The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University invites applications for a Post-doctoral Research Associate position within the Department of Biomedical Sciences (BMS).
Dr. Kim's laboratory studies the roles of the early secretory pathway in human development. We have recently identified human diseases caused by mutations in SEC23A and SEC24D. We have also generated animal models for these human diseases. We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who will pursue an independent research project in the field of intracellular protein trafficking using biochemical and cell biological approaches. This is a training position. In this position the trainee will explore synthesis, degradation and secretion of collagen in cultured mammalian cells and animal models such as mice and zebrafish.
The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, communication and computer skills, as well as be able to work well with others in teamwork settings.
Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or other related fields
Preferred Education and Experience:
Demonstrated experience with protein purification in various systems Demonstrated experience with immunohistochemistry of mouse or fish tissues Demonstrated experience using advanced imaging techniques
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.