Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Iowa City, Iowa
$53,760.00 to Commensurate
September 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at University of Iowa Health Care is seeking a postdoctoral research scholar in the Ignacio V. Ponseti Biochemistry & Cell Biology Laboratory (PI: Dr. Hongshuai Li. to perform cutting-edge basic and translational studies in the field of musculoskeletal diseases and tissue regeneration. The lab is studying myokine mediated muscle/bone cross talks in muscular dystrophy and aging, stem cell based musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, and cellular and molecular mechanisms of osteosarcopenia in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This position will play an important role in a multi-disciplinary group that is both rigorous and collaborative and will have exposure to the development of novel mouse models for both mechanistic and therapeutic studies. This position will also have the opportunity to learn how to lead science projects and be directed and mentored to be independent.

Required Qualifications: PhD in biological, biomedical, or physical sciences. Experience in cell cultures and assays, mouse handling, tissue preparation and histology, immuno-histochemistry, and flow cytometry. Highly Desired Qualifications: Experience with stem cell biology and familiarity with skeletal muscle or bone pathophysiology. Desired Qualifications: Excellent professional and scientific written and verbal communication skills, strong publication record, and attention to detail, ability to multi-task, organize priorities, and work independently to meet deadlines. 

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload resume or CV (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required, highly desired, and desired qualifications of this position. Cover letter highly encouraged, but not required. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the date the position closes. Applicants must apply via Req # 3623.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

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.