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The researchers on this page are actively looking for undergraduates to join their academic efforts.  This is not an exhaustive list of opportunities.  If you don't see anything that fits your goals, contact us to find out what other opportunities await!

Analysis of environmental contaminants in biological samples

Lehmler Lab, Occupational and Environmental Health

We are looking for student research assistants who would like to investigate the role of persistent organic pollutants in adverse health effects. The research project is located on the UI Research Park and involves the analysis of environmental contaminants in biological samples using state-of-the-art analytical tools. More information

How to apply Email Dr. Xueshu Li: see "More Information"
Start Date Immediate; Near future
Compensation Academic Credit; Pay
Hours per week

10 -20 during the academic year; up to 40 during summer, at least one 8-6 hour day

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be a continuous position

Development of behavior problems and positive adjustment in children

Developmental Psychopathology Lab

The Developmental Psychopathology Lab conducts research to understand how children develop behavior problems as well as positive adjustment. More information

How to apply See "More Information"
Start Date Spring semester; Summer semester; Fall semester
Compensation Volunteer; Academic Credit
Hours per week

10 

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be a continuous position

Natural disasters, disaster migration, and violent conflict internationally

The Disasters, Migration, and Violence Lab, Political Science

Interested in natural disasters, environmental migration, and conflict? The Disasters, Migration, and Violence (DMV) Lab seeks students interested in learning more about the research process in a hands-on, collaborative social science research group experience. More information

How to apply See "More Information"
Start Date Immediate  Near future
Compensation Academic Credit; Pay; To be determined
Hours per week

5-10hrs

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be a continuous position

Cognitive Neuroscience

Wessel Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Neuroscience

Undergrad Research Assistants will run Cognitive Neuroscience tasks with EEG and TMS neuroimaging techniques. No lab experience required. More Information

 

How to apply See "More Information
Start Date Spring semester; Summer semester; To be determined
Compensation Volunteer; Academic Credit; To be determined
Hours per week

10

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be a continuous position

Dietary and lifestyle approaches to improving quality of life in Multiple Sclerosis

Wahls Lab, Internal Medicine

The Wahls Research lab is interested in the relationship between diet quality and clinical outcomes. Motor function is assessed using timed walk and hand function tests. Vision function, quality of life and blood biomarkers are also assessed. The study Efficacy of Diet on Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis is a five year study, completing in 2027.  More information

How to apply Email Mary Ehlinger via ehlingerma@healthcare.uiowa.edu with a cover letter expressing your interests and qualifications, a resume and an unofficial transcript.
Start Date Immediate  Near future
Compensation Volunteer (Optional 0-credit hour course for transcript recognition)
Academic Credit (1-4 semester hours)
Pay is available in addition to volunteer hours
Hours per week

At least 10 hours a week with blocks of time of 3-4+ hours, 2-3 days a week, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 pm.

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be a continuous position

Uterine endometrial cancer: Molecular mechanisms, targeted therapy

Yang Lab, Pathology

Uterine endometrial cancer incidence (~65,950 new cases/year) and deaths (~12,550 deaths/year) are on the rise. To help endometrial cancer patients and cure endometrial cancer, we need understand the characteristics of this disease.  More information

How to apply See "More Information"
Start Date Immediate; Near future; Fall semester; Spring semester
Compensation Volunteer; Academic Credit
Hours per week

10+, blocks of 4 hours or more

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be a continuous position

Provide services for measuring cell and whole organism metabolism

Metabolic Phenotyping Core

Assist in set up and execution of indirect calorimetry studies for measuring metabolic rate, food consumption, and activity in rodent models. Prepare equipment and reagents for studies related to glucose metabolism. Help maintain equipment and facilities to meet regulatory requirements. Position will begin on an interim/training basis with potential for conversion to a paid position. More information

How to apply Send resume to eric-weatherford@uiowa.edu
Start Date Spring semester
Compensation Volunteer; Academic Credit; Pay
Hours per week

10-12 hours

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position
Apply by October 10

Acid Sensing Ion Channel contributes to synaptic plasticity, learning and memory

Wemmie lab, Psychiatry

Our current research focuses on identifying the mechanism for ASIC activation in vivo, understanding the role of ASIC in synaptic plasticity, and establishing an uninterrupted link between ASIC channel activity and its behavioral impact.  More information

How to apply Please send CV and Letter of future plan to rong-fan@uiowa.edu
Start Date Immediate
Compensation Volunteer;  Academic Credit; Pay, To be determined
Hours per week

10-20 hours during semester, up to 40 hours per week during break

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position

Endocrine Regulation of Metabolism and Neuroscience

Potthoff Lab - Lab of Awesomeness (Neuroscience and Pharmacology)

My research program is focused on two strategically developed areas of research. The first is exploring how energy and glucose homeostasis is regulated by novel endocrine pathways.  More information

How to apply Please email Dr. Matthew Potthoff (matthew-potthoff@uiowa.edu) directly.
Start Date Immediate
Compensation Volunteer; Academic Credit; Pay
Hours per week

15-20

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position

Human brain research and biotechnology

Iowa Neurobank Core, Iowa Neuroscience Instititute

We are looking for an undergrad student interested in medicine or medical research. The duties include performing studies on mouse models of human diseases which cause blindness.  More information

How to apply Email Director; See "More Information"
Start Date Spring semester; Summer semester; To be determined
Compensation Volunteer
Hours per week

8-10

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position
Apply by October 31, 2022

Gene therapy to treat blindness in children

Drack Lab, Institute for Vision Research

We are looking for an undergrad student interested in medicine or medical research. The duties include performing studies on mouse models of human diseases which cause blindness.  More information

How to apply Email the PI; See "More Information"
Start Date Immediate; Near future
Compensation Pay
Hours per week

8 to 20; full time in summer if desired

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position
Apply by November 1, 2022

Brain networks of disease (depression, stress, migraine, schizophrenia)

Hultman Lab, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

We are looking for a motivated, meticulous and team-oriented student with proficiency coding in MATLab to assist with data analysis in a biomedical lab studying neurophysiological brain mechanisms of disease.  More information

How to apply See "More Information"
Start Date Immediate; Near future; Fall semester
Compensation Academic Credit; Pay
Hours per week

10

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position
Apply by September 15, 2022

Software Engineer in Computational Proteogenomics

Wright Lab, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

The Wright Laboratory is looking to bring onboard a highly motivated, mindful, and compassionate undergraduate student to serve as a software engineer to install, manage, and maintain the LabKey Server Scientific Data Management System (SDMS). More information

How to apply Apply by email to michael-e-wright@uiowa.edu with cover letter and CV/Resume.
Start Date Immediate
Compensation Academic Credit; Pay
Hours per week

15-20

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position
Apply by December 31, 2022

Analysis of environmental pollutants and their biotransformation products

Lehmler Lab, Occupational and Environmental Health

We are looking for student research assistants who would like to investigate the role of persistent organic pollutants in adverse health effects. More information

How to apply See "More Information"
Start Date Immediate; Near future
Compensation Volunteer; Academic Credit; Pay
Hours per week

10-20 during academic year, up to 40 during summer

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position
Apply by September 8, 2022

Biochemistry of Cellular Signaling

Wright Lab, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

The Wright laboratory is looking to employ a highly motivated, mindful, and compassionate undergraduate student to work as a research trainee in a laboratory utilizing mass spectrometry-based proteomics as an experimental platform to study cellular signaling. More information

How to apply Submit a cover letter and resume by email to michael-e-wright@uiowa.edu.
Start Date Immediate
Compensation Pay
Hours per week

10-20

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position

Control of circulation in health, disease and aging.

Sabharwal Lab, Internal Medicine

Our lab studies neural circuitry and signaling mechanisms in cardiovascular (heart failure, cardiomyopathy) and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimers disease, ALS).  More information

How to apply See "More Information"
Start Date Immediate; Near future
Compensation Volunteer; Academic credit
Hours per week

10-20

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position

New treatments for diabetes, cancer and neurological disease

Bioelectronic Medicines Translational Research Lab

The Carter laboratory combines cutting edge bioengineering and molecular biology techniques to study how electromagnetic fields can be used to cure diabetes and cancer.  More information

How to apply Please paste CV/resume in an email and send to calvin-carter@uiowa.edu
Start Date Immediate; Near future
Compensation Volunteer; Academic credit; Pay
Hours per week

10+

Timeline Ongoing, potential to be continuous position

Sleep disturbance in psychiatric disorders

Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology Lab, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Our focus is on defining the physiological features of sleep disturbances in psychiatric disorders, investigating their relations with symptoms and cognitive deficits, and examining the neural circuitry involved in these sleep deficits. More information.

How to apply See "More Information".
Start Date Immediate; Summer semester; Fall semester
Compensation Volunteer
Hours per week

10

Timeline Ongoing or potential to be continuous position

Social-Emotional Development from Infancy to Adolescence

Child Lab

We study children’s social-emotional development from infancy to adolescence. Students in this lab have the opportunity to work on a longitudinal study to help collect data during laboratory sessions, code behavioral data from videos, and perform preliminary data management.

More information...

How to apply Click HERE to fill out interest form.
Start Date Spring semester; Near future; Fall semester; Summer semester
Compensation Volunteer; Academic credit
Hours per week 9
Timeline

Ongoing or potential to be a continuous position