The Department of Surgery is seeking postdoctoral scholars to work on Toll-like receptor agonist-based cancer immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis of gastrointestinal cancers. Scholars will investigate the mechanism of action and resistance of our novel agents in different genetically modified mouse models as well as patient specimens. Investigation involves standard in vitro assays, animal modeling and analysis of human patient samples at the biochemical, genetic, proteomic, and metabolomic levels. In addition, we offer excellent opportunity for scholars to participate in multi-PI collaborative research projects as well as human subject studies.
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.