Postdoctoral position in Cell and Developmental Biology
There is a postdoctoral position available immediately in the Tootle Lab. The project focuses on prostaglandin regulation of actin – both within the cytoskeleton and in the nucleus. The primary model used is Drosophila oogenesis. The enzymes that make prostaglandins are the targets of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Prostaglandins are lipid signals that play critical roles in human health and disease, including pain/inflammation, reproduction, heart health and disease, and cancer. Importantly, actin is also implicated in these processes. Therefore, the mechanisms by which prostaglandins regulate actin are likely conserved from flies to humans.
The Tootle Lab is located within the Anatomy and Cell Biology Department (https://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/acb/), University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City – a fun, college town that was ranked no. 3 for best places to live in America by Outside Magazine (2015). For more information on Iowa City, see http://livability.com/ia/iowa-city/community/why-iowa-city-iowa-top-100-best-place-live-2015.
Requirements: PhD in biological sciences and less than 3 years postdoctoral experience. Technical experience in one or more of the following areas preferred: molecular biology, basic protein biochemistry, genetics, and microscopy.
Application: Please email application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include: CV, List of three references, Graduate transcript (unofficial is fine), and a cover letter.