Postdoc Research Associate Jobs at Iowa State University, United States

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  • Post Date: December 8, 2021
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Postdoc Research Associate

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Appointment Type:

Post Doc/Trainee


Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The postdoctoral research will be tasked with probing the role of F-actin regulatory proteins such as formins and Arp2/3 in controlling directed cell migration during wound healing in response to complex environmental cues including both extracellular matrix alignment and gradients in mechanical stiffness. This project is funded by NIH R01 GM143302 and will be advised by Ian Schneider, Associate Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering. The researcher will use siRNA and CRISPR to generate knock-downs and knock-outs of actin regulatory proteins in skin epithelial, mesenchymal and amoeboid model cell systems. The researcher will characterize F-actin regulatory protein localization, cytoskeletal structure and cell migration via live cell microscopy and immunofluorescence and mRNA levels and expression of F-actin regulatory proteins using qPCR and western blotting. The researcher will be expected to communicate results in both written and oral presentations. Specific duties include review of the relevant literature; design and execution of experiments; development of quantitative analysis approaches and interpretation of experimental results; adherence to safe laboratory procedures; supervision of graduate and undergraduate students; preparation of manuscripts and presentations; assisting the PI in the preparation of technical reports. There is a possibility of renewing the position for two additional years. Iowa State University has a strong environment for biological research and is located in Ames, Iowa, frequently listed among the best places to live in the US.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD or Doctoral Degree


Proposed Start Date:

November 1, 2021


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

October 31, 2022


Number of Months Employed Per Year:

12 Month Work Period


Time Type:

Full time


Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter


If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:

September 29, 2021


Posting Close Date:

December 31, 2021



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  • QualificationDoctorate Degree (Ph.D.)
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