Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Carver College of Medicine Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology is seeking a Research Assistant to execute planned research activities using observation, measurement and analytical techniques. Perform animal experimentation and assist in animal care functions of research animals following facility standard operating procedures of transgenic, multi-line mouse colonies.
Duties to include:
Conduct metabolic, cardiovascular, and neurophysiological experiments on animals (rodents) involving vascular cannulation and blood pressure recording, nerve activity recordings, metabolic cages etc
Work closely with the OAR facility and veterinarian staff to address concerns of animal care. Serve as liaison between the lab and OAR and IACUC
Order and maintain records of drugs/chemical agents and other supplies
Maintain, conduct, and document laboratory equipment inventories according to university policy and under the direction of the designated department administrator
Manage the talents, strengths and behaviors of each individual in a diverse work group, while providing each member including students and postdoctoral fellows with the opportunity to contribute to the goals of the unit. Work to assure that all employees are respected and treated consistent with University policies in regard to equal employment opportunity and diversity
Coordinate the analysis of research findings and prepares detailed summaries for submission to lab members, collaborators, sponsoring agencies etc
Our mission is to inspire and educate world class health care providers and scientists for the people of Iowa and our global community. Researchers in the College's over 280 laboratories are served by state-of-the-art core research facilities and research support facilities. Much of the research conducted is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated through major research centers, institutes and programs. Many faculty members are internationally renowned for their research. Two faculty members are Howard Hughes Institute Investigators, 12 are members of the Institute of Medicine and two are members of the National Academy of Sciences.
Percent of Time: 100%
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position: Specified Term/One Year
Pay Grade: 3A
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
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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A Bachelor's degree in a biomedical related field, animal science, veterinary technology or other related science program or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience in an animal caretaking or research laboratory environment
Experience with surgical procedures in mice particularly vascular cannulation and/or brain site specific injections
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills
Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Familiar with procedures and regulations related to animal care
Ability to work independently while being accountable and efficient with time management
Previous experience with rodent colony management and caretaking
IACUC knowledge and familiarity with up to date compliance rules and regulations
Application Process:In order to be considered, applicants must upload a CV or resume (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
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: 21001435_1619764812
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