Positions are available for a postdoctoral fellow and/or assistant research scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Amy Lee, PhDin the Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa (https://medicine.uiowa.edu/physiology/). We are broadly interested in Ca2+signaling mechanisms underlying the development, function, and repair of the nervous system. Our current areas of research include:
Our lab is located within the Pappajohn Biomedical Institute (https://medicine.uiowa.edu/pbi/), a community of interdisciplinary scientists and clinicians engaged in fundamental and translational biomedical research. We are also affiliated with the newly established Iowa Neuroscience Institute (https://medicine.uiowa.edu/iowaneuroscience/). The University of Iowa is one the nation’s premier public research universities (https://uiowa.edu/about) and is located in the heart of Iowa City, a college town with a rich history in the arts and sciences.
Responsibilities include leading a research project through publication, attending lab meetings and departmental seminars/workshops, oversight of electrophysiological and imaging equipment, mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students, and assisting Dr. Lee in grant-writing and developing new research directions.
Successful candidates will have a PhD in the Neurosciences or relevant field, experience in patch-clamp electrophysiology and optical imaging in various preparations, a strong record of productivity, excellent communication (written and verbal) skills, and an ability to work in, and foster, a multi-cultural environment.