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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ames, Iowa

Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Kang Lab is looking for highly motivated and well-organized Postdoctoral Scholar to lead a research project funded by Hevolution. The funded project studies the interface of organelle/tissue communication during aging in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology at Iowa State University located in Ames, Iowa.

The ideal candidate will have experience in cellular and molecular biology and an interest in using age-related changes in organelle/tissue communication to understand mechanisms of organelle/tissue aging. This position will work primarily in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology with Dr. Ping Kang, and collaborate closely with other groups. Our work encompasses a wide range of in vitro and in vivo experimental techniques including cell signaling, gene expression or elimination, protein biochemistry, confocal microscopy, drosophila and mouse genetic models. ISU is a highly collaborative environment and our laboratory is involved in collaborations with multiple other research programs within the scientific community including programs in structural biology, small molecule discovery, chemical biology, and epigenetics.

This position will work independently and as part of a team with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students at different levels. Further, this position will supervise and train students in lab techniques and experiments, collect and analyze data, compose manuscripts for publication, and prepare presentations.

Applicants are expected to submit a full application that includes a cover letter and a curriculum vitae that includes summary of research/scholarly accomplishments, interests, and plans for the future.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Biology, Genetics, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in cellular and molecular biology

• Ability to collaborate and work effectively on a team

• Experience that demonstrates p rotein expression and purification skills

• Experience with protein purification skills for NMR protein structure

Department Unit/Website:

https://www.gdcb.iastate.edu/

Proposed Start Date:August 15, 2024

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:August 14, 2025

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State Postdocs enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans• Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time and leave plans• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)• Flexible Spending Accounts• Various voluntary benefits and discounts• Employee Assistance Program• Wellbeing Program

Original Posting Date: July 2, 2024

Posting Close Date:July 31, 2024

Job Requisition Number:R14955

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

Iowa State University is a welcoming, global, and culturally diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Campus community members have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and are committed to engaging with each other respectfully as outlined in the university's Principles of Community (https://www.iastate.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/principles-community) . Iowa State recognizes that diverse intellectual and philosophical perspectives are vital to innovation, critical thinking skills, and a dynamic academic community that fosters the land-grant ideals of putting science, technology, and human creativity to work.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu .

If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources (https://www.hr.iastate.edu/careers/compensation) website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.

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