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Cancer Biologist
Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana
Date Posted August 05, 2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Details

About the Institution
Indiana State University has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Colleges and by the Princeton Review as among the best in the Midwest. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, its pedestrian friendly and beautifully landscaped campus has earned a Tree Campus USA designation and has been recognized by Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible college campuses.
Located in the heart of Terre Haute’s downtown, Indiana State’s campus is within walking distance to local shops and restaurants. Situated near the Indiana-Illinois border, the campus is about an hour’s drive from Indianapolis and within a few hours of other major metropolitan areas including St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville.
The Indiana State student body represents all 50 states and more than 65 countries and is among the most diverse in Indiana. The University is ranked number one among Indiana’s public and private institutions on CollegeNet’s annual social mobility index. There are more than 250 student-run organizations offering activities and entertainment throughout the year along with 15 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a first-rate student recreation center with numerous classes and recreational sports programs, and a Performing Arts Series and University Speakers Series which bring national touring productions and speakers to campus.
Comments to Applicants
Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. for other than practical training. The university will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Along with their application, candidates are required to submit submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a summary of research accomplishments/interests and proposed research program, a statement of teaching philosophy/excellence, along with the names of three references. Arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted as part of the online application process. Please note that the references you provide on your application will receive a notification request for a recommendation letter immediately upon submission of the application. Applicants should arrange for the three references to provide confidential letters of recommendation.
This position will remain open until filled. For full-consideration, please submit your application materials by September 19, 2022. 
Job Title Cancer Biologist
Department Biology
Work Schedule
9 Month Academic Appointment
Notice of Vacancy Number F22-00082
Desired Start Date
Open Date 07/27/2022
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
Job Type Faculty - Full Time
Pay Grade 120 - Assistant Professor
Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Benefits Associated with this Position
  • Life Insurance: The coverage amount is based on two and one-half times appointment salary rounded up to the next whole thousand with a maximum coverage of $100,000 and includes the same amount of Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefits. The University currently pays the entire cost of coverage.
  • Medical, Dental and Prescription Drug Coverage: The cost of coverage is shared between employees and the University. Rates are determined by participation in Wellness Program and use of tobacco products. Coverage is available on the first of the month following appointment date.
  • TIAA Retirement Contributions: Contributions begin based upon the first day of employment at a contribution rate of ten (10) percent of base appointment salary paid in full by ISU. The contributions are vested immediately. There are 40 investment options from which to choose.
  • TIAA Auto Enroll: New employees are automatically enrolled in a tax deferred retirement program at hire: three (3) percent is deducted before taxes for the program to facilitate retirement planning. Employees may opt out of the program within 90 days.
  • Long Term Disability Coverage: Employees are eligible after three (3) years of continuous, regular employment with the University. This policy guarantees approved disabled employees a 66 2/3 percent income protection (from all sources) after 180 days of continuous total disability. Immediate participation is available for current members of a comparable group disability insurance program within 90 days prior to ISU employment and that would have provided income protection upon disability for at least five years.
  • Fee Waiver Program: For the employee, spouse and dependent children: Staff may enroll in up to 18 hours of course work each academic year at a reduced rate. Spouses may enroll in 15 semester hours each academic year with 80% of qualified tuition waived. Dependent children of regular full-time staff who are full-time degree seeking undergraduate students at ISU may receive a fee waiver of 80% of qualified tuition for up to a total of ten (10) semesters. Consult your department for any limitations or restrictions.
  • Sick Leave: Accrues at a rate of 12 days per academic year with unlimited accumulation.
  • Pay Options: Faculty on academic year appointments have the option of receiving their salary paid in 10 payments (September 1 through June 1) or 12 payments (September 1 through August 1) each year.

Optional Benefits
  • Voluntary Life Insurance: Additional amounts of life insurance may be purchased on employee, spouse and dependent children.

Voluntary Vision Plan: May enroll within the first 31 days of employment date.
Job Summary/Basic Function
Specific Responsibilities
The Department of Biology at Indiana State University (ISU) invites applications for a tenure-track Cancer Biologist position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or a related area, and demonstrated expertise in utilizing techniques from a wide array of genetic, molecular biology, cell biology, and bioinformatics approaches to address research questions focused on cancer. Postdoctoral and teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in genetics and graduate courses in cancer genetics and human genetics, and direct the research of graduate students in the Department’s doctoral and master’s programs. The successful candidate will also assume the position of Director of the Rich and Robin Porter Cancer Research Center (https://www.indstate.edu/cas/pcrc) and will have access to departmental facilities, including the Genomics/Next-generation Sequencing Core and the Cell and Tissue Culture facilities. The successful candidate will participate in undergraduate (e.g. majors and/or non-majors) and graduate instruction, as well as, direct graduate students in the Department’s doctoral and master’s programs. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research within the Department. 
Required Relevant Education & Experience
Ph.D. in biology or related areas
Required Field(s) of Study
Preferred Relevant Education and Experience
Supervisory Responsibilities Has authority or responsibility for the supervision of student workers or graduate assistants only.
Preferred Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
Preferred Other Certificates, Licenses and Registrations
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Able to adapt to change, Able to assemble, analyze and present data, Able to learn and retain information, Able to multitask, Able to plan, organize, and implement projects in a timely manner, Able to read English, understand, and follow verbal and written instructions, Able to work both independently and collaboratively, Able to work carefully and politely around others, Able to work well with others, Attention to detail, Demonstration of high ethical standards, integrity, professionalism, politeness, and courteousness, Excellent interpersonal, organizational, planning, teambuilding and problem solving skills, Excellent public speaking skills, Experience and knowledge in job related program, Experience in an educational environment preferred, Professional demeanor, high energy, dynamic personality and excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Proven verbal and written communication skills, Willing to interact with students, Work effectively with a diverse community
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Qualifications & Disclaimer

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The information on this description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

NCAA Guidelines

All employees and staff of ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves in accordance therewith. For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance Office in the ISU Athletic Department.
No ISU employee (whether paid or a volunteer) shall knowingly influence others to furnish the NCAA or an ISU investigator/compliance officer false or misleading information concerning an individual’s involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation. Failure to abide by this term of employment shall constitute unethical conduct as defined by the NCAA and may result in immediate suspension and/or termination of the employment relationship with ISU.

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