Employment Opportunity

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

University of Iowa Department of Radiation Oncology - Free Radical & Radiation Biology Program

Type: Postdoctoral

Primary Research Area: Cancer

Location: Iowa City, IA, USA

Salary Range: $50,001 - $60,000

Description

A postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Radiation Oncology and the Free Radical Biology Program at the University of Iowa. Our group has a longstanding interest in understanding the role of mitochondrial in the development and progression of malignant brain cancer. The University of Iowa is a major research university and academic health center that offers a highly interactive scientific environment with state-of-the-art research and core facilities and multidisciplinary work environment.
The Free Radical Biology Program is a division of the Department of Radiation Oncology and is part of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Carver College of Medicine. It is the only PhD granting program at the University of Iowa that is located in a clinical department. Since the Department of Radiation Oncology currently treats more than 1,500 cancer patients a year, this allows our trainees to have unique training opportunities for basic science that rapidly moves into translational research.

Qualifications: The candidate is expected to be self-motivated, resourceful and should have a recently obtained a Ph.D. degree. Those with interest and experience in mitochondrial biology, biogenesis, and genetics, epigenetics such as DNA methylation and mouse and cell culture models of cancer and/or human diseases are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate must have experience in mitochondrial techniques, OXPHOS enzymatic assays, cell culture, and standard molecular and epigenetic techniques including cloning, real-time PCR, transfection, Southern, Northern and Western analysis and immunoprecipitation. The candidate with experience in tumorigenesis assays such as soft agar, matrigel invasion, and mouse xenograft is also preferred. The successful candidate is expected to design and perform experiments and interpret data independently.
Trainee Commitment: Postdoctoral Scholars must dedicate at least 40 hours per week (full-time effort) to the training program. These scholar appointments are 12-month appointments; however appointments may be renewed for additional one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. Trainees are expected to take on a leadership/mentorship role in the laboratory for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Trainee Commitment: Postdoctoral Scholars must dedicate at least 40 hours per week (full-time effort) to the training program. These scholar appointments are 12-month appointments; however appointments may be renewed for additional one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. Trainees are expected to take on a leadership/mentorship role in the laboratory for both undergraduate and graduate students.

How to Apply: To apply, please visit https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/postdoc/, requisition# 3102. Applicants should attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of their research program, and current contact information for 3 potential references.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Corinne Griguer
IA
USA
corinne-griguer@uiowa.edu
https://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/postdoc/