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POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 3460Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Wednesday, February 10th, 2021Advertising Started on:Wednesday, January 27th, 2021College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:Neuroscience and PharmacologySalarySalary:$52,704.00 to CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Jon Resch in the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology for candidates interested in neural circuits controlling homeostatic motivational drives and physiology. The Postdoc will use transgenic mouse models and state-of-the-art neuroscience and genetic technologies to lead one or more projects related to obesity, hunger, sodium appetite, and/or metabolism.Recent representative publications from the PI:Perry RJ*, Resch JM*, Douglass AM*, Madara JC, Rabin-Court A, Kucukdereli H, Wu C, Song JD, Lowell BB, Shulman GI. Leptin's hunger-suppressing effects are mediated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis in rodents. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jul 2;116(27):13670-13679.Zeng X, Ye M, Resch JM, Jedrychowski MP, Hu B, Lowell BB, Ginty DD, Spiegelman BM. Innervation of thermogenic adipose tissue via a calsyntenin 3-S100b axis. Nature. 2019 May;569(7755):229-235.Resch JM*, Fenselau H*, Madara JC*, Wu C, Campbell JN, Lyubetskaya A, Dawes BA, Tsai LT, Li MM, Livneh Y, Ke Q, Kang PM, Fejes-Toth G, Naray-Fejes-Toth A, Geerling JC, Lowell BB. Aldosterone-Sensing Neurons in the NTS Exhibit State-Dependent Pacemaker Activity and Drive Sodium Appetite via Synergy with Angiotensin II Signaling. Neuron. 2017 Sep 27;96(1):190-206.e7.Campbell JN, Macosko EZ, Fenselau H, Pers TH, Lyubetskaya A, Tenen D, Goldman M, Verstegen AM, Resch JM, McCarroll SA, Rosen ED, Lowell BB, Tsai LT. A molecular census of arcuate hypothalamus and median eminence cell types. Nat Neurosci. 2017 Mar;20(3):484-496.Education Requirement:Candidates must have PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degrees.Required Qualifications:Applicants should have a track record of productivity and prior publications.Excellent writing and communication skills.Desirable Qualifications:Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas: 1) Patch clamp electrophysiology in ex vivo brain slices, 2) RNA sequencing and bioinformatics, and 3) physiological and behavioral analyses of transgenic mice using chemo- and/or optogenetics.Online Application Required DocumentsCurriculum VitaName and Contact Information of ReferencesLetters of InterestNumber of References: 3To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact InformationContact:Jon M Resch - jon-resch@uiowa.eduCmed-Neurosci and PharmacologyBowen Science Building51 Newton Road2-307 BSBIowa City, IA 52242Phone: 319-353-5789Department URL: 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. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services