Faculty Position Information:
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Evolutionary Mitochondrial Biology
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Dennis Lavrov laboratory in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will join an international team of researchers on a project "Enhancing mitochondrial DNA fidelity to improve mammalian lifespan and healthspan" funded by the Human Frontiers Science Program. The position will be primary responsibility for a comparative analysis of mitochondrial protein and mitochondrial DNA evolution in various groups of animals, but particularly anthozoan cnidarians.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
PhD obtained prior to appointment date.
PhD degree in biology.
Prior research experience with phylogenetic analysis, ancestral protein reconstruction, and/or adaptive protein evolution.
Knowledge of Mitochondrial and/or Anthozoan Biology.
Experience with molecular biology techniques including PCR and sequencing, as well as overexpression and purification of proteins.
Ability to work independently.
Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
Candidates should eligible for employment in the US, and prepared to commit to 2 years of full-time research.
Department/Program & College Description:
Proposed Start Date:
September 16, 2019
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
September 15, 2020
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
To apply for this position, please complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
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Original Posting Date:
August 22, 2019
For consideration, submit application before:
August 30, 2019
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