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Ophthalmology Research Lab Assistant (50%)

Posting ID 129501
Department Ophthalmology & Visual Science/Carver College of Medicine
Jobcode Research Assistant
Working Title Ophthalmology Research Lab Assistant (50%)

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a temporary Research Assistant (PRK1; 50%) who is interested in Ophthalmology to assist in pre-clinical animal model studies. Duties to include:

  • Perform and help design translational research studies using mouse models of human disease.
  • Perform mouse husbandry and general laboratory organization.
  • Perform experiments in mice utilizing electroretinogram, visually guided swim assay, OCT, histology, intraocular injections, and other experiments as needed.
  • May include collecting and analyzing data from human studies including electroretinogram, optical coherence tomography, visual fields and other clinical studies.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

Percent of Time: 50%

Schedule: TBD

Location: UIHC, Iowa City

Rotations: N/A

Salary: $19.10/hr - $28.90/hr

Pay Level: 3A


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Immunology, Human Physiology, or related fields and/or an MD degree.
  • Ability to handle and work with small animals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be proficient with computer software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Excel database software
  • Prior experience in a research or medical setting.


  • Knowledge of medical and genetic terminology.
  • Experience in ophthalmology clinics.
  • Experience or previous course work in the research process, especially in either animal or ophthalmology research.


General supervision is received from the study PI. Immediate supervision is received from Post-doctoral fellow and other laboratory and clinical supervisory personnel.

Phone: 319-356-1985
Application Instructions Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must e-mail a current CV, desirable cover letter and (3) references that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position to Arlene Drack, MD at

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on date of closing.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.
Ad Start Date 08/08/2022
Ad End Date 12/31/2022

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