Postdoctoral Research Scholar Position Available in Dr. Li Wu's Lab at the University of Iowa Epitranscriptomic RNA modifications in viral replication
A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately to study virus interactions with host factors in Dr. Li Wu's lab in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. The position currently available is for work on the following projects: (1) Mechanisms of HIV-1 RNA modification of N 6-methyladenosine (m6A) in regulating viral replication, and (2) Epitranscriptomic m6A profile of SARS-CoV-2-infected human lung epithelial cells
The successful candidate will join an existing team of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students and will have the opportunity to be appointed to NIH-funded T32 training grants and to develop independent research projects. Individuals who intend to follow a career in academic science are especially encouraged to apply. Previous postdocs trained in the lab have become independent faculty members at research universities or leading scientists in the biotech industry.
The candidate will be expected to independently manage their research projects in consultation with the PI and will lead the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.