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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in Iowa City, Iowa

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 3486Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Monday, March 22nd, 2021Advertising Started on:Monday, March 8th, 2021College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:BiochemistrySalarySalary:CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:The laboratory of Pamela Geyer invites mature, highly motivated candidates to apply for a position as postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa. These fellows will join a research team interested in understanding the impact of nuclear architecture in stem cell survival and aging. Prominent changes in nuclear morphology occur during physiological aging and in disease. Our recent data demonstrate that the asymmetrically dividing germline stem cells (GSCs) in the Drosophila ovary employ a non-canonical mode of mitosis that sensitizes these stem cells to defects in proteins comprising the nuclear lamina, a protein network that build contacts with the genome to regulate transcription, replication and DNA repair. Current studies are focused on exploring the mechanisms involved in execution of this non-canonical mitosis and implications for stem cell health and longevity. In addition to driving science at the bench, the fellow will be introduced to the network of collaborative scientists with shared interests in defining biological processes critical for development and disease. The Geyer laboratory is located in a state-of-the-art facility that features a collaborative atmosphere to foster innovation, and is part of the Carver College of Medicine, a highly ranked biomedical research institute. The University of holds a long tradition of diversity, equity, and inclusion, a transition that began upon its founding with being the first public university to admit men and women on an equal basis (1855). Iowa City is a medium-sized, culturally rich city with vibrant communities in the arts, sciences, and literature. Interested applicants should contact Pamela Geyer (pamela-geyer[at]uiowa.edu), including a letter of interest, a CV and contact information of three references.Education Requirement:Interested applicants must have (or soon expect to have) a PhD applicable to the position description. All PhD requjirements must be met by the date of employment.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:Pamela Geyer - pamela-geyer@uiowa.eduCmed-BiochemistryMedical Education Research Facility375 Newton Road3135E MERFIowa City, IA 52242Phone: 319-335-6953Department URL: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/biochemistry/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 Campu

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