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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in Iowa City, Iowa

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 3043Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is FilledAdvertising Started on:Wednesday, September 19th, 2018College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:BiochemistrySalarySalary:CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:The Price laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to help unravel basic mechanisms controlling RNA polymerase II transcription of human genes as well as specific transcriptional regulation of cytomegalovirus and other human pathogens. The lab uses a combination of molecular and biochemical techniques that includes in vitro transcription, genome editing with CRISPR, RNA-Seq, PRO-Seq and novel bioinformatics analyses. We are especially interested in the RNA polymerase II elongation control, the role of promoter proximal pausing, and the interplay of transcription and chromatin structure.Education Requirement:Interested applicants must have (or soon expect to have) a Ph.D. in a field that involves molecular and biochemical training. All PhD requirements must be met by the start date of employment.Required Qualifications:Candidates must have successfully performed complex biochemical and molecular analyses. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. A strong publication and presentation record is expected.Desirable Qualifications:Experience with generation and analysis of transcription data is desired. Bioinformatics experience is especially desirable.Online Application Required DocumentsCurriculum VitaName and Contact Information of ReferencesLetters of InterestNumber of References: 3To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact InformationContact:David H Price - david-price@uiowa.eduCmed-BiochemistryEckstein Medical Research Building431 Newton Road260 EMRBIowa City, IA 52242Department URL: https://price.lab.uiowa.edu/The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment or in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies.

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