Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

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    Postdoctoral Scholar in Department of Biomedical Engineering

    The laboratory of new Genetics Cluster Initiative hire, Dr. David M. Kristensen, is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual for a fully funded postdoctoral position at the University of Iowa's Biomedical Engineering Department, in the area of comparative genomics / bioinformatics of bacterial pathogens and the human microbiome.  The project will include development of bioinformatics tools and their use as diagnostic indicators / biomarkers to detect the presence and abundance of bacteria and viruses in the human microbiome.

    For more information or to apply, click here for requisition #2415. Applicable background checks will be conducted.

    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.

    Cluster Hire Initiatives

    As one of the premier research institutions in the nation, The University of Iowa is committed to advancing knowledge and education through discovery, application, and creative work. Many of today’s most exciting and important research frontiers transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. To maintain and strengthen the University of Iowa's research and creative excellence, the UI is facilitating multidisciplinary scholarship, instruction, and public service. This is the aim of the cluster hire initiative. As a centerpiece of the UI 2010‐2016 strategic plan, Renewing the Iowa Promise: Great Opportunities—Bold Expectations, the cluster initiative will bring 100 new tenured and tenure‐track faculty to campus to collaborate with existing faculty in multidisciplinary cluster areas focused on many of the “Grand Challenges” of the 21st century.

    Genetics Cluster Initiative 

    The University of Iowa has a distinguished record of clinical care and research in genetics beginning in the 1970s, but there are compelling needs to have a new generation of faculty to keep pace in teaching and research with rapid changes in technologies, computational approaches to genetics and the ethical, legal and social issues created by the role of genetics in insurance, forensics, patenting and behavior.

    The Genetics Initiative will add ten new faculty members to address the current needs of genetic research and translational science as well as anticipating future growth in these areas.

    Informatics Initiative

    The Informatics Initiative was announced in Fall 2013 with a goal of developing a comprehensive and cohesive action plan that strengthens informatics education, training, research and collaborative support at the University of Iowa across the diversity of campus activities and needs.

    The Aging Mind and Brain

    The University of Iowa's Aging Mind and Brain Initiative aims to bring the full force of experts in both the sciences and humanities to solve the specifically cognitive problems involved with growing older, and allow us not merely to survive as we enter old age, but to flourish throughout it.


    The Obesity Initiative was established at the University of Iowa in 2011 as a means to coalesce existing faculty around the problems of obesity and to recruit ten new faculty members, who will bring new analytical tools toward solutions.

    The Informatics Initiative was announced in Fall of 2013


    Career opportunity listings for all University of Iowa positions (faculty, merit, postdoctoral, professional and scientific.)