POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SCHOLARRequisition # 3006Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is FilledAdvertising Started on:Tuesday, July 17th, 2018College:College of Liberal Arts & SciencesDepartment:Health and Human PhysiologySalarySalary:$48,432.00 to CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:A 2-year postdoctoral research scholar position is available in the Integrative Neurophysiology Laboratory (INPL) of Thorsten Rudroff, Ph.D., in the Department of Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa. The research at INPL focuses on developing a clearer understanding of fatigue and disability and the treatments in people with neurological diseases (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)). We also investigate new therapeutic approaches to neurological diseases. The current laboratory research focus involves the following areas: (1) Clarifying the origins of MS related fatigue; (2) Exploring the positive and negative effects of cannabis on quality of life and disability in neurological diseases (e.g. Parkinson's disease, MS, Dementia); (3) The use of brain stimulation (transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)) to improve physical function and to lessen neuropathic pain in people with MS.The INPL is using non-invasive imaging techniques such as Positron Emission Tomography, Computed Tomography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging to examine the CNS-skeletal muscle interaction at a whole-body level.The position is highly collaborative with the Departments of Radiology, Neurology, and Physical Therapy at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.Duties and responsibilities: Responsible for performing experiments related to ongoing projects in the lab and projects conceived by the applicant. For each project, the applicant will design experiments and collect, process, and analyze data pertinent to the project. In conjunction with effectively planning and designing experiments, the applicant will be expected to operate and effectively use available technology at the University to facilitate the experiments. Additionally, the applicant will present work at meetings (from local up to international conferences) and will be expected to write manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The applicant will also be expected to hold a leadership position within the lab and will be asked to help supervise and train graduate and undergraduate students, volunteers, and employees. Additionally, the applicant will coordinate research activities, conduct, lead and manage research projects, participate in meetings with investigators and research staff to help evaluate and interpret the validity of data, develop methodologies, and evaluate study procedures.The position is for 2 years starting between Oct. 1, 2018 and Feb. 1, 2019.Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Thorsten Rudroff at To apply for this position, visit The University of Iowa jobs website at requisition #3006. Application must include 1) a letter of interest, 2) full curriculum vitae, 3) PDFs of 1-2 peer-reviewed published articles, 4) 1 page summary of research accomplishments and future research goals, and 5) names and contact information of 2-3 individuals who will provide letters of recommendation if asked by search committee. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.Education Requirement:Candidates must have an M.D. or a Ph.D. degree in human physiology, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field.Required Qualifications:Laboratory experience in neurophysiology or exercise physiology research.Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and MATLAB or other data acquisition software.Experience with statistical software (SPSS).Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.Experience with research grant writing.Good working knowledge