A research intern is needed to conduct cutting-edge research focused on the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer. The candidate will assist in performing experiments in cultured cells and mice using molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques. This position is designed for individuals who:
Seek training, experience, and mentoring in a research setting
Plan to pursue a graduate or professional degree in science, medicine or a related field and
Have US citizenship or permanent residency
See Post-Baccalaureate Research Internship website: http://research.uiowa.edu/students/post-baccalaureate-research-internship
Maintain colonies of genetically modified mice: breeding, weaning and genotyping of the mice as well as maintaining electronic records of the colonies.
Perform laboratory maintenance and preparation of stock solutions.
Perform experiments using cell and molecular methodologies in mice, mouse tissues and cell cultures.
Maintain laboratory and experimental records.
Perform molecular cloning and generate adenovirus and lentivirus expressing various proteins and RNAi.
Assist postdoctoral fellows in maintaining mouse colonies and performing genotyping and experiments.
Keep detailed written and organized records of experimental design, protocols, computer data analysis and raw data.
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.