Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
University of Iowa Health Care Department of Otolaryngology is seeking a Research Assistant to provide support for hearing loss and renal research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with the laboratory (bench and field), animal or human research. Research in the natural, health, physical and social sciences is included in this job family. Key areas of responsibilities include conducting research activities/experiments, collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing reports, contributing to manuscripts/publications, administrative and project management, facilities and equipment management, and supervision/staffing. Duties to include:
Perform research activities based upon protocols developed by other research staff or principal investigator of the research project.
Read and review articles as directed.
As individual skills develop, analyze literature to develop hypothesis for discussion with other researchers or principal investigator.
Read and understand protocols.
Arrange and plan daily activities to prepare for experimental protocols.
Set up and operate research materials or equipment.
Perform procedures assuring fidelity to protocols.
Adhere to safety and compliance guidelines.
Collect, record and consolidate data as directed by the Principal Investigator.
Track progress of research activities.
Adhere to Quality Assurance protocols to maintain validity and integrity of research data.
As individual skills develop: troubleshoot, analyze and propose modifications to protocols; perform complex techniques per protocol; test and evaluate current procedures; develop and implement procedures for monitoring data integrity; may present results at team meetings.
Maintain animal colonies (including weaning and removing cages).
Perform tail clips, DNA extraction and genotyping.
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including paid vacation and paid sick leave. Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at: https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/fpsm.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Experience with PCR and DNA extraction techniques is required.
Experience with mouse animal husbandry or surgical technique is required.
Experience with microscopy, including dissecting or compound light microscopes is highly desired.
Prior experience with animal surgical techniques is desirable.
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter and 3
references that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
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.
Internal Number: 21001377_1612904548
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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.