Postdoctoral Opportunities


POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

REQUISITION # 2872

Lab: Thorsten Maretzky

Salary: $47,484.00 to Commensurate

Position Description:  Studies in the lab are focused on tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α signaling in innate immunity and inflammatory disease as well as epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activation with an emphasis on its role in cancer development and progression.

Mouse models and cell-based assays are used with both murine and human cells to understand the contribution of hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic cell types in driving epithelial wound repair as well as the temporal aspects of inflammation with a special focus on mucosal immunity and associated cancers.


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

REQUISITION # 2382

LabRyan Boudreau 

Salary:  $47,476.00 to Commensurate

Position Description: A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ryan Boudreau in the Department of Internal Medicine. Research involves:

  1. effects of miRNAs in cardiac myopathies and neurological disease (e.g. Huntington’s and Parkinson’s)
  2. mapping of tissue specific miRNA libraries
  3. discovering novel cardiovascular-disease related genes
  4. developing new therapeutics for cardiovascular and neurological disease
  5. myocardial metabolism, mitochondrial function and autophagy.  

Research in the laboratory includes the use of mouse models, cell culture systems, large genetic and proteomic dataset bioinformatics, genetic engineering, and human tissues. Applicants should have strong research backgrounds in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, as well as an excellent publication record. Selected candidate is expected to work independently while interacting in a collaborative environment.


POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

REQUISITION # 2029

LabKaikobad Irani

​Salary: $47,476.00 to Commensurate

Position Description: A postdoctoral research scholar position is available in the Department of Internal medicine in the Cardiovascular Division. Research in the laboratory is broadly focused on the identification of novel molecular signaling signaling pathways operative in the endothelium, and vasculature in general, in both health and disease states such as hypertension and diabetes. Research in the lab ranges from basic protein chemistry (such as protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications in vitro) to cell culture based studies (both in vascular and non-vascular cell types) to measurements of physiological parameters in small animal models of vascular diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Opportunities also exist to apply some of the fundamental discoveries made in the lab to focused translational human studies. See the Irani Lab website for examples of studies performed in the lab.

Conduct research in a collaborative environment which encourages independent and creative ideas and approaches. Post-doctoral scholar will be self-motivated and will be responsible for the experimental design, collecting and analysis of research data, maintaining log books, troubleshooting experiments, and training graduate students and research assistants. Post-doctoral scholar will also be responsible for the preparation of manuscripts related to his/her work and keeping up-to-date with the literature.


POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

REQUISITION # 2158

Lab: Ferhaan Ahmad

Salary: $47,476.00 to Commensurate

Position Description:  An NIH-funded postdoctoral research scholar position is available immediately in the laboratory of Ferhaan Ahmad, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine. Research in the laboratory is broadly focused on human cardiovascular genetics. Large cohorts of human subjects with heritable cardiovascular disorders, including hypertrophic, dilated, glycogen storage, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathies and pulmonary arterial hypertension, have been recruited for studies of the underlying genetic and genomic basis of these diseases. In addition, several gene-targeted and transgenic murine models of human mutations and of genes implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease have been constructed and are being studied to elucidate the pathophysiology of cardiac remodeling, both in genetic cardiomyopathies and acquired heart failure such as ischemia-reperfusion injury and diabetic cardiomyopathy. Research in the laboratory ranges from molecular genetics and molecular biology, to basic protein chemistry (such as protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications in vitro), to cell culture based studies, to measurements of physiological parameters in small animal models of heart failure, to integrative systems biology analyses of “big data.” Opportunities also exist to apply some of the fundamental discoveries made in the laboratory to focused translational human studies.

Duties and responsibilities: The successful candidate will work closely with the principal investigator, as well as other fellows, students, technicians, and clinicians, in a highly collaborative environment integrating clinical and basic science. Depending on his or her interests, the candidate will be expected to perform human molecular genetic studies, genomewide human tissue expression analyses and systems biology studies, mouse experimentation, and/or in vitro cellular and molecular mechanistic studies. He or she will be self-motivated and will be responsible for the experimental design, collecting and analysis of research data, maintaining log books, troubleshooting experiments, and training graduate students and research assistants. He or she will also be responsible for the preparation of manuscripts related to his or her work and keeping up-to-date with the literature


POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

REQUISITION # 2540

Lab: Rajan Sah

Salary: $47,476.00 to Commensurate

Position Description: A postdoctoral research scholar position is available at the University of Iowa Health Care (Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology) to study molecular mechanisms of Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) and LRRC8a/ SWELL1 ion channel regulation and signal transduction.  The laboratory uses electrophysiological (e.g. patch-clamp), imaging techniques, genetic mouse models (including CRISPR/cas9 technology), biochemical, and molecular approaches to investigate the regulation of signal transduction mechanisms of novel ion channels, including TRP/LRRC8 channels, in cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, endothelium and pancreatic beta-cells.

In addition to the strong laboratory environment, the postdoc will benefit from close interactions and collaborations with a dynamic ion channel community within the Department and the College of Medicine.


POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR

REQUISITION # 2543

Lab: Ryan Boudreau

Salary: $47,476.00 to Commensurate

Position Description:  A Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ryan Boudreau in the Department of Internal Medicine. Research involves:

  1. effects of microRNAs in cardiac myopathies and neurological disease
  2. mapping of tissue-specific microRNA binding sites
  3. discovering novel cardiovascular-disease related genes
  4. developing new therapeutics for cardiovascular and neurological disease
  5. myocardial metabolism, mitochondrial function and insulin-glucose signal transduction.

Research in the laboratory includes the use of mouse models, cell culture systems, large genetic and proteomic dataset bioinformatics, genetic engineering, and human tissues. Applicants should have strong research backgrounds in genetics, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, as well as an excellent publication record. Selected candidate is expected to work independently while interacting in a collaborative environment.

At this time, we are specifically seeking a candidate who will bring broad expertise in mitochondrial biology and techniques, including isolation and fractionation, substrate- and complex-specific functional readouts, and morphological assessments. Application of these methods to muscle biology is preferred.


Postdoctoral Scholar

REQUISITION # 2818

Lab:  Kin Fai Au

Salary: $47,476.00 to Commensurate

Position Description:  University of Iowa Health Care, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine

Statistical Bioinformatics Lab (http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/labs/au/) is seeking candidates for two postdoctoral research scholar positions to work on sequencing analyses:

  1. Postdoctoral Research Scholar in bioinformatics method development: We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar to develop statistical and computational/algorithmic methods for high-throughput sequencing data analyses, such as RNA-seq using PacBio and Oxford Nanopore Technologies.

  2. Postdoctoral Research Schoalr in computational biology: We are looking for a computational biology postdoctoral scholar to conduct cutting-edge research in the fields of transcriptome/epigenetics bioinformatics. He/she will apply bioinformatics methods to large-scale genomic and transcriptomic datasets to elucidate biological insights from stem cell biology and cancer biology.

The postdoctoral research scholars will have the opportunity to collaborate with internationally recognized biomedical scientists at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Stanford University, University of Oxford and Pacific Biosciences.

The postdoctoral scholars will develop statistical and computational/algorithmic methods for analyses and integration of large-scale, multi-species genomic/transcriptomic data from diverse biological and clinical samples, including Second/Third Generation Sequencing. He/she will have the opportunity to collaborate with internationally recognized biomedical scientists at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Stanford University, University of Oxford and Pacific Biosciences.