The University of Iowa’s Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program (FRRBP) invites applications from highly-motivated, recent PHD graduates who have a background in free radical, radiation, and/or cancer biology to apply for our upcoming openings on our highly successful and long running NIH National Cancer Institute T32. As the only free radical and radiation biology PhD granting training program in the world, we are at the forefront of redox biology, free radical biology, radiation biology, and cancer research. The FRRBP is a division of the Department of Radiation Oncology and is part of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Carver College of Medicine. It is the only PhD granting program at the University of Iowa that is located in a clinical department. Since the Department of Radiation Oncology currently treats more than 1,500 cancer patients a year, this allows our trainees to have unique training opportunities for basic science that rapidly moves into translational research.
Directed by Dr. Douglas R. Spitz, the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program has a dynamic mentoring program with highly committed faculty mentors. Our award winning and internationally recognized faculty are a very diverse group of basic scientists, clinician/physician scientists, and science educators who are focused on the disciplines of redox cancer biology, metabolism in cancer therapy responses, imaging of redox biochemistry, normal tissue injury in cancer biology, as well as redox regulation of the cell cycle, radiation biology, genetic and epigenetic regulation of cancer biology, and redox regulation of cancer therapy responses. The goal of the mentors is to train our postdoctoral fellows in free radical and radiation biology relevant research with strong cancer relevance. The emphasis of all training will be the role of free radical and radiation biology in cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. The specialized, hands on training will lead to a successful career in cancer-related fields within biomedical research and education.
Qualifications: A PhD or MD/PhD or MD degree in Biology, Biochemistry or a related field is required. Experience with biochemistry research is also highly desirable. Competitive candidates will have a strong record of publications and communication skills.
Trainee Eligibility: In order to be appointed on to our NCI T32, applicants must have a strong interest in cancer relevant projects and meet the following criteria as set by NIH: At the time of appointment, the trainee must be either a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national, or a permanent resident. The Carver College of Medicine and the Department of Radiation Oncology have a strong commitment to increase diversity and candidates from underrepresented groups in biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply.
Trainee Commitment: Postdoctoral Fellows must dedicate at least 40 hours per week (full-time effort) to the training program. These fellowship appointments are 12 month appointments; however appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. Trainees are expected to take on a leadership/mentorship role in the laboratory for both undergraduate and graduate students.
How to Apply: To apply, please visit https://jobs.uiowa.edu/postdoc/view/2874, requisition# 2874. Applicants should attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of their research program, and current contact information for 3 potential references.
Review of applications will remain open until the positions are filled. The earliest date these positions are expected to start will be May 1, 2018.
Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Douglas R. Spitz, Professor and Director of the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.