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The University of Iowa POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in Iowa City, Iowa

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 3429[Position Basics Advertising Ends on: Extended Until Position is Filled Advertising Started on: Friday, December 4th, 2020 College: Carver College of Medicine Department: Pathology Salary Salary: $52,704.00 to Commensurate Position Details Full/Part Time Status: Full Time Percent Time: 100% Position Description: ]{#0}

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Zizhen Kang Ph.D. in the Department of Pathology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Our laboratory is interested in the immunobiology of LRRK2 gene, specifically its innate immune function in inflammasome activation, autophagy and host defense. By using genetically modified animal models and cutting-edge technology, we aim to reveal the underlying mechanisms of LRRK2-mediated signaling in health and disease, thus opening new avenues of therapy for LRRK2-associated diseases such as infectious disease, inflammatory bowel disease and Parkinson's disease etc. Applicants should have a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry, as well as experience in animal models and immunology. The selected candidate will be expected to work independently while interacting in a collaborative environment.

Education Requirement:

PhD, MD/PhD or MD with significant bench research experience.

Required Qualifications:

Excellent writing and communication skills in English.

Experience working with mice.

Research experience in immunology.

Desirable Qualifications:

Proficient in molecular biology techniques including CRISPR/Cas technology.

Experience in cellular biochemistry, especially cellular signaling pathways.

Online Application Required Documents Curriculum Vita Name and Contact Information of References Letters of Interest Number of References: 3

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Brenda M Carey - Uihc-Pathology General Hospital 220 Hawkins Drive C661 GH Iowa City, IA 52242 Department URL:

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