University of Iowa Health Care Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases is seeking a Research Assistant to provide support for research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with the laboratory research. 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.
Experiments, Investigations, Evaluations:
Read and understand protocols.
Arrange and plan daily activities to prepare for research 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; pay present results at team meetings.
Collect, Analyze and Summarize Data; Prepare Reports; Contribute to Manuscripts, Publications:
Collect and track, perform data entry for reports and maintain records of methods used.
Prepare materials for reports.
As skills develop, analyze data.
Prepare bibliographies and abstracts for publications.
May present results/finding at team and departmental meetings.
Administrative and Project Management:
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 employees to assure outcomes are achieved.
Percent of Time: 100%
Salary: $38,439- Commensurate
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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A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Proficiency in culturing primary mammalian cells is required.
Excellent skills in working with RNA and making cDNA libraries for high-throughput sequencing are required.
Mastery of skills for making, mutagenizing, and analyzing recombinant DNA vectors is required.
Knowledge about viral vectors 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 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: 20001877_1584624852
About University of Iowa
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.