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The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa
Date Posted 09/21/2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Requisition # 3379
Position Basics
Advertising Ends on: Thursday, November 5th, 2020
Advertising Started on: Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
College: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department: Health and Human Physiology

Salary: $52,704.00 to Commensurate

Position Details
Full/Part Time Status: Full Time
Percent Time: 100%
Position Description:

The Integrative Laboratory of Applied Physiology and Lifestyle Medicine in the Department of Health and Human Physiology at the University of Iowa, led by Nathaniel Jenkins, PhD, is looking to hire a postdoctoral scholar on a start-up funded, two-year position, with flexible starting dates available throughout 2021. We are seeking someone who is compassionate, humble, curious, and collaborative to work with the existing team to establish a new laboratory at the UI with a focus on topics related to human metabolic, vascular and autonomic function in response to exercise training, early-life adversity, and/or nutraceutical or nutritional interventions. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and conducting clinical research protocols including data collection, analyzing data, preparing and presenting abstracts and manuscripts, assisting with grant applications, developing postdoctoral grant fellowships and/or career development awards, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. There are also plentiful opportunities to establish complementary lines of research in a highly collaborative environment within the department and in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC).

The position is available beginning January 2021, with a negotiable start date thereafter.

Highly-motivated candidates with the following profile are encouraged to apply.

Questions about the position can be directed to Nathaniel Jenkins at nathaniel-jenkins@uiowa.edu. The applicant must hold a PhD in Physiology, Integrative Biology, Exercise Physiology, or related field at the time of the appointment. Experience with exercise and metabolic testing and vascular and autonomic measurements is preferred, and ability to perform or desire to learn microneurography is desirable. Applicants should submit their application to jobs@uiowa.edu refer to requisition 3379.  Application materials must include 1) a brief letter of interest and 2) summary of research accomplishments and future research goals, 3) a curriculum vitae, 4) PDFs of 1-2 lead author peer-reviewed published articles, and 5) contact information for 2-3 individuals who will provide letters of recommendation if asked. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.


Education Requirement:

PhD or MD/PhD degree in human physiology, integrative physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition or a related field at the time of appointment

Required Qualifications:

  • Existing track record of peer-reviewed scientific journal publications in the domain of human physiology, broadly construed with proficient writing ability;

  • Experience with IRB procedures;

  • Highly motivated, have strong attention to detail, independent ability to troubleshoot problems, and follow projects through to completion (publication);

  • Able to work and learn independently and motivated to contribute to the wider research mission of the lab;

  • Ability to coordinate, organize, and lead clinical trials, especially those employing exercise or nutrition-based interventions;

  • Well-organized and able to coordinate, interact with, and desire to help mentor a team of graduate and undergraduate students;

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;

  • Committed to developing a welcoming and inclusive laboratory culture;

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Strong laboratory experience in human vascular, autonomic, and/or exercise physiology research. Experience in analyzing and interpreting data from one or several of the following human physiological techniques is particularly desirable: hemodynamic assessments using applanation tonometry and/or Finometer, vascular ultrasound/FMD, microvascular function using laser doppler flowmetry, peripheral oxygen kinetics with near infrared spectroscopy, maximal and submaximal exercise testing, MSNA recording and analysis or other measures of autonomic function, assessment of skeletal muscle function, phlebotomy, meal tolerance testing, and ELISA;

  • Strong working knowledge of biostatistics;

  • Good working knowledge of a scientific data acquisition/programming language preferred (preferably MATLAB and/or LabView);

  • Career goal to become an independent investigator.

Online Application Required Documents
  Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Letters of Interest
1-2 lead author peer-reviewed published articles
Summary of research accomplishments and future res
  Number of References:  2

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information
Contact: Christine L Stevens - christine-stevens@uiowa.edu
Clas-Clas Administration
Van Allen Hall
30 North Dubuque Street
212 VAN
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-1690
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/hhp/

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