Post-Doctoral Opportunity in Translational Research
University of Iowa Health Care
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Higher Education Institution
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in Translational Research with Dr. Arlene Drack in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. Our lab has successfully rescued retinal degeneration in a mouse model of human disease, and we plan to expand the diseases we can rescue. The successful candidate will lead studies on gene transfer and other preclinical treatment trials in mouse models of human genetic retinal disorders, perform analysis of clinical data from human patients with the disorders studied, and ultimately help move treatments to human clinical trials.
A PhD degree in Genetics, Cell Biology, Immunology or related field.
Experience in mouse handling, mouse genetics and husbandry and phenotyping techniques. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be proficient with computer software including MicroSoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Excel database software.
Desirable Qualifications: Proficiency in mouse techniques including ERG, visually guided swim assay, OCT. Proficiency in immunohistochemistry, Western blots, PCR. Experience with scientific presentations and writing. Experience with ocular or other genetic disorders. Publication(s) in related field.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.