Open Positions

Open Positions

We value and support our current students,faculty, and staff but also strive to grow as new students and faculty take interest in what we have to offer. 

Review opportunites and open positions to join the MCB Community.

 Assistant or Associate Professor

Departments of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and Chemistry

 The Department of Chemistry and the Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Department (MCB) at Indiana University (; invite applications for a position beginning August 2019 at the rank the Assistant or Associate Professor. 

We are particularly interested in individuals working in the areas of structural biochemistry and/or chemical biology. The successful applicant will join an interdisciplinary cohort of researchers in the two highly collaborative departments.

They will be affiliated with Indiana University’s emerging Center for Chemical Biology and Biotherapeutics (C2B2) organized under the Precision Health Initiative (PHI; in collaboration with the Indiana University School of Medicine, and will have the opportunity be a trainer in our NIH-funded Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) training program in Quantitative and Chemical Biology (

A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field and postdoctoral experience are required. Successful candidates will be expected to develop or already have a visible, externally funded research program. Primary teaching responsibilities will be consistent with the expertise of the candidate and will include both graduate and undergraduate courses.

Applications completed by October 16, 2018 will receive full consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a complete curriculum vitae, a summary of future research plans, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation to:

 Assistant/Associate Professor

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Suzanne Schwartz ( or Professor Michael VanNieuwenhze, Faculty Search Committee Chair (  

The MCB Department, the Department of Chemistry, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University are committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. 

 Solution NMR Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University

The Ziarek lab in the department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at Indiana University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship.

The search is for candidates in all areas of biochemistry who use nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy as a primary tool. The position will be available for 2 years (start date ASAP) with the possibility of extension. Our lab studies the molecular mechanisms of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR)-ligand recognition and activation using solution NMR. We are pushing the limits of membrane protein characterization by developing unique directed evolution techniques, in vitro expression systems, isotopic labeling schemes and NMR pulse sequences. The department possesses one Varian 800 and one Bruker 600 spectrometer – both with dedicated cryogenic probes.

Interested candidates with a PhD in biochemistry, chemistry or a related field with relevant experience should submit their application at:

PostDoctoral Fellow 2018-19-Ziarek Lab

A strong background in biomolecular NMR, protein expression and purification, and the characterization of membrane proteins is highly desirable. Candidates should be highly motivated, open to new approaches and techniques, and be able to tackle demanding challenges. A completed application includes a curriculum vitae, and a brief summary of past research experience. The applicant should also arrange the submission of two recommendation letters, one of which must be from their PhD advisor.  Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and those received by Sept. 15, 2018 will receive full consideration and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:  Suzanne Schwartz, ( or Professor Joshua Ziarek, (

 Salary range starts at $45,000 annually and is commensurate with experience. The university offers excellent health insurance and benefits. Detailed benefit information can be found at

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


Diverse Faculty

We are growing, and now have 13 faculty at various ranks. Our faculty utilize a diverse range of model organisms to address a similarly broad range of interests including virus structure and infection processes, protein homeostasis, signal transduction, gene regulation and DNA repair and replication mechanisms.

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