Are you excited by excitability? This position may be for you. The Baker Lab is seeking self-motivated, creative, post-doctoral fellows to investigate voltage-gated ion channels in the retina. We have two major NIH-funded areas of focus investigating: the coordinated assembly and trafficking of K+ channels and the roles of Ca2+ channels in photoreceptor ribbon synapses. We use a wide variety of in vitro and in vivo techniques to further our projects, including cell biological, genetic, and biochemical approaches in frog and mouse models.
Basic requirements include a PhD in Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Biochemistry or a related area. Successful applicants will have a solid publication record, strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team. Expertise in state of the art molecular and cellular biology skills is necessary. Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desired: live cell imaging, super-resolution imaging, proteomics, optogenetics, or gene therapy.
Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and includes benefits. Iowa City is a small city friendly to families and young singles; it consistently ranks as a top community in which to live.
For consideration submit the following 3 documents:
- An NIH or NSF style Biosketch
- A research proposal – this should be a one page document, preferably following the NIH style for a specific aims page, describing a project that could be completed in 1-2 years that you would like to lead. The project must further the interests of the lab (to the best of your understanding given our publication record).
- Contact information for three references