Postbac Research Intern Position

Posted by , on 14 July 2021

The Tootle lab (, at the University of Iowa, is looking for a Laboratory Research Intern to assist with studies focused on uncovering the roles of nuclear actin during development. The duties for this Laboratory Research Internship position include basic genetic, molecular, and cell biology protocols involving Drosophila genetic manipulation, recombinant DNA and cloning, and Western blotting. This research project will also involve immunofluorescence on tissue samples and confocal microscopy. Candidates will also be asked to assist in experiments generating transgenic Drosophila lines. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal communication skills and will receive relevant on-site training but will be expected to work independently. Other duties include lab maintenance, cleaning and organization.

This Post-Baccalaureate Research Internship is designed for individuals who are seeking training, experience, and mentoring in a research setting and who plan to pursue a graduate or degree in science. More information on the Research Internship program can be found here:

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Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s of Science degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or similar is required

Required qualifications: Laboratory and coursework experience in molecular or cell biology and basic laboratory techniques.  Strong interpersonal skills along with a strong work ethic are required. Excellent organization, written and verbal skills are also required.

Desired qualifications: Previous independent research experience using Drosophila as a model system. 

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, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

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