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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in Iowa City, Iowa

less thanp>less than/p>less thandiv>POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 2971Position Basicsless thanbr>less thanstrong>Advertising Ends on:less than/strong>less thanbr>Extended Until Position is Filledless thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Advertising Started on:less than/strong>less thanbr>Wednesday, April 18th, 2018less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>College:less than/strong>less thanbr>Carver College of Medicineless thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Department:less than/strong>less thanbr>Anatomy and Cell Biologyless thanbr>less thanbr>less thanbr>Salaryless thanbr>less thanstrong>Salary:less than/strong>less thanbr>$47,484.00 to Commensurateless thanbr>less thanbr>less thanbr>Position Detailsless thanbr>less thanstrong>Full/Part Time Status:less than/strong>less thanbr>Full Timeless thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Percent Time:less than/strong>less thanbr>100%less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Position Description:less than/strong>less thanp>The Yeaman laboratory in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Iowa is seeking a motivated, focused and skilled Postdoctoral Fellow. The Yeaman group is interested in identifying molecular mechanisms responsible for biogenesis of epithelial cell polarity (publications in Cell, Molecular Cell, Nature Cell Biology, J. Cell Biol., etc). We study details of fundamental cellular processes, such as intercellular adhesion, cytoskeletal remodeling and membrane trafficking, that are at the foundation of tissue development and organogenesis. Our focus is on the Exocyst, a multi-functional, allosterically regulated scaffold, and Ral GTPases, which regulate Exocyst functions by facilitating association or disassociation with additional proteins. We utilize CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, along with mouse models, 2D and 3D cell culture models, cutting edge cell imaging technologies and biochemical assays to understand how Exocyst protein assemblies function during cell growth and differentiation, motility and cell division. We are performing focused structure-function studies in efforts to understand how specific mutations in genes encoding Exocyst and Ral proteins contribute to human diseases including cancers, diabetes and ciliopathies. The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked biomedical research institute. The Yeaman laboratory is located in a state-of-the-art facility that features a collaborative atmosphere to foster innovation.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Education Requirement:less than/strong>less thanp>Ph.D. or M.D. degree with a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Required Qualifications:less than/strong>less thanp>The ideal candidate will have proven talent to work independently with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Desirable Qualifications:less than/strong>less thanp>Desired qualifications include:less than/p>less thanbr>less thanul>less thanbr>less thanli>less thanp>Solid knowledge in Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry;less than/p>less than/li>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanli>less thanp>Extensive experience working with mammalian cell lines and primary cells (ideally polarized epithelial cultures grown on Transwells or in Matrigel);less than/p>less than/li>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanli>less thanp>Extensive experience with PCR, RT-PCR, molecular cloning, CRISPR/Cas9;less than/p>less than/li>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanli>less thanp>Experience with TIRF, super-resolution microscopy, confocal microscopy and electron microscopy;less than/p>less than/li>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanli>less thanp>Experience in mouse handling, genotyping, mouse surgeries, tissue dissection.less than/p>less thanbr>less than/li>less than/ul>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanbr>Online Application Required Documentsless thanbr>less thanbr>Curriculum Vital

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