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Student Research Assistant - Orthopedics (Histo)

Posting ID 129156
Department Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation/Carver College of Medicine
Jobcode Ac/Sci Res Act
Working Title Student Research Assistant - Orthopedics (Histo)

The University of Iowa Health Care, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation’s Biomechanics Lab is looking for a student research assistant to provide image analysis support for a variety of histology images generated by ongoing internally and extramurally funded research projects.

This position is part time with approximately 20 hours/week. 

Position responsibilities include: 

Perform research activities based upon protocols developed by the principal investigators (PI) of the research project or other department research staff as approved by PI.

Summarize and present data and models to PIs and other members of the research team

Assist with digitization of prepared histological samples

Execute analysis routines in various software packages to support computational mechanical modeling of tissue experiments.

Collect, track, and perform data entry.

Effectively transfer data and specimens to project team members.

Able to organize, execute, and report projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources, to achieve project objectives.


Required Qualifications include:

Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biomedical engineering, another engineering discipline, or a similar STEM field from an accredited institution.

Previous laboratory experience.

Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, organize priorities, and work independently to meet deadlines.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work well within a cohesive team.

Experience using software for image analysis (e.g. Matlab, Image J, ITK, ITK-Snap, Osirix, etc.)

Knowledge of methodologies, tools, and techniques for conducting research, studies, and tests.

Highly Desired Qualifications include:

Evidence of experience analyzing medical (radiographic, fluoroscopic, or CT) images.

Evidence of experience analyzing histological images.

Desired Qualifications include:

Working knowledge of orthopedics and human anatomy.

Knowledge of some medical terminology.

Knowledge of practices, behaviors, applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing proper research conduct; ability to demonstrate ethical and compliant behavior in diverse situations.

This position is only open to undergraduate and graduate students registered at an accredited institution.  This position is open to UIowa students (S140) or non-UIowa students (PZ07) from which one will be hired.   

To apply for the position please send a resume to Kelly Norton, A cover letter is highly encouraged, but not required. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the date the posting closes.

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.

Application Instructions To apply for the position please send a resume to Kelly Norton, A cover letter is highly encouraged, but not required. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the date the posting closes.
Ad Start Date 07/19/2022
Ad End Date 08/31/2022

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