Academic/Pharmaceutical Industry Research Assistant in Drug Discovery

Applications are invited for a unique research opportunity working in both academia and industry. A Research Assistant is sought to join the newly established laboratory of Dr. Richard Nass at Indiana University School of Medicine. Our laboratory incorporates a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes the nematode C. elegans to identify and characterize novel molecular components involved in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and heavy metal-associated dopamine neuron cell death. We are also deploying several in vivo whole-animal high-throughput screens for the identification of neuroprotective compounds that will provide candidate PD drug leads.

Dr. Nass’s group has a significant collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Kalpana Merchant at Eli Lilly and Co., and the position provides opportunities to work within both settings. Indiana University and Eli Lilly provide an outstanding environment for biomedical research, and are located within 2 miles of each other.

We are seeking highly enthusiastic and motivated individuals with a BS/BA or MS in biology, molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology, or similar. Experience with C. elegans or another genetic model system is essential.

Applicants should submit resume, letter of application, and contact information for three references by to: Dr. Richard Nass, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, 635 Barnhill Drive, MS 549, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5120,, ph: 317-278-8505. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.