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POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 3294Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Wednesday, September 30th, 2020Advertising Started on:Tuesday, May 12th, 2020College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:Internal MedicineSalarySalary:$52,704.00 to CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:Lab of nutrient sensing in metabolic diseases aims to understand how lipid metabolite ceramides: impair nutrient sensing in adipose tissue and contribute to development of metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases etc. (Chaurasia et 2016, Cell Metabolism and Chaurasia et 2019, Science). Using genetic and pharmacological tools to modulate ceramide accumulation in vivo combined with unbiased approaches we have to identified a downstream effector molecule of ceramide, that bestows ceramides some of these functions. We are currently seeking a postdoctoral candidate with background in biomedical sciences to investigate the role of this newly identified protein in development of metabolic diseases. We anticipate the start date to be 07/01/2020 or later. Successful applicants will be generously offered with NIH guideline-based salary and benefits and will be part of diabetes research community at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and affiliated Fraternal order of diabetes research institute. In addition to existing projects in the lab, he/she will be provided with sufficient support and freedom to ask new important questions and independently develop innovative research in the general context of laboratory interest.Education Requirement:A recent PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree (within 0-3 years) in physiology, biochemistry or related biomedical disciplines.Required Qualifications:First-authored publication(s) from their graduate work is expected.A strong research background in cell/molecular biology and biochemistry.Previous experience with mammalian cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, PCR, immunoblotting, and immunohistochemistry is desirable.A strong background in mouse genetics and phenotyping mouse models related to development if obesity and associated metabolic diseases.Obtaining and analyzing datasets from Next-generation Sequencing experiments (Sc-RNAseq, Chip-Seq etc)Experience and / or interest big data analysis and scripting languages (R, Python) to analyse - OMICS datasets will be desirable.An open and positive mind that actively contributes to the infrastructure and the success of the newly established research team and the department at large.Formulate research questions, design and conduct experiments, and organize and analyze dataCommunicate scientific data through manuscript writing and presentations to the scientific community at large.Prepare research proposals, good collaborative skills and candidates must be self-motivated, proactive and enthusiastic to their career developmentOnline Application Required DocumentsCurriculum VitaName and Contact Information of ReferencesNumber 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:Bhagirath Chaurasia - bhagirath.chaurasia@health.utah.eduCmed-Internal MedicineGeneral Hospital220 Hawkins DriveE400 GHIowa City, IA 52242The 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