Postdoc Research Associate - Epilepsy Research Lab
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Biomedical Sciences (BMS) department at Iowa State Universityâs College of Veterinary Medicine is accepting applications for two full-time Postdoc Research Associates. These positions are located in Ames, Iowa, and successful applicants will be involved in epilepsy research in the lab of Dr. Thimmasettapp Thippeswamy, and supported by the National Institutes of Health. The primary responsibilities of these positions include developing experimental models, designing experiments, conducting in vivo and in vitro experiments, data analysis, and drafting manuscripts. Training in the latest tools and techniques used for EEG acquisition and data analysis, will be available. Additional responsibilities will include managing lab activities, traveling to MRI Global (Kansas City, MO) and the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) campuses for research-related activities, coordinating lab meetings, participating in collaborative research, and training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidates will receive a salary with associated benefits per ISU policy. The appointees will have the opportunity to develop career in academia or industry, participate in related lectures and journal clubs, and present research findings at regional and national professional conferences. The terms of employment initially offered will be one year, and can be extended up to five years subject to funding and satisfactory job performance. There are multiple positions available: one full-time position July 2021 and a second full-time position is flexible but no later than December 2021.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences related to neuroinflammation or neurodegeneration, or a closely related field.
Education, training, or experience with in vivo experiments/neurotoxicants. â¢ Demonstrated experience with techniques related to brain. â¢ A record of impactful scholarship and peer-reviewed publications.
Department/Program & College Description:
The BMS department supports the College of Veterinary Medicineâs mission through teaching basic science curriculum to veterinary medical students, conducts state of the art research relevant to the health of animals and humans, and educates graduate students through the BMS graduate program and a number of multidisciplinary interdepartmental programs at Iowa State University. Faculty have expertise in neurodegenerative disease, neurotoxicology, immunology, vaccine development, infectious diseases, parasitology, cell biology, nutrition and cancer, and learning and memory.
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.