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Student Lab Assistant/Eye Call Technician

Posting ID 129384
Department Inst for Vision Research/Carver College of Medicine
Jobcode Gen Sci Lab
Working Title Student Lab Assistant/Eye Call Technician

Job Title: Student Lab Assistant/Eye Call Technician

Job Type: On Campus Student Employment

Employment Type: Part-Time

Duration: Permanent

Is this a Work Study Job? No

Job Description: Position is divided between daily hours in the laboratory and on call hours on nights and weekends (See Work Schedule section below for details). The bulk of the work in Fall 2022 will be on call with opportunity for more daily work ability in Spring 2023 semester and beyond.

Eye Call (on call) tasks include responding immediately to calls for human donor eye processing from the Iowa Lions Eye Bank, driving to the Iowa Lions Eye Bank or to the UIHC to retrieve donor ocular tissue, and processing donor tissue in the laboratory according to precise protocols in a timely fashion.

Tasks for daily hours include general laboratory upkeep including washing dishes, removing full biohazard bins, inventorying supplies, retrieving supplies, etc.; and potentially sectioning, staining, imaging, and analyzing animal and human donor tissue based on ability.

Work Schedule

Position consists of daily hours and on call hours. On call hours are weekday evenings (5pm - 7am following day) and weekend days (7am Saturday - 7am Sunday; 7am Sunday - 7am Monday) and are coordinated and divided with two other student technicians to cover all on call hours every day (including university holidays). For daily hours (available in Spring 2023 semester) we are willing to work around class schedule but prefer availability with 2-4 hours of open time on days class schedule allows between 8am and 5pm.

Additional Qualifications

Interest in biological and medical sciences. Must have access to dependable personal transportation because response to pages must be immediate while on call.  It is essential the applicant be flexible, detail orientated, very reliable, and able to work independently.  No previous lab experience needed, will train.  Basic Biological Safety (W004BO) and/or Lab Chemical Safety (W008CM) training is a positive.

Approximate Salary: $14.00 per Hour

Job Location: Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Required Documents: Resume, Transcript, and Fall 2022 Semester Class Schedule

School Years: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

Major Categories: Engineering: Biomedical; Health Professions: Medicine, Optometry; Life Science: Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics

Phone: 319-335-9955
Application Instructions Please send required documents (resume, transcript, and 2023 semester class schedule) to
Ad Start Date 08/01/2022
Ad End Date 12/31/2022

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