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Recruiting Principal Investigators at the IBRI Diabetes Center/Lilly Diabetes Center of Excellence

The Lilly Diabetes Center of Excellence (LDCE) at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) is recruiting promising young investigators to start their own independent laboratories under excellent research conditions

The LDCE is recruiting high-potential Principal Investigators (PIs) at the IBRI in Indianapolis, Ind., who are interested in pancreatic beta cell research, particularly related to iPSC-derived beta cells and the crosstalk between beta cells and the immune system in type 1 diabetes (T1D).

  • The PIs will receive five-year sponsored appointments at the IBRI, subsidized by Lilly, and faculty appointments with a tenure track perspective at the IU School of Medicine.
  • Each appointed PI will pursue their own area of research with full academic freedom. Lilly will provide opportunities for close collaborations, including access to drug discovery tools and expertise, to allow faculty to rapidly explore the translational potential of their research.
  • The LDCE will also serve as a bridge between academia and industry by providing opportunities for interaction, training, and mentoring across the IBRI, Lilly and IU School of Medicine.

You may obtain additional information by contacting Prof. Decio L. Eizirik ( and, who recently established a satellite laboratory at the IBRI. Applications for these positions can be made online at

The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI; is the first industry-inspired applied research institute focused on the discovery and development of innovative solutions to address major health concerns. Our initial focus areas include diabetes, cardio-metabolic disease, and poor nutrition. IBRI is structured as an independent, non-profit organization strategically positioned in Indianapolis: the center of Indiana’s vibrant life sciences network of innovators including corporations, academics, and foundations. IBRI is building an organization of premier entrepreneurial researchers and innovators. We are motivated to create discoveries that transform into solutions that positively impact people’s lives. Our mission of “Discovery with Purpose” prioritizes recruiting exceptional talent, building a highly collaborative culture, and establishing a diverse portfolio of projects and programs supported by industry, government, and philanthropic sources.

The IBRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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