Employment Opportunities


Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Faculty Recruitment


There are currently no postdoctoral positions open in the department at this time.
View available postdoctoral positions at the University of Iowa.

Professional and Scientific

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Undergraduate Employment

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Undergraduate Fellowship Program

The Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Undergraduate Research Fellow Program at the University of Iowa provides undergraduate students with vigorous training in the field of biomedical research. The goal of this twelve-week program is to give undergraduate students interested in pursuing an advanced degree in biomedical research the opportunity to carry out collaborative or independent research projects with faculty in the department.

Projects in the department aim at bridging the gap between basic physiology and human diseases, using state-of-the-art techniques. Research interests in the department include the cellular and molecular basis of conditions such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, reproductive disorders, and cystic fibrosis.

Our program stresses the interaction of undergraduate students with outstanding faculty and postdoctoral fellows, both in the department and throughout the Carver College of Medicine. A weekly seminar series, laboratory meetings, and regular social gatherings facilitate such interactions. A stipend of $5,280 is offered for the twelve-week program.


Students are admitted to the Research Fellow Program based on their previous research experience, their ability to work in a cooperative laboratory setting, and their academic standing. Students will have the opportunity to present their research at the end of the term, and in some instances may have the opportunity to co-author a paper. Students from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are encouraged to apply.

Please see our Faculty Profiles page to view individual faculty research interests and contact information. If interested, please contact the faculty member whose laboratory you are interested in joining.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.