Postdoctoral Position: Turtle Functional Genomics, Valenzuela lab (Iowa State University, Ames IA).

Posted 10/4/2021

The aim of this 4yr-NSF-EDGE-funded project is to develop functional genomics tools in turtles (gene-editing, knockdown, and overexpression) using fibroblasts and organoids, for future evo-devo and genome evolution studies.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise on molecular techniques, including cell/tissue culture. Experience with gene-editing, knockdown, and overexpression techniques is a plus. Individuals with experience in any animal system are encouraged to apply.

The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Inquiries can be e-mailed to Nicole Valenzuela (, and should include a CV, brief statement of research/career goals, and names/contact-info of three references.

Application Deadline: Evaluation is ongoing and the position will remain open until filled, such that inquiries after 1 Oct 2021 are still highly encouraged.

Start date is available immediately.

The position is at ISU, a premier land-grant university, in the intellectually vibrant Department of, located in Ames – Iowa (35mi north of Des Moines), a town among the Top 100 Best places to live in the US.

To apply, please submit your materials at

Valenzuela Lab:
EEOB Department:

Last Updated 10/04/2021