Career Opportunties


Senior Accountant (PBF3) 

Requisition 72942

This Senior Accountant will provide accurate financial information in a cost-effective, efficient and timely manner and assure responsible stewardship of the University's financial resources by establishing policies and procedures in compliance with internal and external regulations.  Will perform a broad range of accounting and financial analysis responsibilities to assure effective and compliant Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology operations.   Education required: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience required: Reasonable (1-3 years) accounting experience; proficiency in computer software applications including the Microsoft Office suite; proficiency in statistical and financial analysis; excellent written and verbal communication skills; good organizational, managerial and analytical skills; ability to work occasional weekend or evening hours. Desirable qualifications: Experience in working with federal grants; knowledge of University policies, procedures, and regulations; experience with accounts payable and purchasing, the UI General Ledger System, E-Pro Systems, and HRIS.  To apply for this position visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu; requisition #72942.  Application deadline is June 27, 2018.  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. Applicants’ credentials are subject to verification.


Assistant Research Scientist

Requisition 72944

The Dupuy laboratory in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa is seeking a motivated, focused and skilled Assistant Research Scientist. The Dupuy group is interested in understanding how somatic mutation contributes to cancer-relevant phenotypes such as metastasis and drug resistance. The Assistant Research Scientist will be focused on coordinating projects involved with a collaborative melanoma research program. The candidate will apply expertise in forward genetic screens, cell biology, and animal models of cancer. This information will be used to identify novel drug combinations to treat various forms of melanoma. The candidate will contribute to new or continuing research grant applications, writing progress reports required by funding agencies, and preparing manuscripts for publication. The candidate will also provide mentoring to graduate students and coordinate collaborations with other labs. Requires a Ph.D. (and/or M.D.) with at least 4 years of independent post-graduate research experience in the area of cancer biology and/or cancer genetics. The ideal candidate will have: proven talent to work independently with excellent interpersonal and communication skills; solid knowledge and working experience in animal and tissueculture models in the area of cancer biology; extensive experience with performing forward genetic screens using insertional mutagenesis; extensive experience with complex recombinant DNA technologies; extensive experience with maintaining a mouse colony and using genetically engineered mice to model cancer; some experience with flow cytometry and confocal microscopy; some experience with performing bioinformatic analysis of large datasets; some experience in generating libraries for next-generation sequencing (e.g.amplicon-seq, RNA-seq); and a strong ability in working independently on research tasks, and analyzing data for relevance and data integrity. To apply for this position visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu; requisition #72944.  Application deadline is June 20, 2018.  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. Applicants’ credentials are subject to verification.


Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Cornell Lab

Requisition #2986

 

Two NIH-funded post-doctoral positions are available immediately in the Cornell Laboratory of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. 

 

The research goals of our laboratory are to understand the gene regulatory networks that govern lineage specification and terminal differentiation during embryonic development, as well as those that govern homeostasis in adult stem cells.  We study melanocytes (with relevance to melanoma and general questions of stem-cell biology), periderm cells (with relevance to cleft palate), and dopaminergic neurons (with relevance to Parkinson’s disease). In these efforts we primarily use zebrafish and cell culture models, and we collaborate with mouse biologists.

List of publications from the Cornell group and Robert Cornell profile

  • One project focuses on the transcription factor TFAP2A. Our research questions relate to: how it regulates the timing of the switch between stasis versus growth and differentiation in melanocyte stem cells; what role it plays in making chromatin accessible for transcription; and how it interacts with KCTD15 in regulating transcription in melanocytes. This project is a collaboration with Deborah Lang at Boston University and Trevor Williams at the University of Colorado, Denver.
  • A second project focuses on the pathological mechanisms whereby common and rare genetic variants contribute to risk for orofacial clefting. This project applies reporter assays to zebrafish, human cell lines, and mice, as well as high-throughput sequencing approaches (ATAC-seq, 5C) to primary and cultured cells. This project is a collaboration with Elizabeth Leslie at Emory University and Axel Visel at the Lawrence Berkeley National laboratory.

Job Requirements

  • Recent PhD or MD/PhD in genetics, developmental biology or biochemistry.
  • Strong experience in molecular biology.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative candidate with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong publication record.

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience with bioinformatics is desirable.

To Apply

​To apply for this position visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu; requisition #2986.  Candidates will need to provide:

  • A cover letter describing accomplishments and interest in the laboratory’s research projects
  • CV
  • Contact information for three references

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. Applicants’ credentials are subject to verification.


Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Requisition #2971

​Yeaman Lab

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.

Qualifications: Interested candidates should have obtained a Ph.D. or M.D. degree with a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry. The ideal candidate will have proven talent to work independently with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Desired:

Solid knowledge in Cell and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry;

Extensive experience working with mammalian cell lines and primary cells (ideally polarized epithelial cultures grown on Transwells or in Matrigel);

Extensive experience with PCR, RT-PCR, molecular cloning, CRISPR/Cas9;

Experience with TIRF, super-resolution microscopy, confocal microscopy and electron microscopy;

Experience in mouse handling, genotyping, mouse surgeries, tissue dissection.

To apply for this position visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu; requisition #2971.  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. Applicants’ credentials are subject to verification.


Postdoctoral position- Synaptic control of information transmission

Requisition 2920

Samuel Young Laboratory

There is an open post-doctoral position for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual in the laboratory of Samuel Young (https://young.lab.uiowa.edu/) at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA.The Young laboratory is focused on the fundamental question: “How do synapses enable neuronal circuits to transmit a wide diversity of information?”  Outcomes from our work will define the molecular principles that govern how synaptic properties drive neuronal circuit output, which underpins organism behavior.

Usingthe calyx of Held presynaptic terminal as the primary model in combination with cutting edge viral vector technology and mouse models, we are 1) determining the mechanisms for fast auditory signalling 2) defining the molecular mechanisms that regulate Cav2 subtypes levels and organization in the presynaptic terminal and their roles in defining neural circuit function. 

The ideal candidate must have a PhD in a related scientific discipline and be well trained in electrophysiology and patch-clamp techniques. In addition, a background in molecular biology, advanced microscopy techniques, or hearing sciences is preferred. The candidate must have at least one first author publication. 

To apply for this position visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu; requisition #2920. Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae, a concise statement of research accomplishments and interests and complete contact information for at least three references. The Young laboratory is affiliated with the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Iowa and located within the Pappajohn Biodiscovery Building. Dr. Young is a member of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute and has a joint appointment within the Department of Otolaryngology. The PI is committed to the career development of trainees. 

Iowa City is a vibrant mid-sized city that perennially ranks in the top 10 as a "Best Place to Live" http://www.iowacityareadevelopment.com/live/rankings.aspx). It is the first UNESCO City of Literature in the U.S. and hosts a wide variety of cultural, artistic, and sporting events year-round.

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ASSOCIATE in ANATOMY

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at The University of Iowa is inviting experienced applicants for a position as Associate in anatomy, a non-tenure track appointment.  The appointment is immediately open, renewable for a total of three years and renewable thereafter in three-year increments pending demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and collegiate approval.  Applicants must have an advanced post-baccalaureate degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent), demonstrate the potential to excel in the teaching of gross anatomy, and demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.  Expertise in histology, neuroscience or embryology is desirable.  Candidates are sought who can provide strong anatomical sciences instruction (lecture and laboratory) in team-taught courses offered to professional students (medical, dental, physician assistant, and physical therapy), undergraduate students, and graduate students.  Experience in innovative computer-aided instruction and the use of electronic media are desired.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references by visiting http://jobs.uiowa.edu, requisition 72816.  Review of applicants will begin immediately.  Please direct questions regarding the ad to mary-beckler@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. Applicants’ credentials are subject to verification.