Type of Position: Specified Term (a specific term of appointment that is not to exceed the period designated and is assured of funding only through the date indicated. That period may be up to three years and may be extended only by provision of a specified term reappointment letter.Reappointment to specified term status may not exceed six years.
Drivers License required: No
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Position Summary: Provide support for hearing loss 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.
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.
Recruit, consent and enroll research subjects; perform varied tasks in the research environment (lab, clinic, field, classroom).
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.
Conduct experimental tests and procedures in a research laboratory to evaluate gene expression in single cells of the inner ear.
Perform microdissection and single cell isolation on murine tissue isolated from the inner ear.
Assess hearing loss and its effects in mice through the introduction of sensory stimuli and hearing tests.
Attend and participate at weekly lab meetings to discuss research and comprehensive genetic test results offered by the lab.
Responsible for proper processing, maintenance, and handling of research samples.
Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts, Publications:
Collect, track, and perform data entry for reports.
Prepare materials for reports.
Manage large data sets and maintain highly organized and detailed research records.
As skills develop, analyze data.
Prepare bibliographies and abstracts for publications.
May present results/findings at team and departmental meetings.
Keep detailed and organized records of experimental design, protocols, computer data analysis and raw data.
Administrative and Project Management:
Assist with IRB, ACURF or similar protocol submissions, if applicable.
Track various indicators of project progress and summarize in reports to the research team.
Assist in documenting compliance with safety and regulatory guidelines.
Facilities and Equipment Management:
Assist in the preparation, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory and facility equipment.
Assist with procurement of supplies and materials.
May initiate purchasing requests, monitor accounts/expenditures; reconcile statements.
As skills develop, may train, provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling of students and newer employees.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Experience with mouse animal husbandry or surgical technique is required.
Experience performing complex tasks requiring high levels of manual dexterity and 3-D visualization is required.
Strong interpersonal skills with a strong work ethic and attention to detail are
Experience with microscopy, including dissecting and compound light microscopes is highly desired.
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: 19002176_1554907966
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