The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa seeks to grow its basic research enterprise by adding one or more faculty members to our Musculoskeletal Research Program. The Department’s research laboratories include the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, the Ignacio V. Ponseti Biochemistry and Cell Biology Laboratory, the Bone Healing Research Laboratory, and the Iowa Spine Research Laboratory. These laboratories collaborate closely alongside and with the clinical department on translational research projects and grants.
This opportunity is particularly well suited for scientists with interest in the biology of bone and other musculoskeletal tissues that can supplement our existing cartilage-centric projects. The department maintains an advanced facility for large animal surgery that will allow a scientist an exceptional opportunity for their research program. More recently, investments in onsite histology capabilities, alongside a suite of well characterized animal models, provides state-of-the-art in-house translational capabilities. Translational research and close interaction with research oriented clinicians are important central features of our research program.
We are located in Iowa City, a small but vibrant family-friendly Midwestern community that is home to the University of Iowa, which is part of the Big Ten Conference. The public schools of the Iowa City area are regularly rated amongst the best in the country. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is the only tertiary care center in the state. The overall research environment in the College of Medicine is very collaborative, and our faculty have dual appointments with multiple departments within the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Engineering.
The individual must hold a PhD, MD, DVD or a combination and have expertise in any of the following fields: bioengineering, mechanobiology, cellular and/or molecular physiology, research in Veterinary Medicine or a closely related area.
Applicants must have a record of achievement in one or several areas of musculoskeletal tissue research (muscle, bone, and ligament/tendon) as well as interest in orthopedic therapies and research extending to a cellular level. A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse academic environment is required. The successful candidates should be qualified for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor based on their previous record of external funding and ongoing scholarly productivity. NIH funding or equivalent is highly desirable.
Internal Number: 736667
About University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
University of Iowa Health Care is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center, comprising University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and UI Physicians, the state’s largest multispecialty group practice. Ranked as one of the top health care employers in the U.S. by Forbes, UI Health Care employs nearly 900 physicians and more than 2,500 nurses. UI Hospitals & Clinics is an 811-bed tertiary and quaternary care facility. The Carver College of Medicine is ranked as one of the nation’s best medical schools and offers a full range of residency and fellowship programs. Its thriving research enterprise has received $2 billion in NIH funding over the past decade.