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Core Facility Research Prof

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The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core seeks to hire a Core Facility Research Professional (PRW2-4A). 


The candidate will be responsible for working on various projects in the Scientific Editing and Research Communication Core within the Carver College of Medicine.  S/he will be expected to work in a highly collaborative research environment, with users across a broad range of career levels (faculty, fellows, post-docs, staff, and students), subject areas, and cultural backgrounds. S/he will be a point of contact for scientific editing and writing projects, and provide detailed feedback on documents at multiple levels, including: the science/technical aspects, presentation, style and clarity, and mechanics. In addition, the candidate will be expected to develop writing courses with the core lead and to teach such courses independently, as well as to prepare resources for authors and assist the core lead with the gathering of metrics related to core effectiveness, the analysis of such metrics, the identification of strategies to improve services provided, and the hiring and training of new staff. The candidate may also be asked to participate in the development of complex, multi-projects proposals, to represent the core at meetings of other university offices/units, and to participate in professional development activities.

The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked medical school where students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers and educators.  Students come to Iowa to study medicine in a program that uses case-based learning as the basis of their education.  With the institutions' emphasis on problem-solving skills, early exposure to patients, and enhanced community-based experiences, UI medical students typically earn impressive scores on Step 1 of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination and successfully "match" with top quality residency programs around the country. 

Our mission is to inspire and educate world class health care providers and scientists for the people of Iowa and our global community. 

Researchers in the College's over 280 laboratories are served by state-of-the-art core research facilities and research support facilities.  Much of the research conducted is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated through major research centers, institutes and programs.  Many faculty members are internationally renowned for their research.  Two faculty members are Howard Hughes Institute Investigators, 12 are members of the Institute of Medicine and two are members of the National Academy of Sciences. 

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. 

The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, including 24 days paid vacation per year to start and paid sick leave.  Complete information regarding the full benefits package may be viewed at:  https://hr.uiowa.edu/benefits/fpsm


Education Required


B.A. and 5–7 years experience in an area within the biomedical sciences or a related field; a Ph.D. is preferred.


Experience Requirements  


Experience (minimum of 5 years) in an area within the biomedical sciences or a related field, and 1–2 years experience in technical editing.


Ability to critique, at a deep level, scientific data across a broad range of disciplines, including molecular biology.


Experience in technical editing, with a good working knowledge of funding-agency and journal requirements.


Highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work under short deadlines.


Outstanding writing, editing, and oral-communication skills (must be able to provide feedback in highly organized and collegial manner).


Excellent interpersonal skills, high degree of professionalism and diplomacy, and ability to develop good working relationships with campus faculty and staff, as well as to collaborate with research development professionals in other units.


Established working relationships with faculty.  


Willingness to travel and conduct occasional evening/weekend work.


Experience writing research articles and grant applications.


Experience in technical editing of research manuscripts and grant applications (in particular grants to be submitted to the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation) in areas related to the biomedical sciences, including molecular biology, for faculty, post-doctoral trainees and graduate students.


Good working knowledge of funding-agency and journal requirements.


Experience teaching scientific writing to post-doctoral trainees and graduate students.


Experience preparing resources on scientific writing for faculty and trainees.


Ability to present complex data in formats that are easy to digest.


Excellent command of Microsoft Word (including editing functions), Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Powerpoint.


Desired Qualifications

Highly Desired Qualifications


A Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in the biomedical sciences


Experience developing, organizing, and teaching courses in scientific writing and grantsmanship.


Experience with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.



Application Process:  Please attach a cover letter, resume (under submission of relevant materials) and 3 references as part of the application process.  Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.  Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and education verification.  This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization. 














Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

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.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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