Asst Research Scientist - Microbiology at University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Pay Grade: 5A -

Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in virology, immunology, molecular biology or related field
  • A minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral research experience in advanced studies of virology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or immunology
  • Progressively responsible independent research experience in virology, immunology, and molecular biology
  • Extensive proficiency with each of the following:
    • Molecular biology, including PCR, cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, and advanced techniques to evaluate gene expression of HIV-1 infected immune cells
    • Virological assays including viral infection assays, generating and titrating viral stocks
    • Western blotting
    • Flow cytometry and immunostaining
  • Working experience with each of the following:
    • Isolation of primary CD4 T-cells or CD14 monocytes from the blood cells
    • Cell culture (cell lines and primary cells)
    • Retroviral transduction and lentiviral infection
    • Immunofluorescence or confocal microscopy

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Working experience with each of the following:
    • Experience in basic HIV research
    • Recombinant protein purification
  • Working experience with big data sets generated during the course of virology and immunology experiments
    • Basic bioinformatics including the use of online database and resources
    • Analysis of RNAseq data
    • RNA biology

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume or CV (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Asst Research Scientist/Engin
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Pay Level: 5A
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Anne Phillips
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