UNIVERSITY OF IOWA POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in IOWA CITY, Iowa

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 2543Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is FilledAdvertising Started on:Friday, February 19th, 2016College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:Internal MedicineSalarySalary:$47,476.00 to CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent 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 DocumentsCurriculum VitaName and Contact Information of ReferencesNumber of References: 3To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact InformationContact:Stacy M Pruter - intmed-hr-apps@uiowa.eduCmed-Internal MedicineUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL - GENERAL200 HAWKINS DRE400 GHIOWA CITY, IA 52242The 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. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment or in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disabili