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Research Assistant

Posting ID 114396
Department Internal Medicine/Carver College of Medicine
Jobcode Research Assistant
Working Title Research Assistant

University of Iowa Health Care – Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Nephrology

Full time. Minimum hourly rate is $18.84 an hour.


Provide support for research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties in a research laboratory that studies renal diseases. Key areas of responsibilities include maintaining animal colony and genotyping, conducting research activities/experiments, collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing reports, administrative and project management, facilities and equipment management.


A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Experience with mouse colony set up and maintenance including inbreeding and genotyping is required.

Experience performing DNA, RNA, and protein preparation and purification is required.

Experience performing cell and tissue cultures is required.

Experience creating and maintaining lab databases is required.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.

Experience performing qPCR, qRT-PCR, mRNA isolation, northern blots, cDNA synthesis, immunoblots, immunohistochemistry, etc., is highly desirable.

Experience with ordering lab supplies, maintaining EHS and IACUC compliance is highly desirable.

Experience in operating, troubleshooting, cleaning and maintaining laboratory equipment is highly desirable.

Experience compiling data, performing data analyses and writing summary reports is highly desirable.

Experience working in an academic research institution environment is highly desirable.

Contact JIAN XIE
Phone: (319) 335-0196
Application Instructions email with your resume, cover letter and three references.
Ad Start Date 09/13/2018
Ad End Date 09/27/2018