Currently, these research positions are all open for application.

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Research Focus - Energy Biology (Sheffield Lab)

Project/Position Details

Have you ever wanted to change the world? Are you interested in conducting and publishing pioneering translational science? If yes to any, read on.

We seek highly motivated candidates to help us investigate the biological effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) using animal models to begin ASAP. We recently discovered that EMFs can be used to treat a variety of common chronic diseases and we are in the process of conducting pre-clinical studies exploring mechanism of action and safety in preparation for clinical trials.

We conduct research at the University and run a University-funded startup (Geminii, Inc.) which serves as our means of translating the science we do. We are a Howard Hughes laboratory located in MERF with funding from NIH, NSF & private foundations.

You will learn a ton & will do good for patients in the process. Contact us if interested =D.

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Qualifications

A background in science or engineering with some statistics knowledge is preferred. Research experience with animals is strongly preferred.

Time Commitment 

10-40 hours per week depending on your schedule.

Compensation

  • Volunteer (Optional 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition)
  • Academic Credit (1-4 credit hour independent study)
  • Pay

Start Date

  • Immediate 
  • Near future
  • Fall semester

Timeline

Ongoing or potential to be continuous position.

How to Apply

 Email calvin-carter@uiowa.edu with your CV/resume pasted as text into the body of the email.


Research Focus - Internal Medicine (Boudreau Lab)

Project/Position Details

The Boudreau Lab is working to discover new genes that regulate healthy heart functions. We are looking for energetic students who are interested in learning advanced techniques to help us with general lab duties.

Responsibilities will include:

  • advanced techniques (cell/tissue culture, transfections, cloning, histology, etc)
  • small animal work (breeding, genotyping, phenotyping, etc)
  • general lab maintenance (washing, stocking, cleaning, ordering, etc)

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Qualifications

Are you worried that you don't have experience? Don't be... if you want to learn how then we will teach you! We do fun science here and we want you to come help us!

Time Commitment 

We are especially interested in hiring student(s) that are interested in working during the summer break. We would expect you to work about 20 hours per week, days and times are flexible. To be most productive here, you will need an uninterrupted block of time about 3 hours each day you work.

Compensation

Pay

Start Date

  • Immediate 
  • Near future

Timeline

Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

Apply By

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

How to apply

If interested, please email Jared McLendon (jared-mclendon@uiowa.edu) or Ryan Boudreau (ryan-boudreau@uiowa.edu) directly and tell us about yourself and why you are interested in doing undergraduate research. Please attach a copy of your resume, including relevant college coursework/experience and Major GPA.


Research Focus - Computational Chemistry (Shepherd Lab)

Project/Position Details

Are you:
• Interested in Physical Chemistry but are worried about your math background?
• Ready to take (or retake) Physical Chemistry II in the Spring semester of next year?
• Interested in undertaking a team-based undergraduate research project in the Fall and Spring of next year?
• Getting C’s or better in your intro Chemistry classes?

We are trying to find ways to convert the excess CO2 in the atmosphere back into liquid fuels using solar energy. To do this, CO2 must bind to an active site on an electrocatalyst to lower the barrier to the reaction, and we are looking for motivated undergraduates to study the properties of synthetically modified carbon electrodes and design new motifs that will bind CO2 more effectively. To do this, we can use computational chemistry to see what’s going on inside of a chemical reaction, and computer simulations allow us to watch molecules as bonds break and form.

This is a two-semester research opportunity running through Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

In the Fall, we will train you in research skills for our group and perform preliminary calculations. In the Spring, you will join the group as you are taking the Physical Chemistry II course in a “Transform Interact Learn Engage” (TILE) classroom and engage in a research project during the same semester. We hope that adding this research component onto a core physical chemistry requirement will make you more successful in your coursework.

You will gain skills in computing, critical thinking, information processing, teamwork, and physical chemistry content knowledge. If you are successful, you will be given the opportunity to present at a local or national conference. If your work contributes to a paper being written by the group you would be listed as a co-author.

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Qualifications

For this project in our group you need to be ready to take or retake PChem 2 in the Spring semester 2020. You will need patience/flexibility to learn/do chemistry using a computer; problem-solving abilities; and the ability to work as part of a small team. Undergraduates of all years are welcome to apply; less experience is anticipated for freshmen/sophomore students who are still welcome to apply.

Time Commitment 

3 hours in a block, over Fall and Spring semesters.

Compensation

  • Academic Credit (1-4 credit hour independent study)
  • Opportunity to advance to a paid position.

Start Date

  • Fall semester
  • Spring semester

Timeline

  • Fall semester only
  • Summer semester only

How to apply

Please email Prof. James Shepherd (james-shepherd@uiowa.edu) and Hayley Petras (hayley-petras@uiowa.edu) directly with what interests you in the description above. We will also need grades from your intro chemistry courses (and any others that you'd like to submit).


Research Focus - Computational Chemistry/Education Research (Shepherd Lab)

Project/Position Details

Every chemistry student at Iowa takes the Principles of Chemistry course and, for many of us who now research chemistry, it was inspiring. We know, though, that not every student has this experience and we want to make things better.

We are seeking a motivated undergraduate (who recently went through a Principles of Chemistry classroom) to help us design new instructional resources to help people see the excitement of chemistry; these will be based on evidence of how students learn, how best to communicate science, and building an inclusive classroom learning community.

Specifically, we want to:
1) Develop activities that guide students through the learning objectives with authentic, real world applications;
2) Introduce students to our area of research, computational chemistry, by including examples in informatics and data science.

By studying and evaluating our classrooms in the coming year, the successful applicant will also generate publishable research data, as well as skills relevant to graduate school in STEM/chemistry.
A student who remains in our group for longer than a semester will also have the option to work on a research project related to our computational chemistry research, either CO2-to-fuel conversion or solar cell design.

You will gain skills in computing, critical thinking, information processing, teamwork, and physical chemistry content knowledge. If you are successful, you will be given the opportunity to present at a local or national conference. If your work contributes to a paper being written by the group you would be listed as a co-author.

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Qualifications

For this project in our group you need to have recently taken Principles of Chemistry I and/or II and earned a 3.0 GPA or higher. You must be interested in continuing studying chemistry in whatever context. You will need patience/flexibility to work with data/informatics; problem-solving abilities; and the ability to work as part of a small team. Excel or python experience is useful. Candidates should be in good academic standing. Undergraduates of all years are welcome to apply; less experience is anticipated for freshmen/sophomore students who are still welcome to apply.

Time Commitment 

 3 hours per week (and up to 6 on request)

Compensation

  • Volunteer (Optional 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition)
  • Academic Credit (1-4 credit hour independent study)
  • Opportunity to advance to a paid position.

Start Date

  • Immediate
  • Near future
  • Summer semester

Timeline

  • Fall semester only
  • Summer semester only
  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

How to apply

Please email Prof. James Shepherd (james-shepherd@uiowa.edu) and Tina Mihm (tina-mihm@uiowa.edu) directly with what interests you in the description above. We will also need information on when you took Principles I and/or II and what your grade was.


Research Focus - Program Era Project (Glass Group)

Project/Position Details

The Program Era Project documents the aesthetic and cultural influence of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop by employing data visualization software to track connections between Workshop-affiliated writers and follow their migration into prominent positions at other creative writing programs. Along with these network visualization efforts, Program Era catalogs the history of creative writing at the University of Iowa, tracking trends and demographic shifts as well as employing computer-assisted quantitative analysis methods to compare the styles of Workshop-affiliated writers.

Student will help to maintain and expand our current database, as well as assisting in building a new database for the Stanford Stegner Fellows Program. Student will also help maintain the corpus we currently have in a data capsule through the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) as well as to build a new one for the Stegner Program.

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Qualifications

Familiarity with database technology and good attention to detail. Programming skills (in Python or R) would be useful but are not necessary. Interest in creative writing history and pedagogy.

Time Commitment 

10 hours per week

Compensation

Pay

Start Date

Fall Semester

Timeline

Ongoing or potential to be continuous position.

Apply By

Saturday, June 1, 2019

How to apply

Contact me by email (loren-glass@uiowa.edu).


Research Focus - Internal Medicine (Irani Lab)

Project/Position Details

The Irani lab broadly studies molecular mechanisms regulating vascular function in health and disease. We are currently examining the role of dynamic protein lysine acetylation in the regulation of vascular endothelial function, and how microRNAs expressed in the vascular wall protect against or promote vascular disease. We are working toward identifying novel mechanisms that contribute to vascular health and disease in response to changes in the gut microbiome. We are also collaboratively looking at the role protein lysine acetylation plays in governance of cardiac electrical activity. Finally, we are interested in identifying vasospecific factors that are players in whole body energy utilization and metabolism.

We are looking for motivated students who are passionate about science to support a project on microRNAs and cardiovascular diseases. The selected student will help in performing experiments involving cell culture, molecular biology (Western blotting, DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR) and histology (tissue processing, sectioning, staining and imaging) and help maintain an animal work (genotyping, tissues harvest, vascular reactivity). Detailed training and supervision will be provided.

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Qualifications

  • Must have the motivation to learn and perform research in biomedical research laboratory
  • Have an interest in molecular mechanism regulating vascular function and diseases
  • Prior experience in research is preferred but not mandatory
  • Be willing to work during the summer break

Time Commitment 

Student should be able to commit at least 10 hours per week.

Compensation

  • Volunteer (Optional 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition)
  • Academic Credit (1-4 credit hour independent study)

Start Date

  • Immediate
  • Near future
  • Summer semster

Timeline

  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position.

How to apply

Please send an email, including your CV and a brief statement describing your interest in this position to Modar Kassan at modar-kassan@uiowa.edu.


Research Focus - Internal Medicine (Grumbach Lab)

Project/Position Details

 ​​​​​Grumbach Lab is interested in signaling regulators that integrate increased Calcium- signaling and reactive oxygen species-dependent signaling. In this context, the main research themes are:

1. Mechanisms of endothelial damage by chemo- and radiation therapy
2. Impact of mitochondria in smooth muscle cells on vascular wall remodeling after injury
3. Mitochondrial smooth muscle cell biology in type 2 diabetes
4. Mitochondrial Ca2+ handling in hypertension

We are looking for a motivated and reliable student to support a project on cancer therapy-induced side effects on blood vessels. The individual will support an experienced research scientist and perform experiments involving cell culture, molecular biology (Western blotting, DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR, mitochondrial function assessment) and histology (tissue processing, sectioning, staining and imaging) and help maintain an animal work (genotyping, tissues harvest, vascular reactivity). Detailed training and supervision will be provided.

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Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Must have the motivation to learn and perform research in biomedical research laboratory
  • Have an interest in mitochondrial and vascular biology
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Prior experience in research is preferred but not mandatory
  • Be willing to work during the summer break

Time Commitment 

Student should be able to commit at least 10 hours per week.

Compensation

  • Volunteer (Optional 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition)
  • Academic Credit (1-4 credit hour independent study)

Start Date

  • Near future
  • Summer semester

Timeline

  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position.

How to apply

 Please send an email, including your CV and a brief statement describing your interest in this position to Karima Ait-Aissa at karima-ait-aissa@uiowa.com

 


Research Focus - Pharmacology (Chen Lab)

Project/Position Details

The Chen lab studies molecular mechanisms of cancer development and progression, with a particular focus on breast and prostate cancer.
Maintain cell culture and perform experiments on cultured cells; genotype mice; lab maintenance.

Website

Qualifications

The applicant must have the desire to learn and perform research in a biomedical research laboratory investigating the mechanisms of caner development and progression, and have the minimum GPA of 3.2. Prior experience in research is preferred but not essential. The applicant should be willing to work during the summer break and interested in ICRU fellowship.

Time Commitment 

 Approximately 10 hours per week.

Compensation

  • Academic Credit (1-4 credit hour independent study)
  • Pay

Start Date

  • Immediate
  • Summer Semester

Timeline

  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

Apply by

Monday, April 15, 2019

How to apply

Please email your application with a resume to Songhai-chen@uiowa.edu

 


Research Focus - Biomedical Engineering (Assouline Lab - Nanomedtrix)

Project/Position Details

The laboratory has various projects based on a platform technology making use of small nanoparticles to provide high-level contrast with medical scanners such as MRI, CT and Ultrasound. In addition, the particles are porous and can serve as a reservoir for loading of bioactive drugs. Our group performs experiments on campus and off campus where we developed a biotech company, NanoMedTrix (NMTx). Our mesoporous silica nanoparticles (the MSNs) are advanced nanotechnology material which dramatically enhance bladder cancer diagnostics for much earlier detection as well as uniquely serve as a vehicle for targeted drug delivery. Current technology is expensive, insensitive and is therapeutically indiscriminate and ineffective. Our nanoparticles specifically target only bladder cancer cells to improve detection significantly and have also been impregnated with anti-mitotic drugs to deliver high concentrations of these drugs only to the cancer cells thereby sparing the surrounding bladder tissue and patient from excessive side effects. The unique experimental and commercial opportunity our products resides in the breadth of clinical applications and the ease of usage.

The chosen student will be involved in a project which focuses on the ability of nanoparticles to deliver bioactive drugs into diseased organs. In this research, we use tissue engineering technologies which include the development and applications of nanoparticles. Teams in my laboratory address specific aspects of the project. We basically interface biomedical technology with computational image processing. Undergraduate students are given tasks at their level. As they learn new techniques and take more appropriate courses, they will take on new tasks.

A number of projects are available in our labs. The chosen student will determine a direction within the scope of our research. He/she will investigate specific properties of nanoparticles in desired protocols. We have daily meetings and a journal club when the student will have to present and articulate his thoughts and results. The student will interact with all students: graduates and undergraduates.

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Qualifications

Appropriate majors for application include Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, Human Physiology.

Time Commitment 

During the semester: 10 hours per week, During the summer: 20-40 hours per week

Compensation

  • Volunteer (Optional 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition)
  • Academic Credit (1-4 credit hour independent study)

Start Date

  • Immediate
  • Near future
  • Summer Semester

Timeline

  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

How to apply

Email jose-assounline@uiowa.edu with a resume attached.


Research Focus - Anatomy and Cell Biology (Lin Lab)

Project/Position Details

Lab/Group's Focus : The goal of my laboratory’s research is to understand the morphogenesis of endoderm, an important tissue essential for the development of a number of tissues/organs, including gastrointestinal system, cranium, face, and heart.

Students will be involved in zebrafish care, lab general maintenance, and research projects.

Website

Qualifications

Major in biology-related fields. Previous experience in the research laboratory is preferred but is not required.
The first and second-year students are preferred.

Time Commitment 

10 hrs (2-3hrs, 2-3 times) per week.

Compensation

  • Academic Credit (1-4 credit hour independent study)
  • Pay

Start Date

  • Immediate
  • Summer Semester

Timeline

  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

How to apply

Email: fang-lin@uiowa.edu

 


Research Focus - Psychological and Quantitative Foundations (Lira Learning Lab: L^3)

Project/Position Details

Lab focus:
Science learning (Conceptual change)
Learning with mathematical representations (Representational competence)
Changing beliefs about knowledge and learning (Epistemic growth)

This position is flexible both in time commitment and duties. I will set goals with the successful candidate weekly and for the semester. The candidate has the opportunity to craft a small project and submit abstracts to one or more conferences.

At present, I am working to understand how instructors can use mathematical representations (e.g. equations) to support learning in biology students - specifically in the context of physiology. Thus, this position is akin to a position in a psychology laboratory. Although the position may entail learning about science and math concepts, the position is not in a wet lab in the natural sciences.

Although the opportunity remains flexible, duties will most likely entail data management and analysis. This means that the successful candidate will score tests and enter data into a software program such as Excel or SPSS. Upon demonstrating understanding, the candidate, if the candidate desires, may participate in data collection by delivering instruction to students in one-on-one experimental settings, conducting quantitative data analysis (contingent with statistical training), or qualitative data analysis (contingent with training as experienced in the lab). Additional office duties will include, on occasion, printing, collating, scanning, copying and so forth.

Students who have computational experiences may pursue an alternative project working with NetLogo or a programming language of their choice.

Time commitments. I encourage students to apply if they are taking 12-15 credit hours. Taking more hours will undermine your learning experience. Although the time commitments remain flexible, my suggestion is that students should have the capacity to allocate ~10 hours a week to ensure that they learn something from the experience. Availability over the summer is preferable to availability only during the school year. Consider academic credit in relation to your situation and discuss the option with me and your primary advisor.

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Qualifications

Must have:

Basic computing skills

  • Capacity to work with Microsoft packages (e.g. Excel data entry)
  • Capacity to work with audio and video data (e.g. transfer files from camera to desktop server)
  • Capacity to follow organizational systems (e.g. enter a systematic nomenclature for files)

Preferred:

Multi-disciplinary academic training

  • Psychology or educational courses (e.g. cognitive psychology or science education)
  • Natural sciences courses (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, physiology)
  • Teaching, coaching, or training experience in any capacity (e.g. camp, retail, baby sitting)
  • Prior research experience in psychology or the natural sciences

Personal disposition

  • Driven independently and self-motivated
  • Desire to learn new ideas and techniques

Computer science training

  • Any programming skills (e.g. Java, Python, Processing)
  • Strong willingness to learn programming with demonstration of some quantitative or creative competencies (e.g. grades or software products)

Time Commitment 

1-20 hours (flexible); 1 hour per week to meet with Primary Investigator.

Compensation

  • Volunteer (Optional 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition)
  • Academic Credit (1-4 credit hour independent study)

Start Date

  • Immediate

Timeline

  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

Apply By

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

How to apply

Email Dr. Matthew Lira (matthew-lira@uiowa.edu) with "Lira Learning Lab" in the subject line.

In the body, please introduce yourself and specify why you wish to apply. The body of your email should address your interests in the position and goals in about 1 paragraph or 4-8 sentences. Thank you for your interest.

 


Research Focus - Pediatrics (O'Dorisio Lab)

Project/Position Details

This research lab is located in the Medical Laboratories Building and focuses on the preclinical evaluation of small molecules targeting cancerous receptors for diagnosis and radiotherapy of cancer.

The position provides an opportunity to join the research lab to develop and evaluate the in vitro and preclinical model for future clinical translation for peptide-receptor directed radionuclide therapy in patients with neuroendocrine tumor. There are a few receptors of interest as the potential target for radiotherapy. Peptide-based ligands will be labeled with diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides as radiopharmaceuticals and further assessed for the efficacy and toxicity in vitro and in preclinical settings.

Qualifications

Applicants should be independent with strong organizational skills and record keeping.
Applicants should have a GPA of 3.4 or higher.
Preference will be given to applicants who plan to pursue advanced training in a related area.

Time Commitment 

Students must be available for 8-10 hours per week in blocks of time that 4 hours or greater two days a week.

Compensation

  • Volunteer (Optional 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition)
  • Academic Credit (1-4 credit hour independent study)
  • Pay

Start Date

  • Spring Semester
  • Summer Semester
  • Fall Semester

Timeline

  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

How to apply

Contact Dr. Dijie Liu (dijie-liu@uiowa.edu) directly with a brief statement of what interests you about the advertisement above. List relevant courses taken with grades. Indicate how many hours per week you have available.

 


Research Focus - OB/Gyn (Yang Lab)

Project/Position Details

Uterine endometrial cancer incidence (~63,200 new cases/year) and deaths (~11,300 deaths/year) are on the rise. To help endometrial cancer patients and cure endometrial cancer, we need understand the characteristics of this disease. The current focus of our work is to understand molecular mechanisms of endometrial tumor progression and utilize target therapy or molecular enhanced hormonal therapy to treat endometrial cancer and other hormone-driven cancers. Specific research initiatives include: 1) systematic dissection of the mechanisms of progesterone receptor (PR) downregulation in endometrial cancer and enhancement of progestin therapy with epigenetic modulators in endometrial cancer, 2) identification of novel small molecular drugs to increase PR expression and activity to sensitize progesterone therapy, 3) targeting the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway in endometrial cancer, 4) relationship between the estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and oncogene Myc in endometrial tumors, and 5) application of molecularly enhanced progestin therapy to other cancer types. Dr. Yang’s laboratory is located in the building of Medical Education Research Facility (MERF).

Website

Qualifications

A strong interest in cancer research is required. Applicants should be independent and scrupulous, with strong organizational skills and good habit to write record. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to pursue advanced training in a related area.

Time Commitment

Students must be available for 10 plus hours per week in blocks of time that 4 hours or greater two days a week.

Compensation

  • Volunteer - with 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition 
  • Academic Credit - as 1-4 credit hour independent study, graded A-F or pass/fail

Start Date and Timeline

  • Fall semester
  • Spring semester
  • Summer semester
  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

How to apply

If interested, please email Shujie Yang (shujie-yang@uiowa.edu) with your resume/CV and a brief statement of why you're interested in our lab. Please list relevant courses taken and grades.

 


Research Focus - OB/Gyn (Meng Lab)

Project/Position Details

Dr. Meng’s laboratory is located in the building of Medical Education Research Facility (MERF). The long term research goals of our laboratory are to understand the molecular and cellular basis of endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer progression in order to develop new treatment of these diseases. Current efforts are focused on the role of AEG-1/MTDH/LYRIC in drug resistance and DNA damage response in this process. AEG-1/MTDH/LYRIC was recently identified as an ER resident RNA-binding protein, which may contribute to the ER-mRNA transcription in cancers.

Website

Qualifications

A strong interest in cancer research is required. Applicants should be independent and scrupulous, with strong organizational skills and good habit to write record. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to pursue advanced training in a related area.

Time Commitment

Students must be available for 10 plus hours per week in blocks of time that 4 hours or greater two days a week.

Compensation

  • Volunteer - with 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition 
  • Academic Credit - as 1-4 credit hour independent study, graded A-F or pass/fail

Start Date and Timeline

  • Fall semester
  • Spring semester
  • Summer semester
  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

How to apply

If interested, please email Jianling Bi (jianling-bi@uiowa.edu) with your resume/CV and a brief statement of why you're interested in our lab. Please list relevant courses taken and grades.

 


Research Focus -  Developmental Psychopathology Lab

Project/Position Details

What We Study:
The Developmental Psychopathology Lab conducts research to understand how children develop behavior problems as well as positive adjustment.  We have been particularly interested in externalizing behavior problems, such as aggressive, disruptive, and noncompliant behavior.  We focus on the development of self-regulation skills and the consequences of children’s self-regulation skills (or deficits) for their school readiness.  The goal of our lab is to improve understanding about how children develop behavior problems from a very early age (3–7 years).  We focus on the early development of behavior problems to improve the early identification of at-risk children before later, more severe, and more stable behavior problems develop, which may lead to improved intervention and prevention approaches.

How We Study It:
To study the development of self-regulation and behavior problems, we follow children and families longitudinally over time and we examine multiple levels of analysis, including how biological, psychological, and social-contextual processes relate to the development of behavior problems.  For instance, we examine brain development (as measured by EEG/ERP), sleep, stress, parenting, temperament, and language skills in relation to the development of behavior problems.  For even more information, please visit our website.

Expectations, Responsibilities, and Qualifications:
Research assistants will gain experience with many lab procedures (e.g., collecting data during child lab visits, data management, and video coding of parent–child interactions).  There are also opportunities to complete honors theses for students who are interested and who have been in the lab for a while.  Positions in our laboratory may be particularly interesting and greatly beneficial for students who plan to enter graduate programs in clinical psychology or developmental psychology.  A two-semester commitment for three credit hours (9 hours/week of working in lab, plus 1 hour weekly lab meeting) each semester is preferred.  Experience with young children is highly desirable.  Completion of introductory courses in research methods and statistics is desirable but not required.

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Qualifications

A two-semester commitment for three credit hours (9 hours/week of working in lab, plus 1 hour weekly lab meeting) each semester is preferred.  Experience with young children is highly desirable.  Completion of introductory courses in research methods and statistics is desirable but not required.

Compensation

  • Volunteer - with 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition
  • Academic Credit - as 1-4 credit hour independent study, graded A-F or pass/fail

Start Date and Timeline

  • Fall semester
  • Spring semester
  • Summer semester
  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

How to apply

To apply, please submit the following application:
https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6foZRkaDKfsPf49

If you have questions, please contact the Developmental Psychopathology Lab at: devpsy-lab@uiowa.edu

 


Research Focus -  Abel Laboratory

Project/Position Details

Dr. Abel’s laboratory is located in the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building (PBDB). We are interested in insulin action in cardiovascular system, mitochondrial bioenergetics, and cardiac hypertrophy. Essentially, locating the processes that lead to cardiac failure in diabetes. Visit the lab website below for more information.

The undergraduate volunteer would most likely conduct genotyping by PCR reactions to begin, but could quickly move on to other things depending on their interest and progress.

Website

Qualifications

  • There is no experience necessary.
  • Applicants should have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Compensation

  • Volunteer - with 0-credit hour (URES:3992) registration for transcript recognition

Time Commitment

  • Please be aware that Dr. Abel typically expects volunteers to be in the lab at least 15 hours per week in order to get the most out of their experience.
  • To start immediately or in the near future.
  • Potential to be ongoing.

Start Date and Timeline

  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

How to apply

  • Interested students should email stacie-vik@uiowa.edu expressing their interest and include their current resume and cumulative GPA.
  • After students contact Stacie Vik, Dr. Abel would then most likely wish to talk to the student, after which he would pair them up with a Postdoctoral fellow in the lab.

 


Research Focus -  Internal Medicine (Wahls Laboratory)

Project/Position Details

The Wahls Research lab is interested in the relationship between diet quality and clinical outcomes. Specifically we are interested in the impact of eating a nutrient dense diet such as modified paleolithic diet on fatigue severity, motor function, cognitive function and quality of life in the setting of multiple sclerosis.  We are utilizing weighed food records and food frequency questionnaires to assess diet quality.  Motor function is assessed using timed walk and hand function tests.  Vision function, quality of life and blood biomarkers are also assessed.   Students with an interest in nutrition assessment are needed.   Students with an interest in neurology, vision, or multiple sclerosis are also needed. Students must be available for 10 plus hours per week in blocks of time that 4 hours or greater two days a week.

Website

Compensation

  • Volunteer - with 0-credit hour registration for transcript recognition
  • Academic Credit - as 1-4 credit hour independent study, graded A-F or pass/fail

Time Commitment

Students must be available for 10 plus hours per week in blocks of time that 4 hours or greater two days a week.

Start Date and Timeline

  • Fall semester
  • Spring semester
  • Summer semester
  • Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

Apply by:

Monday, December 31, 2018

How to apply

Students should send their resume and a letter of interest to terry-wahls@uiowa.edu. Students should have a grade point of 3.3 or greater.