• Research Scientist
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Dr. Li Wu's lab in the  Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist to conduct research focused on HIV interactions with host factors. The position also involves investigation of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate antiviral innate immune responses using primary human immune cells. 

Duties to Include:

Experiments, Simulations, Modeling, or Theoretical Investigations: Perform experiments, simulations, or theoretical investigations. Collect data and evaluate relevance of data. Work independently on basic research tasks with oversight by Principal Investigator (PI). Contribute to documentation of equipment and procedures.

Develop hypotheses to be tested and ways of doing so

Perform experiments and collect data

Develop new methods in the laboratory and instruct others how to use these methods

Maintain and update protocols for the laboratory

As appropriate, manage the conduct of all or part of a research project, including coordination of data generation, analysis, and identification, as well as acquisition and use of equipment and facilities


Data/Research Analysis and Evaluation: Analyze data for relevance and data integrity. Perform basic data analysis techniques. Compare results of scientific investigations to previously published work.

Evaluate data to establish relevance to the problem or problems being evaluated


Dissemination of Research Results: Prepare manuscripts for contributing author for publication. Present results in departmental seminars and at professional meetings.

Prepare research results for publication in reports, papers, journals, books, and other media

Prepare seminars, talks, lectures, and the like for dissemination of knowledge, particularly the results of research undertaken


Research Proposals/Grants: Contribute to new or continuing research grant proposals to obtain funding for research activities. May serve as a co-investigator on grants or proposals. Contribute to progress reports required by funding agencies. Supervise adherence to safety and compliance guidelines when necessary.

Assist with development of new proposals for research and obtain support for new and/or continuing research activities

Apply for research funding


Service: Provide service to the scientific community, University, and general public. Review submitted manuscripts and research proposals. Consult and collaborate with the research community. Participate in public outreach activities as required by funding sources. May participate in national and international meetings within the discipline.

Assist with maintaining liaison with sponsoring agencies and organizations, as well as with other research and educational institutions


Human Resources/Supervision: Mentor graduate students. May provide functional and/or administrative supervision for staff. Provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching, and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.

Train graduate students, junior postdoctoral fellows and support personnel, and conduct continuing education for research personnel at all levels.

Education Requirement:
PhD and a minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience
Years of Experience:
A minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral research experience
Pay Grade: 5A -
Main Campus of the University of Iowa
Microbiology and Immunology
3-403B Bowen Science Building
51 Newton Road
Iowa City , Iowa 52242
Li Wu, PhD