This position is aimed at conducting neuroscience research in a multidisciplinary lab environment. The work makes use of preclinical rodent models of brain disorders such as depression and migraine and seeks to dissect mechanisms across circuit, cellular, and molecular levels in an effort to identify better therapeutics for these disorders.
Duties include: Performing histology and microscopy; assisting with building of specialized electrodes and assisting with rodent surgical procedures; lab managerial tasks such as upkeep of lab supplies, animal inventory and compliance with safety regulations; assisting with experimental design and laboratory organizational systems; keeping detailed written and organized records of experimental design, protocols, computer data analysis; and maintaining laboratory and experimental records.
Can also become involved in in vivo electrophysiology, behavioral experiments, optogenetics, and/or single cell gene expression studies if sufficiently motivated.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.