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Requisition # 170

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, September 15th, 2017
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Anatomy & Cell Biology


Salary:$29,100.00 - $31,200.00

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

The position is in a well-established laboratory investigating the pathophysiology of lung disease in Cystic Fibrosis and testing new therapies in animal models.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Assistance conducting surgical and nonsurgical procedures on animals (specifically ferret);

  • Performing lung imaging and lung function test in animals;

  • Sample collection from live animals including bronchoscopy and bleeding;

  • Processing of tissue samples, immunolabeling of tissues and analysis by confocal microscopy;

  • Maintaining a well annotated database of samples.

This Post-Baccalaureate Research Internship is designed for individuals who are seeking training, experience, and mentoring in a research setting and who plan to pursue an advanced graduate or degree in science (e.g. PhD, MD, DDS, etc). You must have US citizenship or permanent residency to apply. More information on the Research Internship program can be found here:

The ideal candidate will be able to conduct him/herself in the above matters and easily grow to take on additional responsibilities in an organized fashion. Creativity and interest in the topic matter is prized and encouraged, there is room to grow once the baseline responsibilities are fulfilled.

Education Requirement:

A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or similar is required.

Required Qualifications:

Required qualifications include: experience in biological sciences (course and laboratory work), knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and etiquette, strong interpersonal skills and work ethic are necessary.

Desirable Qualifications:

Highly desired qualifications include previous independent research experience (especially at UIowa) in the above techniques and excellent written/verbal skills. Also desired is experience working with experimental animals larger than the laboratory mouse, such as rat or ferret, etc.

Online Application Required Documents

Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Mary M Beckler -
Cmed-Anatomy & Cell Biology
1-100A BSB
Phone: 319-335-7755

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