Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Office of the Vice President for Research
CENTER FOR BIOCATALYSIS AND BIOPROCESSING
Classification: Research Assistant Job Code: PRK1 Pay Grade: 3A
Type of Position: Regular Percent Time: 100% Location: Coralville Driver's License Required: No
Research Assistant The Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Unit (CBB) at the University of Iowa is seeking a Research Assistant to provide support for research by conducting experiments, investigations, evaluations, and laboratory maintenance and management. The CBB welcomes the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace. Reporting to the Technical Director of CBB, the Research Assistant will work with fermentation, downstream processing, and growth and handling of cultures.
About the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Biotechnology is a movement many believe will mark one of the first and most dramatic innovations of the 21st Century. For more than twenty years, CBB has been combining first-class scientific faculty with cutting-edge facilities to reshape and define new technologies for chemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional and agrochemical industries. In 1995, we opened our new laboratory at The University of Iowa Research Park (previously called Oakdale Research Park) North of the University of Iowa, where our multidisciplinary faculty has continued to dedicate themselves to education, research, and technology transfer related to biocatalysis and bioprocessing. We are proud that in the past two decades our scientists have routinely made significant contributions to the advancement of science while working with industrial, governmental, and academic clients. We also have continued to work to bring life science-based companies to Iowa.
Today, the CBB consists of a growing number of more than 50 faculty members and more than 300 researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral scientists, technicians, and visiting faculty and industrial scientists. Our faculty members come from ten different departments, and we are home to more than 20 predoctoral fellows. Our principal areas of study include biocatalyst fundamental properties, bioremediation, bioprocessing, new biocatalyst discovery, novel biocatalyst applications, biosensing technology, and reactive agent development.
Regular salaried position located in Coralville, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Education or Equivalency Required Professional and scientific personnel require a Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology, Biochemical Engineering, or an Associate of applied science degree in biotechnology or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
12-months of experience in laboratory work with fermentation, downstream processing, and growth and handling of cultures. Experience may result from previous employment in relevant industries or equivalent combinations of education and experience.
Experience in participating directly in the operation and maintenance of facilities and equipment.
Experience with upstream or downstream fermentation processes under cGMP conditions.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
For a complete listing of job requirements, see posting 19002117 at jobs.uiowa.edu
Internal Number: 19002117_1554734045
About University of Iowa
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.