There is a joint open post-doctoral position in the laboratory of Samuel Young, PhD and Marlan Hansen, MD at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA. https://young.lab.uiowa.edu/ Twitter @samyounglab. and https://medicine.uiowa.edu/oto/profile/marlan-hansen. We are focused on overcoming the significant knowledge gap in and tools for translational approaches to develop treatments for sensorineural hearing loss, vestibular hypofunction, Our goal is to develop viral vector gene therapy approaches for specific classes of these disorders that are caused by mutations in genes that exceed the limited packaging capacity of Adeno-Associated Virus. In particular, we are interested in gene therapy approaches for sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)
The postdoctoral fellow will do full-time research . The University of Iowa provides an outstanding intellectual environment and access to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, giving trainees multiple opportunities to take advantage of diverse knowledge, techniques, and expertise of the local community to incorporate into their research projects. Furthermore, fellows will have the ability to interact with clinical scientists to develop surgical approaches for delivery into large animal models. Fellows present their findings at lab meetings and have opportunities to present at national and international meetings. Fellows receive a stipend and are provided with health insurance, both based on the NIH postdoctoral pay scale. Initial appointments are for three years, with the potential for renewal.
Candidates must have a PhD in a related scientific discipline and should have at least one first author preprint or publication. A background in one of the following areas is preferred: inner ear biology, inner ear physiology, hearing sciences, stem cells, virology. Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, and complete contact information for three references to Dr. Samuel Young at Samuelfirstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Gene Therapy Hearing and Balance Disorders in the subject line.
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