UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEARCH INTERN in IOWA CITY, Iowa

RESEARCH INTERNRequisition # 182Position BasicsAdvertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is FilledAdvertising Started on:Friday, February 9th, 2018College:Carver College of MedicineDepartment:AnesthesiaSalarySalary:$29,100.00 to CommensuratePosition DetailsFull/Part Time Status:Full TimePercent Time:100%Position Description:This position will investigate the mechanisms by which chronic nicotine (smoking; e-vaping) exacerbates pain and how pain in turn can exacerbate the actions of nicotine. It affords an opportunity to tackle a timely research problem using an array of experimental approaches.Duties include: Assessment of the effect of inhaled nicotine on pain behaviors in rats, conducting autoradiography of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (radioligand binding) on slices of brain tissue, performing husbandry and monitoring inhalation chambers, keeping detailed written and organized records of experimental design, protocols, computer data analysis and raw data; ordering supplies, and maintaining laboratory and experimental records.Education Requirement:Requires a Bachelor's degree in a biomedical related science or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience in a neuroscience related field.Required Qualifications:Familiarity with basic laboratory methods including preparation of solutions, use of analytical balances, and prior experience handling rats or mice. Strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, and good verbal communication skills.U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is requiredCertifications:N/ADesirable Qualifications:Prior experience conducting pharmacological or physiological research in conscious rats or mice is desired. Experience using a cryostat or microtome is a plus.Online Application Required DocumentsResumeName and Contact Information of ReferencesLetter of InterestNumber of References: 3To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.Contact InformationContact:James A Lane - james-lane@uiowa.eduCmed-AnesthesiaColloton Pavilion160 Hawkins Drive8475 JCPIowa City, IA 52242Phone: 319-384-8074Department URL: https://medicine.uiowa.edu/anesthesia/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, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. 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 Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 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.The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment or in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. 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.