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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in Iowa City, Iowa

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 3397Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Wednesday, October 28th, 2020Advertising Started on:Monday, October 5th, 2020College:College of Liberal Arts and SciencesDepartment:BiologySalarySalary:$52,704.00 to CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:The Gene Regulatory Evolution (GRE) Lab (https://binhe-lab.org) is hiring a postdoctoral researcher to work on the evolution of stress response in multiple clades of independently evolved commensal and opportunistic yeast pathogens in the same group as the model yeast S. cerevisiae. The postdoc position will be funded by an NIH grant aimed at understanding the general principles governing the evolution of stress response gene regulatory networks (GRNs) and its particular applications in the evolution of fungal pathogens, which are increasingly a threat in hospitals and senior living facilities. The work will involve working with a variety of model and non-model species, applying molecular and functional genomics, combined with single-cell measurements and computational modeling to understand the complex changes and consequences in a set of GRNs.The GRE lab is part of a diverse group in the Biology Department at the University of Iowa, which provides a unique, integrative environment. The 28 research labs cover a wide variety of model organisms and spans molecular to ecological levels, with a particular strength in the study of stress responses in various contexts. University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a UNESCO city of literature that features live culture, food, and high quality of living at a very reasonable cost.The PI, Bin He, is a junior faculty member who obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, and conducted his postdoctoral research with Dr. Erin O'Shea at the FAS Center for Systems Biology at Harvard University. The GRE lab is committed to fostering a welcoming, supportive environment for all scientists, regardless of gender and ethnicity (see Biology Department statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion https://biology.uiowa.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion). More information about the lab can be found at binhe-lab.org.The position is available immediately. An early start date is desirable but can be negotiated with the PI.Education Requirement:Ph.D. in Evolutionary or Molecular Genetics, Microbiology or related fieldRequired Qualifications:Basic skills in statistics and bioinformatics;Independence in experimental design, analysis and interpretationDesirable Qualifications:Experience in fungal genetics, animal models for fungal pathogens, and conducting and analyzing large-scale sequencing results are highly desirable, but the candidate need not have expertise in all of those fields. Training with the PI and other local and national experts will be a critical part of this job.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:Christine L Stevens - christine-stevens@uiowa.eduClas-Clas AdministrationVan Allen Hall30 North Dubuque Street212 VANIowa City, IA 52242Phone: 319-335-1690Department URL: https://biology.uiowa.edu/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 facilit

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