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This research assistant will assist with animal care for disease models involving both day and night work. Animal care involves close monitoring, feeding, implementation of a clinical plan, and assisting in reproductive technologies. Performing select bioassays are required for the care of diseased animals. Requires an academic knowledge of animal husbandry plus the ability to translate, adapt, and apply the knowledge that is generally associated with a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and 0-6 months of progressively responsible experience, such that one can perform beginning level research in a natural or health science field or discipline. Requires animal handling and husbandry experience with ferrets and willingness to work at night and take call when animals are sick. Fine motor skills are required for the gavage feeding of newborn ferrets. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Desired previous research experience (0.5 to 2 years) includes: bacterial culture and cell/tissue culture. Highly desirable qualifications include: performing analysis of fecal samples using ELISA; collecting tissue samples from small animals; blood draw and blood transfusion; Islet isolation techniques; oocyte and embryo collection. To apply for this position visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu; requisition #64908. Application deadline is August 21, 2014. 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. Applicants’ credentials are subject to verification.
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