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Postdoctoral Research Scholar / Fellow

Platelets, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology

The University of Iowa is seeking candidates for an NIH-funded postdoctoral training program in platelets, thrombosis and vascular biology. Successful candidates will join the Thrombosis/Vascular Biology Research Group, which is studying mechanisms of thrombosis using in novel genetic models. Candidates must have an MD and/or PhD degree, be creative and motivated scientists planning a long-term career in science, possess a strong background in vascular biology, physiology, and/or molecular biology, and have experience with genetic approaches in humans or animals. We are looking for candidates who have a passion for scientific research, high standards of ethics and integrity, outstanding communication skills, and are able to work both independently and as an effective member of a research team. During fellowship training, Scholar / Fellows will utilize in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo research models, as well as intravital microscopy and genomic approaches. They will acquire new complementary skills in platelet and vascular cell physiology, small animal surgery, molecular techniques, and cell culture and flow chamber methods. Trainees also will have the opportunity to participate in the design, execution, and interpretation of research studies with human subjects.

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Contact Information:

Sanjana Dayal, PhD
Division of hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow transplantation
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
200 Hawkins Drive, C21 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242


Graduate Student

Supervisor:  Dr. Donna Vine
Research Project:  Dietary Fish Oil:  An adjunct approach to Metformin to treat insulin resistance and hyperlipidemia in young women with polycystic ovary syndrome and those with Type II Diabetes.
Start Date:  Fall 2016 and Winter 2016

Qualifications:  Preferably applicants should have the following:

  • High GPA (3.9 - 4.0)

  • Registered Dietitian

  • Previous clinical work would be an asset


To apply, please send an application (Cover Letter, CV, Transcript) addressed to:

Dr. Donna Vine, Associate Professor
4-002H Li Ka Shing Centre
AFNS, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB  T6G 2E1

For more information on Dr. Donna Vine's research please visit her webpage by clicking here.