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The University of Iowa’s Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program (FRRBP) invites applications from highly-motivated, recent PHD graduates who have a background in free radical, radiation, and/or cancer biology to apply for our upcoming openings on our highly successful and long running NIH National Cancer Institute T32. As the only free radical and radiation biology PhD granting training program in the world, we are at the forefront of redox biology, free radical biology, radiation biology, and cancer research. The FRRBP is a division of the Department of Radiation Oncology and is part of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Carver College of Medicine. It is the only PhD granting program at the University of Iowa that is located in a clinical department. Since the Department of Radiation Oncology currently treats more than 1,500 cancer patients a year, this allows our trainees to have unique training opportunities for basic science that rapidly moves into translational research.

Directed by Dr. Douglas R. Spitz, the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program has a dynamic mentoring program with highly committed faculty mentors. Our award winning and internationally recognized faculty are a very diverse group of basic scientists, clinician/physician scientists, and science educators who are focused on the disciplines of redox cancer biology, metabolism in cancer therapy responses, imaging of redox biochemistry, normal tissue injury in cancer biology, as well as redox regulation of the cell cycle, radiation biology, genetic and epigenetic regulation of cancer biology, and redox regulation of cancer therapy responses. The goal of the mentors is to train our postdoctoral fellows in free radical and radiation biology relevant research with strong cancer relevance. The emphasis of all training will be the role of free radical and radiation biology in cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. The specialized, hands on training will lead to a successful career in cancer-related fields within biomedical research and education.

 Trainee Commitment: Postdoctoral Fellows must dedicate at least 40 hours per week (full-time effort) to the training program. These fellowship appointments are 12 month appointments; however appointments may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance. Trainees are expected to take on a leadership/mentorship role in the laboratory for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Applicants should attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of their research program, and current contact information for 3 potential references.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and will remain open until the positions are filled. The earliest date these positions are expected to start will be January 1, 2018 and no later than June 1, 2018.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Douglas R. Spitz, Professor and Director of the Free Radical and Radiation Biology Program at douglas-spitz@uiowa.edu.