Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
University of Iowa Health Care Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is seeking a Research Specialist to provide support for research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with associated with the study of physiologic and pathophysiologic role of interstitial cells in gastrointestinal motility and the study of physiologic and pathophysiologic role of subepithelial PDGFRα+ cells in gastrointestinal mucosal homeostasis.. 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:
Coordinate the study of physiologic and pathophysiologic role of interstitial cells in gastrointestinal motility and the study of physiologic and pathophysiologic role of subepithelial PDGFRα+ cells in gastrointestinal mucosal homeostasis
Function as a specialist/technical expert in a specific discipline(s).
Investigate and perform critical analysis of current literature to develop novel approaches in conjunction with the principal investigator.
Conduct complex experiments in specialized research discipline.
Present results/findings at lab, departmental, local and national meetings.
Develop, troubleshoot and formulate protocols and hypotheses in a specialized field/discipline.
Develop and implement research plan in collaboration with PI.
Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts, Publications:
Contribute at a high level to the lab/research project as evidenced by documented recognition in publications as an author or for technical assistance.
May independently write papers, manuscripts and publish.
Develop new methodology and techniques related to the area of research.
Perform complex statistical analysis of data using advanced statistical methods and tools.
Administrative and Project Management:
Oversee many of the administrative functions, including but not limited to writing and amending protocols, making decisions regarding the acquisition of equipment and supplies, being responsible for the safety program, and managing staff.
Facilities and Equipment Management:
Determine needs of the lab and/or facilities.
Gather and determine specifications for highly specialized equipment and procure lab equipment.
Provide training on basic lab techniques and protocols.
Provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.
May participate in hiring staff and managing the performance of staff to assure staff is compliant with UI policies and procedures.
Percent of Time: 100%
Salary: $ $51,012- Commensurate
Regular specified term 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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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 Master's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Experience with western blot, ELISA, RT PCT, Quantitative PCR and cell culture is required.
Knowledge of Molecular Biology and Molecular Biological Experiments is required.
Experience with the design of primers for PCR is required.
3 years of related experience is required.
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 position.
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: 21002528_1621267389
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