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POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

Requisition # 2543

Position Basics


Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, February 19th, 2016
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Internal Medicine

Salary


Salary:$47,476.00 to Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ryan Boudreau in the Department of Internal Medicine. Research involves: 1) effects of microRNAs in cardiac myopathies and neurological disease, 2) mapping of tissue-specific microRNA binding sites, 3) discovering novel cardiovascular-disease related genes, 4) developing new therapeutics for cardiovascular and neurological disease, 5) myocardial metabolism, mitochondrial function and insulin-glucose signal transduction.



Research in the laboratory includes the use of mouse models, cell culture systems, large genetic and proteomic dataset bioinformatics, genetic engineering, and human tissues. Applicants should have strong research backgrounds in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, as well as an excellent publication record. Selected candidate is expected to work independently while interacting in a collaborative environment.



At this time, we are specifically seeking a candidate who will bring broad expertise in mitochondrial biology and techniques, including isolation and fractionation, substrate- and complex-specific functional readouts, and morphological assessments. Application of these methods to muscle biology is preferred.

Education Requirement:

A PhD or MD/PhD degree in genetics or a related field is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of hands-on research experience.

  • Proficient in techniques including: mitochondrial assays as described above, RT-PCR, DNA and RNA isolation, qPCR, protein purification, SDS-PAGE, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, tissue culture techniques, mouse husbandry and handling, animal surgeries (preferred).

  • Excellent oral and written skills.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Willing to work in a collaborative environment.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information


Contact:Stacy M Pruter - intmed-hr-apps@uiowa.edu
Cmed-Internal Medicine
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL - GENERAL
200 HAWKINS DR
E400 GH
IOWA CITY, IA 52242



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