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 in the tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor 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.
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.