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Requisition # 2920

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, January 10th, 2018
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Anatomy & Cell Biology


Salary:$47,484.00 to Commensurate

Position Details

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

There is an open post-doctoral position for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual in the laboratory of Samuel Young ( at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA. The Young laboratory is focused on the fundamental question: “How do synapses enable neuronal circuits to transmit a wide diversity of information?”  Outcomes from our work will define the molecular principles that govern how synaptic properties drive neuronal circuit output, which underpins organism behavior.

Using the calyx of Held presynaptic terminal as the primary model in combination with cutting edge viral vector technology and mouse models, we are 1) determining the mechanisms for fast auditory signalling 2) defining the molecular mechanisms that regulate Cav2 subtypes levels and organization in the presynaptic terminal and their roles in defining neural circuit function.


Education Requirement:

Ph.D. in a related scientific discipline.

Required Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will be well trained in electrophysiology and patch clamp techniques. The candidate must have at least one first author publication.

Desirable Qualifications:

In addition, a background in molecular biology, advanced microscopy techniques, or hearing sciences is preferred.

Online Application Required Documents

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

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Contact Information

Contact:Mary M Beckler -
Cmed-Anatomy & Cell Biology
Bowen Science Building
51 Newton Road
1-100A BSB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-7755
Department URL:

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