Anesthesia Asst Research Scientist

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Healthcare / Scientific

Job Reference #: 18001051

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Anesthesia currently has an opening for one full-time (100%) Assistant Research Scientist (PRJ1) for a three year term. The Assistant Research Scientist will, in an advanced research setting, perform pain and acupuncture studies. Projects will involve exploring the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia. The overall goal of research will be to examine how acute pain, chronic pain and inflammation are regulated by acupuncture treatment.

Job duties include:
  • Design and initiate technical experiments with oversight by principal investigator
  • Work independently and as a member of a team to execute experimental protocols
  • Develop hypotheses to be tested
  • Collect and analyze complex data
  • Prepare and submit manuscripts for publication
  • Contribute to submission of grants through authorship and provision of preliminary data
  • Oversee laboratory operations as needed
  • Supervise medical students and/or technicians regarding laboratory and experiment procedures
Please attach a resume and brief cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. William Xu (william-).
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Education Requirement:
  • Requires a Ph. D. in a field that involves neurophysiology training
Experience Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design, execute and interpret experiments.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply electrophysiology and molecular biology knowledge and skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong publication and presentation record.
  • 3-5 years' experience conducting research investigating the neurobiology of pain in laboratory rodents using molecular, behavioral and electrophysiological methods.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience with applied acupuncture
  • 10 years' experience conducting research investigating the neurobiology of pain in laboratory rodents using molecular, behavioral and electrophysiological methods
  • Supervisory experience

Job ID: 66241

Posted 16 days ago

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