UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH ASSISTANT in IOWA CITY, Iowa

RESEARCH ASSISTANTRequisition # 72668Position BasicsWorking TitleRESEARCH ASSISTANT - PSYCHIATRYAdvertising Ends on:Monday, April 30th, 2018Advertising Started on:Monday, April 16th, 2018Organization:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:PsychiatrySalarySalary:$37,313.00 - $42,000.00Pay Grade:3AJob DetailsPercent Time:100%Type of PositionSpecified Term: A staff member may be appointed to term status for a specific term not to exceed three years in order to accomplish a specific purpose or when the duration of funding is limited or unknown.Duties:RESEARCH ASSISTANT - DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRYJOB DUTIESThis Research Assistant will conduct behavioral studies on the issue of timing in cerebellar prefrontal brain circuits and its relationship to Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia. This will include studies aimed at modulating these circuits using brain stimulation approaches.CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESPerform research activities in a specialized area. Research literature as requested. Critically review literature for the purposes of furthering the research and developing new hypotheses in conjunction with the principal investigator. Make lab recommendations based on research outcomes.Perform basic and complex procedures and techniques as outlined in research protocol, assure fidelity to protocols, may propose modifications to protocols and/or assist in the design of experiment protocols. Test and evaluate current procedures. Design portions of experimental plan. Apply new methods/theories. Present results/findings at lab and departmental; may present at local and national meetings. Submit publications.Use Microsoft Excel and MATLAB to analyze data. Assist in the design of manuals, questionnaires, and forms. Assist in preparing publications and presentations. Contribute to the technical writing of papers, manuscripts, and published materials.Coordinate and manage equipment and facilities. Monitor environmental risks and quality control. Test new equipment and troubleshoot and resolve complex equipment failures and repairs.Provide training on basic lab techniques and protocols. Provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved. May participate in hiring staff and managing the performance of staff to assure staff is compliant with UI policies and procedures.Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team to assure quality assured data acquisitions and smooth study operations.Perform complex procedures and techniques as outlined in research protocol, assure fidelity to protocols, may propose modifications to protocols.Education Required:Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience in the conduct of behavioral sciences research.Experience Required:Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Minimum one year experience working with animals in neuroscience research experience with stereotactic surgery.An understanding of cerebellar anatomy and techniques in immunohistochemistyExperience with genotypingDemonstrated attention to detail and a high level of organizational skillsDemonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office productsDesirable Qualifications:Highly Desired Qualifications:Experience collaborating with outside agencies.Experience with IACUC policies.Experience with MATLABOnline Application OptionsApplication Type:This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.References:References must be filled out online during the application process, however, only professional references will be allowed.Number of References: 3To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact InformationAttention: Your resume should n