Postdoctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Molecular Otolaryngology and Renal Research Laboratories (MORL) at the University of Iowa.  The MORL research program in hearing research is focused on deciphering the genetic mechanisms underlying hearing disorders and developing new therapies for hearing loss.

We employ a multidisciplinary approach that includes next-generation-sequencing technologies (whole exome sequencing, RNA-seq and ChIP-seq), transgenic and knockout mice, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology, molecular and biochemical assays and micro-RNA-based gene therapy.  For more information about the laboratory, please visit:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, experience in molecular biology and genetics, and a committed desire to learn and apply cutting-edge technologies to hearing research.  Special attention will be given to applicants with experience in mice models for deafness and/or gene therapy.  Preferred candidates are highly motivated, independent, with excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.  The candidate will join an exciting research environment with state-of-the-art facilities.  The position offers exceptional training in the genetics of neurosensory disorders and molecular therapeutics.

Please send a CV, including a summary of research experience and interests, as well as contact information for three references to Richard Smith, MD.

Graduate Student Program

Graduate students can enter the MORL through the Biosciences Program, the Interdepartmental Genetics PhD Program, the Medical Scientist Training Program or the Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Program.

Summer Research Opportunities

Summer research opportunities are available for medical students and undergraduates. If interested, contact Richard Smith, MD.