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Research Intern

The University of Iowa

Job Description

Research Intern



Full Job Description


Requisition # 578

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:
Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

Advertising Started on:
Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Carver College of Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology


$35,568.00 - $38,058.00

Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:
Full Time

Percent Time:

Position Description:

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is seeking a Research Intern to advance research in a Women’s Health research lab focused on improving the health of mothers and children before, during, and after pregnancy. The ideal candidate will be able to function very independently but also work well as a member of a large team.

Characteristics Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform research activities based upon protocols developed by other research staff or principal investigator of the research project.
  • Read and review articles as directed.
  • Read, understand, and implement protocols.
  • Process and store biological specimens following protocols.
  • Perform lab maintenance tasks including autoclaving, refilling supplies, cleaning glassware, emptying biohazard tubs, etc.
  • Arrange, plan, and execute daily activities to prepare for research protocols.
  • Set up and operate research materials or equipment.
  • Assist with clinical data extraction and organization.
  • Perform procedures assuring fidelity to protocols.
  • Adhere to safety and compliance guidelines.
  • Collect, record and consolidate data as directed by the Principal Investigator.
  • Track progress of research activities.
  • Adhere to Quality Assurance protocols to maintain validity and integrity of research data.
  • Collect and track data, perform data entry for reports and maintain records of methods used.
  • Prepare materials for reports.
  • May present results/findings at team and departmental meetings.

Education Requirement:

Bachelors of Arts or Science Degree

Required Qualifications:
  • Able to use and maintain general lab equipment
  • Able to use Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Training and supervising staff and students
  • Experience working in a clinical or research lab
  • Writing and editing Standard Operating Procedures
  • Skilled in the use of Prism, Endnote, Cytovision, and Adobe software products
  • Experience in Database Management
  • Trained in laboratory safety and procedures, including BSL2, blood borne pathogens, and sterile techniques
  • Skilled in cryopreservation/snap freezing techniques of cells and tissues
  • Skilled in Mammalian and human cell culture- primary and cell lines

Online Application Required Documents

Letter of Interest

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Contact Information

Cassie L Burrill
  • cassie-burrill@uiowa.edu

Pomerantz Family Pavilion
720 Melrose Avenue
31147 PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242

 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, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.

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