Research Assistant (Kuehn Lab) - Ophthalmology at University of Iowa

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Job Description:

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Dr. Markus Kuehn lab is seeking a 100% Research Assistant. The Research Assistant participates in a study investigating the role of the systemic immune system in degenerative ocular and CNS diseases. The position requires substantial experience in cell culture, mouse handling, molecular biology techniques, and immunohistochemistry. Key position duties include:

  • Perform experiments on mouse vision including induction of elevated intraocular pressure.
  • Perform a variety of molecular biology techniques, including DNA and RNA isolation and Q-PCR.
  • Perform histochemical and immunohistochemical evaluation of ocular tissue.
  • Maintain primary cell cultures.
  • Maintain daily records of procedures carried out.
  • Supervise student workers
  • Assist in maintaining inventory of chemicals and reagents
  • Contribute directly to maintaining a neat and orderly laboratory environment.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is 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: 100%

Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00a-5:00p

Location: UIHC, Iowa City

Rotations: N/A

Salary: $39,732 - $60,121

Pay Level: 3A

Position Type: Specified Term. Initial appointment is for one year. Appointment may be extended based on performance and availability of funding.

  • Bachelor's degree in the life sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years experience working in a laboratory
  • Experience with handling rodents and colony maintenance
  • Experience with histology and immunohistochemistry
  • Expertise with PCR and real time PCR techniques
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with ocular research
  • Background in Immunology
  • Experience with genotyping
  • Experience with ELISA assays
  • Experience with FACS
Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload
current CV, desirable cover letter and (3) references (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

If you have any questions, please contact Markus Kuehn, PhD at 319-335-9565 or

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on date of closing.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Research Assistant
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 3A
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 39,732.00
  • Starting Salary Maximum: 60,121.00
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Markus Kuehn, PhD
  • Contact Email:

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