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Research Associate

Posting ID 111171
Department Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center/Carver College of Medicine
Jobcode Research Associate
Working Title Research Associate


Conduct experimental laboratory research work, including testing and evaluating current procedures; andassist in validating experimental test data.


  • Perform research on specified topics, including researching current literature for methods and trends andsubsequent evaluation of those methods.
  • Write research progress reports, including summarizing test results of participating investigators, andassist in the preparation of papers for publication.
  • Execute designated experiments, including the procurement of space, supplies and related equipment.
  • Prepare graphs and other illustrations to facilitate the interpretation of research findings.
  • Maintain knowledge of scientific and health care trends through reading, conferences and seminars.
  • Translate and interpret data and assist in the planning of data presentations.
  • Assist in validating the data obtained from experimental procedures and recommend additional testsand/or modifications.
  • Assist with manuscript publications.
  • Instruct students and others in methods and instrument operation.
  • Respond to requests for technical information from various public and private agencies.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
  • Demonstrate respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one’s duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers.
  • Welcome the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace.
  • Represent the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strives to promote continual process and quality improvement.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in the biological sciences or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience demonstrating progressive responsibility.
  • One to three years of experience in Immunology research.
  • One to three years of experience working with cell lines.
  • One to three years of experience conducting animal experiments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Working knowledge of immunoassays, eg ELISA and ELISPOT.
  • Working Knowledge of flow cytometry.


  • Experience with pre-clinical Cancer Immunology studies.
  • Knowledge of University of Iowa Policies and Procedures.

References and background check required prior to offer being extended.

Phone: 319-353-7898
Application Instructions Send cover letter and resume to
Ad Start Date 12/29/2017
Ad End Date 01/19/2018