she leads the team that is building metal rocket parts to withstand the extreme forces of launch and space travel. Designed to enable deep-space exploration, the SLS system will be the largest, most powerful rocket ever built and will be instrumental in sending the first human beings to Mars. Dr. Horton’s love of math was noticed by her father and encouraged her to earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University. Dr. Horton is the first African American, and first in her family, to earn a doctorate in material science, with a concentration in physics, from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In 2016, Dr. Horton was elected President of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) as the second woman to hold the office. She has served the physics community abroad as a member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Women in Physics Working Group and currently serves on several advisory boards dedicated to a more diverse inclusion in physics. In 2017, she was elevated to a Fellow in the NSBP, which is the highest honor bestowed upon a member. Renee has spoken all over the world including South Africa, Brazil, South Korea, Canada, and Mexico, and is the author of “Dr. H Explores the Universe,” “Dr. H and her Friends,” and “Dr. H Explores the ABCs.” We are excited to have Dr. Horton share her science and personal story as a bald, hard-of-hearing, former college dropout and mother of three that breaks the white male scientist stereotype as our Fall Luncheon speaker.

The CMA Luncheon will be Monday, August 20, 2018, 11:30am- 1:30pm, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Constitution B.
This is a ticketed event. There may be tickets available for purchase at the door just before the event. Cost: $50.