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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in Iowa City, Iowa

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 3358Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Friday, August 21st, 2020Advertising Started on:Friday, August 7th, 2020College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:Neuroscience and PharmacologySalarySalary:$52,704.00 to CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Matthew Potthoff, Ph.D., in the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Potthoff's lab is located in premiere research space in the Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) and his lab has access to all the facilities in the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. A highly motivated postdoctoral scholar will work on NIH-funded research projects to study the neurobiology of metabolism, body weight control, and macronutrient preference. To accomplish this, a combination of cutting-edge tools will be employed, including in vivo Cre-loxP technology, optogenetics and chemogenetics, in vivo calcium imaging, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Energetic and self-motivated individuals with a strong background in systems neuroscience and/or neuropharmacology are encouraged to apply.Education Requirement:Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree.Required Qualifications:Applicants should have a track record of productivity and good writing and communication skills.Desirable Qualifications:Prior working experience with animal models is highly desirable. Preference will be given to those who have expertise in neuroanatomy, small animal surgery, and behavioral pharmacology.Online Application Required DocumentsCurriculum VitaName and Contact Information of ReferencesLetters of InterestNumber 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:Matthew J Potthoff - robyn-dunkerley@uiowa.eduCmed-Neurosci and PharmacologyPappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building169 Newton Road3322 PBDBIowa City, IA 52242Phone: 319-384-4438Department URL: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/neuroscience-and-pharmacology/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. 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, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. 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.

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