A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Matthew Potthoff, Ph.D., in the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Potthoff's lab is located in premiere research space in the Diabetes Research Center (FOEDRC) and his lab has access to all the facilities in the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. A highly motivated postdoctoral scholar will work on NIH-funded research projects to study the neurobiology of metabolism, body weight control, and macronutrient preference. To accomplish this, a combination of cutting-edge tools will be employed, including in vivo Cre-loxP technology, optogenetics and chemogenetics, in vivo calcium imaging, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Energetic and self-motivated individuals with a strong background in systems neuroscience and/or neuropharmacology are encouraged to apply.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.