Anatomy and Cell Biology


    The Yang laboratory at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa is seeking a motivated, focused and skilled Postdoctoral Fellow. The Yang group is interested in understanding the cellular and molecular basis of obesity-induced disorders, particularly diabetes and inflammatory diseases, with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic interventions. Genetic mouse models, cellular and in vivo metabolic analysis, cell culture, cell imaging and biochemistry assays will be used in the project. The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked biomedical research institute. The Yang laboratory is located in a state-of-the-art facility that features collaborative atmosphere to foster innovation. Interested candidates should have obtained a Ph.D. or M.D. degree with a strong background in mouse models, metabolism, molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry. The ideal candidate will have proven talent to work independently with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Desired qualifications include:

    • Solid knowledge in Cell biology, Biochemistry and metabolic diseases;
    • Extensive experience working with mammalian cell lines and primary cells (ideally primary hepatocyte culture);
    • Extensive experience with sub-clone, viral construction, as well as overexpression/suppression of target gene expression in mouse model;
    • Experience with flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and EM;
    • Profound experience in mouse metabolic profiling, animal handling, mouse surgeries, tissue dissection.

    To apply for this position visit our website at; requisition #2246.

    The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Applicants’ credentials are subject to verification.