The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State has established the Iowa State University Bioscience Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship with the generous support of the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. Bioscience Fellows will contribute to breakthrough science in biomedically focused research groups and become part of a vibrant research culture. The successful Bioscience Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow candidate will have a doctorate awarded within the last 3 years in a field related to the research needs of the selected biomedical group(s). Fellows receive a highly competitive stipend ($60,000 plus fringe benefits annually). In addition to the opportunity to advance cutting-edge research, fellows will work closely with a mentor and will receive professional development support up to $10,000 annually to travel to conferences or workshops, to conduct research or to network off site.
At Iowa State, multiple departments come together to serve as the university’s hub for basic biological sciences and biomedical research. These include the Departments of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB); Chemistry; Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB); and the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB). From immunology to cancer to neurodegenerative and infectious diseases, Iowa State investigators are making significant strides to advance scientific understanding and improve human health.
Candidate Bioscience Innovation Projects to begin in 2021 are:
- Regulatory Mechanisms that Control Placental Development [mentored by Dr. Geetu Tuteja in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology]
- Uncovering the Biophysical Mechanisms of Crosstalk in Pattern-Recognition Receptors [mentored by Drs. Jacob Petrich, Emily Smith, and Xueyu Song in the Department of Chemistry]
- Regulation of Autophagy [mentored by Dr. Diane Bassham in the Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology and Dr. Basil Nikolau in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology]
- Structural Analyses of Cytochrome P450’s [mentored by Dr. Reuben Peters in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology]
- Regulation of Coronavirus Replication [mentored by Dr. Yang Yang in the Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology]
To apply, applicants should submit to https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/IowaStateJobs/job/Ames-IA/Postdoc-Research-Associate–Bioscience-Innovation_R4062-1
- a cover letter and statement of interest in one or more of the listed Bioscience Innovation Projects, not to exceed 500 words,
- a description of research accomplishments (up to 500 words),
- a CV, and
- contact information for at least three references, including relationship with the applicant.
Applications that arrive by February 17, 2021 will receive full consideration.
Further inquiries should be directed to Associate Dean for Research Jo Anne Powell-Coffman (firstname.lastname@example.org)