The Weber Laboratory at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is seeking an exceptional postdoctoral scholar to join us in the investigation of the molecular interactions between Chlamydia trachomatis and the mammalian host. Projects in the Weber lab use a multidisciplinary approach that integrates microbiology, cell biology, immunology and biochemistry to reveal how C. trachomatis secreted proteins subvert normal host processes to promote bacterial pathogenesis. NIH-funded projects include 1.) determining how specific secreted effector proteins hijack vesicular transport pathways to promote nutrient acquisition by the pathogen and 2.) determining how secreted effector proteins facilitate host cell invasion.
A minimum commitment of 2 years is required with further renewal dependent on performance. Compensation will be determined based on experience and current NIH guidelines.
Iowa City is well-placed geographically, has a vibrant artistic community, several museums, and beautiful natural scenery. Iowa City is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the country and is an especially attractive workplace for professionals, due to its low cost of living and a thriving life science/technology industry. Iowa City is also located within driving distance of several major metropolitans including Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Omaha.
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.