Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Experimental Therapeutics
Dr. Marie Gaine Laboratory
The Gaine lab is seeking a postdoctoral scholar position to study rare mutations in the Prkar1b gene related to neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. The project will focus on using unique mouse models with rare mutations to understand the structural, behavioral, and epigenetic consequences of altered Prkar1b function. It is a prominent role in a newly established lab and provides the opportunity to conduct an independent project and gain experience in the neuroscience field. In addition, there will be ample opportunities to supervise students, submit grant applications, and implement cutting-edge techniques.
The University of Iowa provides an outstanding research environment, and the research lab is being established in the College of Pharmacy Building, a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility, providing an exciting and unparalleled work environment for conducting cutting-edge research. Furthermore, the Gaine Lab is part of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, facilitating collaboration and networking with a range of neuroscience experts.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Conduct experimental research using a combination of molecular biology techniques and behavioral tasks.
Investigate and perform critical analysis of current literature to develop novel approaches to research either independently or in conjunction with other investigators.
Publish research outcomes in distinguished scientific journals and create presentations for scientific meetings and conferences.
Generate high-quality reports and grant applications, proof-read scientific documents and edit when necessary.
Develop, implement, and maintain lab documentation including IACUC protocols, recombinant DNA and EHS protocols.
Demonstrate superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to function in a team environment.
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.