Postdoc Scholar in Biomedical Imaging and Behavioral Neuroscience
The Hoth Lab at the University of Iowa (https://hoth.lab.uiowa.edu/) seeks a postdoctoral research fellow passionate about interdisciplinary research to investigate physiological mechanisms impacting the brain in patients with smoking-related lung disease. The ideal candidate has prior experience with multidisciplinary team science and biomedical imaging and an interest in utilizing imaging to understand clinical and behavioral science outcomes.
The postdoctoral fellow will work as a part of a collaborative team including experts in behavioral neuroscience, lung and brain imaging, vascular physiology, and internal medicine. The primary goal of our current research is to model associations between changes in lung pathophysiology (via CT), vascular physiology (via ultrasound), brain structure (via brain MRI), and behavior in smokers with early chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Training in cutting-edge quantitative lung imaging technologies, including pulmonary vasculature (e.g., perfusion heterogeneity), will be part of the fellowship with support from the Advanced Pulmonary Physiomic Imaging Lab at the University of Iowa. The candidate will have access to dedicated state-of-the art computing, imaging, and clinical research facilities.
The Hoth Lab conducts clinical research to understand biological mechanisms of cognitive decline in adults with cardiopulmonary medical illnesses (e.g., COPD, heart failure, and obstructive sleep apnea). We are located within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and are a member of the Iowa Neuroimaging Consortium and Iowa Neuroscience Institute.
The University of Iowa offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a collegial professional environment. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center. It was recently name by Forbes magazine as the nation's #1 employer in the health care industry, and the #7 employer overall.
Iowa City is an attractive and family-friendly college town with abundant local and world-class cultural, theatrical and musical events, top ranked schools, and outdoor recreational attractions. The Iowa City area is often ranked as one of the most livable communities in the nation (Livability.com). To learn more about our great community visit https://www.iowacityarea.com/cricnl-area/
Key Areas of Responsibility
Work independently on research tasks with oversight by Faculty or Principal Investigator (PI).
Carry out image processing and data analysis with support from study investigators.
Contribute to documentation of methods and procedures.
Prepare research results for publication in reports, manuscripts, grants and other media.
Present results in in departmental seminars and professional meetings.
This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
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.