USA: Postdoctoral Position in Neuronal Cell Signaling, Department of Pharmacology, The University of Iowa

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City starting from March, 2008. The laboratory is interested in studying Neuronal Cell Signaling. In particular, projects are aimed at studying the dynamic regulation of expression, trafficking, localization and functions of voltage-gated potassium channels by diverse GPCR signaling pathways in mammalian neurons.

Check Mohapatra & Trimmer, J Neurosci 2006; and Park & Mohapatra et al., Science 2006 to get a broad idea on the future projects. These projects will employ tissue (neuronal) culture, biochemical, proteomic, cell biological, molecular biological, and electrophysiological techniques to answer critical quiestions.

Ph.D. with good knowledge of basic neuroscience is a required qualification. Although experience in atleast 2 or more above-mentioned expertise is expected, candidates with thorough expertise in cell biology, confocal microscopy and imaging will be given preference. You will be allowed and encouraged to learn all the techniques and rational approach used in the laboratory. Excellent support and motivation will be provided for future career advancement. The laboratory will be a well-equipped one with own tissue culture, biochemical, molecular biological and some imaging and good electrophysiological facilities.

The University of Iowa, College of Medicine has excellent central core research facilities (Genomic, Proteomic, Imaging, and Gene-targeting cores) at the disposal for rapid advancement of research projects.

Iowa City is a very nice and collegial town with high living standards, but inexpensive cost of living in comparison to big cities. To apply send your CV, statement of research interests, and name & contact details of three referees to: Dr. D.P. Mohapatra at: dpmohapatra[ at ]

The U Iowa is an equal oppertunity employer.

Submited By: Dr. D.P. Mohapatra