UNIVERSITY OF IOWA POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in IOWA CITY, Iowa

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 3014Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is FilledAdvertising Started on:Friday, July 27th, 2018College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:Internal MedicineSalarySalary:$48,432.00 to CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:Discipline: Biological Sciences. A position for a postdoctoral research scholar with a molecular biology background is available in a lab focused on cardiovascular biology and cell-targeting therapeutics.The successful candidate will be involved in studying the function/mechanism of RNA aptamers that target vascular smooth muscle cells and alter cellular responses. The successful candidate will have access to in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo research models, as well as various research techniques and advanced equipment. For individuals pursuing independence, options for transition to independence can be discussed with potential monetary project support. The successful candidate is expected to qualify and apply for training grants and fellowships.Education Requirement:Candidates must have an MD or PhD degree.Required Qualifications:The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD and should have a strong background in either vascular pharmacology-physiology or molecular biology and models of vascular diseases and will be expected to acquire new complementary skills during the fellowship.Experience with vascular physiology, incl. animal models of vascular disease or molecular biology techniques including PCR, RT-qPCR, ddPCR, transfection, Western Blot, cell culture is essential.The ability to design, execute and interpret experiments is expected. The ability to write and present scientific results clearly is also expected.Desirable Qualifications:Applicants should be passionate about conducting scientific research, demonstrate ethics and integrity, and be able to work both independently and as an effective member of a research team. Experience in in vivo models of vascular injury, aptamers, micro-dissection, cell, bioinformatics, histology/immunohistochemistry is desirable.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:Stacy M Pruter - intmed-hr-apps@uiowa.eduCmed-Internal MedicineGeneral Hospital220 Hawkins DriveSE322 GHIowa City, IA 52242The 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, cr