Ophthalmology Research Lab Assistant (50%) | University of Iowa Health Care - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Iowa City, Iowa

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 & Clinicsrecognized as one of the best hospitals in the United Statesis 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


Bachelors 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.

Iowa City, Iowa

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