A postdoctoral research associate position is immediately available in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Iowa. The successful candidate will participate in research projects focused on utilizing pharmacologic ascorbate, a therapeutic agent with radioprotective and radiosensitizing properties, in combination with conventional radiotherapy to improve therapeutic outcomes while maintaining low levels of normal tissue toxicity for the treatment of radioresistant tumors.
The ideal candidate will have (or be soon completing) a doctoral degree in radiation biology, cancer biology, cell biology, biomedical engineering or a related field. The candidate must be highly motivated with evidence of productivity from peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations. Candidates familiar with common biology techniques such as clonogenic cell survival assays, western blotting, immunofluorescence and flow cytometry are strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to these laboratory skills, experience with mouse model work is desirable. The candidate should ideally have experience using GraphPad, Matlab and/or other data analysis software packages. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are desirable.
The successful candidate will be joining a team of medical physicists, radiation oncologists and radiobiologists and will contribute to the ongoing work in pharmacologic ascorbate in combination with radiation therapy. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment such as a small animal radiation research platform (SARRP), cabinet irradiators, CT scanners and clinical linear accelerators.
The initial appointment for this position is for one year, with the potential for extension for a total appointment of up to 4 years based on interest and performance. This position is available immediately and will begin at a mutually agreed upon date. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending their CV with a cover letter stating their current and future research interests, previous research experience and expected availability date to Dr. Michelle Howard ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Salary is based on years of experience after obtaining the Ph.D. degree and is determined by the Graduate College (https://grad.uiowa.edu/postdocs/salary).
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
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.