POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR - INIRequisition # 3031Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is FilledAdvertising Started on:Tuesday, August 21st, 2018College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:Neuroscience InstituteSalarySalary:$48,432.00 to CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:INI FELLOWSHIP IN NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCHThe Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI), part of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa, seeks talented postdoctoral scientists to engage in cutting-edge neuroscience research. The INI was established in January 2017, supported by a transformational $45 million grant to the University of Iowa from The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust. Led by Director Ted Abel, Ph.D., the INI is a comprehensive and cross-disciplinary neuroscience center spanning 5 colleges and 26 departments, dedicated to finding the causes of - and preventions, treatments, and cures for - the many diseases that affect the brain and nervous system.Fellows will be assisted in finding a match with one of over 100 INI faculty mentors, in whose laboratory they will conduct mentored research. Fellows will gain facility with cutting-edge technologies and experimental approaches to the study of the nervous system, both in its normal functioning and its dysfunction in neurological and psychiatric disorders. Faculty mentors, their laboratory personnel, and fellow INI scientists will provide a rich training environment, helping fellows to acquire skill in study design, statistical analysis, translational and clinical teamwork, grant writing, and manuscript preparation. This training will provide the successful candidate with an outstanding skill set for a career as an independent scientist in a wide variety of academic and industry environments.INI faculty work on a broad range of neuroscience questions, including but not limited to: neuromodulation; formation and function of neural circuits; neurogenetics; and the etiology and cellular and molecular mechanisms of disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, Parkinson's disease, and depression. Core facilities of the INI and the Carver College of Medicine provide cutting-edge instrumentation and support for mouse behavioral studies (the Neural Circuits and Behavior Core), fMRI (the Iowa Magnetic Resonance Facility with 3T and 7T scanners), transcranial magnetic stimulation, proteomics, genomics (the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics), microscopy (the Central Microscopy Research Facility), and optogenetics. Funds will be available to support fellows' travel to present their INI research at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.The INI is situated in Iowa City, a vibrant mid-sized city that perennially ranks in the top 10 on multiple "Best Places to Live" lists. It is the first UNESCO City of Literature in the U.S. and hosts a wide variety of cultural, artistic, and sporting events year-round (to get a taste of our community, view the short video at: Successful applicants will hold a recent (0-3 years) Ph.D. degree in neuroscience or a related field, a record of academic excellence and research productivity as evidenced by high-quality, impactful publications, and a strong desire to pursue independent neuroscience research as a career.A C.V. including the names and e-mail addresses of 3 references who can speak to the applicant's research excellence and intellectual drive;A 1-page summary of the Ph.D. thesis work and any subsequent postdoctoral research;A 1-page summary of future neuroscience research interests, including mention of at least 3 potential INI faculty mentors.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 orientati