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RESEARCH ASSISTANT

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City

Job Description

Provide support for research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing results and performing operational duties associated with the bench laboratory, animal and human research. Research addresses the pathogenesis of leishmaniasis, a human parasitic disease, and other infectious diseases of humans. Responsibilities require knowledge of immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases, and working knowledge of animal models and human immune elements. Key areas of responsibilities include conducting research activities/experiments relevant to immunology and immune gene expression, collecting, analyzing and summarizing data, preparing reports, contributing to manuscripts/publications, administrative and project management, facilities and equipment management, and supervision/staffing.

Qualifications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Proficient in FloJo, statistical analyses and Microsoft Word is required.

Experience with immunology techniques including murine infection models, harvesting cells from different murine tissues, and in vitro studies of innate and adaptive immune cell function is required.

Experience with molecular biology, including cloning and studies of gene expression is required.

Experience with analytic methods for qPCR analyses and statistical evaluation of results is required.

Experience with flow cytometry, inflammation and migration of cells is required.

Experience with leishmaniasis and in vitro and in vivo in mouse models is required.

Salary

$37,313.00 to Commensurate

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