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Design Engineer, IIHR

Thursday, May 30, 2024
The Design Engineer, IIHR will contribute to the research mission of IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering and the Iowa Flood Center by collaborating with faculty and research staff to manage project tasks and deadlines to meet stakeholder expectations and project deliverables. Communicate project updates to internal and external stakeholders and perform other duties as needs arise. Plan and design the construction, modification, fabrication, and installation and document/perform maintenance procedures of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or civil engineering devices, structures, systems and/or research projects of moderate complexity. Oversee, troubleshoot, manage, and document field monitoring activities related to the Iowa Flood Center and IIHR. Develop project proposals, budgets, and schedules for external clients and stakeholders. Specific Job Duties and TasksDevelop technical procedures and associated documentation. Independently troubleshoot and solve problems that may arise in equipment maintenance. Oversee construction, installation, and design changes of experimental equipment such as rain gauge systems, stream gauge systems. Identify and adhere to Quality Assurance practices to maintain validity and integrity of research data. Examine data collected from field instrumentation to insure proper operation.  Plan and develop project scope, budget, and schedule as needs arise. Prioritize concurrent project work to ensure deadlines are maintained.   Test and maintain sensor equipment, troubleshoot and resolve complex equipment failures including sensors, modems, power supplies, data loggers, and other infrastructure. Identify and make recommendations to resolve singular or recurring failures point in systems. Communicate and coordinate project work with external agencies such as NASA, NWS, IDOT, DNR, etc. as well as other constituents such as vendors, collaborators, Emergency Management Coordinators, and the public.  Conduct interviews with news outlets and provide tours for dignitaries, officials, and other guests. Coordinate occasional guest lectures, tours, student, and non-student seminars. Effectively communicate project and budget status, expected costs, potential overages, and problem-solve to keep projects on track.To obtain the full job description including key areas of responsibility, technical competencies, and desirable qualifications, please contact About the College of EngineeringThe College of Engineering is one of 12 colleges at the University of Iowa, a premier public research university offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states.  The College of Engineering is driven by talented faculty, staff, and students who are producing knowledge to address grand challenges around advanced technologies, health sciences, sustainability, energy, and the environment. Our graduates are ethical, globally aware citizens whose work while at the University of Iowa and throughout their careers make the world safer and our use of resources more efficient. As a center of innovation and discovery, the people who make up the College of Engineering are undoubtedly improving quality of life for our Iowa community as well as for people across the United States and around the world. Beyond playing an integral role in the college’s mission, College of Engineering employees are encouraged to have a healthy work-life balance.  Qualifications Education RequirementA Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.Required QualificationsA minimum of 1 year of engineering experience.     A strong, diversified background in multiple technical trades including fabrication, mechanics, hydraulics, electronics, and construction. Strong communications skills: effective oral and written communication of scientific concepts (both technical and non-technical) and the demonstrated ability to work with others in a research environment. The ability to travel statewide on a regular basis, involvement in occasional overnight fieldwork over periods of varying duration, and the ability to work in harsh field conditions or inclement weather. A valid driver’s license and continued compliance with the standards of the University Driving Policy (University of Iowa Operations Manual Part V, Chapter 19). Ability to occasionally move 100 lbs. Desired QualificationsProficient in CAD or programming languages such as C and Python. Registration as a Professional Engineer in Iowa. Project management experience. Strong technical writing ability. A minimum of 3 years of job-related experience.  Application DetailsIn order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload:ResumeCover LetterJob 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 required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Alex Schutman at Alex-Schutman@uiowa.eduBenefits HighlightRegular salaried position 4B. 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.For more information about Why Iowa? Click here.

Student Pharmacist Intern - TelePrEP & Ambulatory Care

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
University of Iowa Health Care is seeking student pharmacists currently enrolled at the College of Pharmacy for positions within the TelePrEP program.Position DescriptionUnder general pharmacist supervision, coordinates and performs student intern activities on behalf of the TelePrEP program. This student will work closely with the TelePrEP Clinical Pharmacy Specialists, Support Service Specialist, and other staff within the hospital to support communication with TelePrEP and PrEP Iowa, serve as a resource for PrEP enrollment and / or PrEP related pharmacy billing activities, and help resolve requests and issues from staff and patients. The student will report to the Pharmacy Manager. Position HoursAverage 10 hours per week (up to 20 hours/week during classes, up to 40 hours/week over breaks)Primarily 2-5 hour shifts M-F 0700-1800Some limited weekends may be availablePosition Responsibilities IncludeDocument and provide services consistent with established policies, procedures, and accreditation requirements. Receive and enter external lab resultsSend reminders and schedule quarterly PrEP appointments and labsMonitor shared Fax and Inbox foldersProvide patient / customer service. Communicate with the general public, patients, and other health care personnel in accordance with established guidelines. Engage with the LGBTQ community to understand attitudes and beliefs around HIV prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infectionsProvide PrEP Navigation services included, but not limited to: enrollment, benefits investigation, prior authorizations, copay assistance sign-up, medication assistance program applications and assisting patients with triaging insurance-related issuesServe as a resource to staff with both routine and complete pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) related items and enrollment of patients into pharmacy services (i.e., specialty pharmacy)Maintain workspace orderliness and cleanlinessAssist in on the job training of new interns or team membersCoordinate technical activities with members of the Specialty Pharmacy operations teamComplete and maintain compliance with all competencies and education requirementsProvide evidence-based care via professional association and institution specific guidelinesWithin scope of practice and training, assist pharmacist to facilitate pharmaceutical care to patients including but not limited to patient counseling, medication reconciliation, and clinical follow-up.Other duties as assignedMinimum Eligibility RequirementsCurrently enrolled as a pharmacy student (P1 or P2) at the University of Iowa College of PharmacyMust be registered as intern or pharmacy technician, trainee with Iowa Board of Pharmacy prior to commencement of employmentStarting hourly rate (non-intern) - $15.00/hourRate upon Pharmacy Intern Registration - $18.00/hour

UHD - Retail Assistant - Union Station

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
BASIC FUNCTIONPerform various tasks including the preparation and cooking of food, serving a diverse group of customers, and cleaning/sanitation duties to meet required standards.RESPONSIBILITIESWash and restock dishes and utensils.Clean and sanitize tables and other surfaces.Set up areas for service on or off premises and tear down at end of service.Check in product.Prepare food, including cooking, assembling and cutting, and serve hot and cold food itemsRestock and rotate food items.Cover, label and store food and beverages within established proceduresHandle cash and operate cash register.Respond courteously and promptly to customer concerns and inquiries.Demonstrate civil and respectful interactions with others.Dress in proper work attire per department guidelines.Other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONSEnrolled as student at the University of Iowa (during academic year).Must be a motivated self-starter and able to complete tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision.Good communication skills (written and verbal) and be positive and respectful in working with a diverse population.Must be reliable and dependable.Demonstrated commitment to GREAT customer service.Must be able to work through finals week.Must be able to move up to 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time.Must successfully complete and maintain cash handling and credit card training.Must be able to handle meat products.LOCATIONIowa Memorial Union - Union StationTRAINING REQUIREMENTSCash HandlingSafety Training for Dining Students

Fleet Services Maintenance

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
 This is a position in the maintenance department of the University's Fleet Services. Duties will include cleaning and detailing vehicles. Calling departments to schedule vehicles in the shop. Working with our computer maintenance program entering information about vehicles repairs. Shuttling vehicles to dealers as needed. May assist in some light duty maintenance. Good customer service skills are needed as this position will be interacting with University drivers & the various venders suppling parts and materials to us.  

Grant Accounting Assistant

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Pay: $12.15 per hour, fully remote          Hours per week: generally 6-14 hours, maximum 14 hours per weekRequired Qualifications:  Must be an enrolled student, must reside in Iowa City area. Begin position in August 2024, to work through at least Dec 2025 and preferably continuing through May 2026. Commitment to a regular daily work schedule, strong attention to detail, the ability to work independently, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to enter data in spreadsheets and databases accurately. Work effectively in a remote work office setting.Desirable Qualifications: Experience entering data in spreadsheets or databases efficiently and accurately, three months of office experience, background in business/finance; prefer major in Business, Finance, or Accounting.Work Schedule: Flexible hours between hours of 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; after training can consider weekend hours. Schedule for at least 3 days per week, preferably 4 days per week. In summer, may possibly have additional optional hours available. This position requires telework/remote work; currently, there are no in-person office hours. Job Beginning/Ending Dates: Seeking applicants who will begin in the position in Aug 2024, to work through at least Dec 2025, preferably continuing through May 2026+.  Must be an enrolled student.Overview:  Accounting Assistant-Grant Accounting Billing with AR and invoicing functions. Position has flexibility, and generally attendance for at least 3 days per week is required. Training will be provided by the supervisor and other student employees.Duties: Perform office support activities under the direction of the supervisor of the billing team. Data entry, invoicing & AR assistance, and email inbox management. Employees will gain experience with MS Access, Excel, and Outlook in addition university-specific financial systems. Chief duties are to assist Grant Accounting with preparing invoices using Excel and entering invoices into an Accounts Receivable database.TO APPLY: Via Handshake at (preferred method) or submit cover letter and resume via email to  

Student Research Assistant

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
The purpose of the position is to teach the student cutting edge research techniques and to help perform ongoing studies in the lab.Specific job duties include: Helping perform experiments on micePerforming biochemical assaysKeeping detailed and organized lab recordsHelping analyze data using software such as Excel and PrismHelping with mouse husbandry and colony maintenanceHelping with general lab maintenance Inquiries and interested parties can contact 

Paid Research Assistant

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
The position is meant to help with evidence synthesis and clinical project designs. The student will be involved in systematic reviews and meta-analysis and design of clinical studies.The specific job duties include: Protocol writingTitle and abstract screeningFull text reviewData AnalysisManuscript writing Inquiries and interested parties can contact 

Student Office Work- Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic student to join our Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics team! The following job duties are requirements of the job:Scoring checklistsEntering RedCap dataCalling families to verify e-mails to send links for online forms prior to appointmentsFiling patient foldersRetrieving/sorting mailCopying forms that are not copyrightedPrinting/laminating patient materialsHours will be flexible between Monday through Friday, 8-5. This position is located in General Hospital.Prior customer service or administrative support experience is preferred.Inquiries and interested parties can contact

Mechanical/Electrical Assistant - miniSim

Thursday, May 23, 2024
The miniSim™ Research Simulators we design and build are used for research and development at over 65 locations in the US, Canada, and overseas. The successful applicant will be part of a team including software, hardware, IT, mechanical engineers, and administrative personnel. This position provides experience in the complete design-build-deliver-support process. Duties include system assembly, testing, and setup/teardown of simulators prior to shipment; system troubleshooting, technical support, and loading and configuring software, assist in design, selecting parts and components, and creation of engineering and assembly documentation; travel to customer sites for system installation, other duties as assigned. Rate of Pay: $20/hourQualifications:·        Interest in Mechanical/Electrical systems and aptitude demonstrable by experience, hobbies, projects, etc. ·        Willingness to learn from others and exhibiting a positive attitude·        Attention to detail, orderliness, efficiency, and desire to produce a high-quality product·        Familarity with Windows applications (Excel, Outlook, Word, etc)·        Ability to lift 50 lbs.·        Training in or experience in Industrial Technology, Robotics, Automation, Electronics, etc·        Training or experience in Mech/Elec Design or CAD tools (AutoCAD, Creo, etc)·        Training or experience in Information Technology and Computer SupportPart-time to full-time position (20-40 hours/week) starting immediately.  Hours may vary depending on project load. Flexible schedule available, however, work hours must overlap with the Core Hours (9 AM - 5 PM). Occasional evenings and weekends depending on project schedules. Up to 40 hrs/week may be permitted during break periods and summer.We are located in the Oakdale Campus in Coralville.If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to

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The Pomerantz Career Center aims to provide work opportunities for students looking to help offset the cost of education while gaining valuable work experience that is imperative in today’s competitive job market. Our goal is to help students find employment that adds value to each student’s personal and professional development. 

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Working as a First Year Student

Future Benefits of Student Employment

  • Development of transferrable skills, such as time management and organizational skills; understanding of personal skills, talents and interests leading to the right career path for you
  • Development of a mature professional mindset
  • The understanding of what employers look for to stand out in a professional environment
  • The chance to network and build relationships with professional mentors on campus
  • Understanding the resources available to you as a student to assist in your academic and professional success

Academic Benefits of Student Employment

  • Increased enrollment retention and graduation rates for on-campus student workers
  • Students working 1-20 hours per week have a higher average GPA than their non-working peers


Student Stories

Students talk about the skills and confidence they have gained from their student employment experiences. 



The Pomerantz Career Center assists in the professional development of student employees by providing opportunities such as the UI STEP (Student to Employed Professional) professional development workshop and the 2 credit hour professional development academic course, along with assistance with Handshake.

Student Employment—Perception vs Reality

The University of Iowa Pomerantz Career Center assists students in finding a job, articulate what they have learned on that job, and educate them on how future employers view that experience.

Student Employment Outcomes:
  • Development of a professional mindset—treating your student job as a “real job”
  • Provide and promote workplace behavior best practices
  • Foster and promote student career development through employment tips and further professional developmental opportunities
  • Development and understanding of key competencies, transferable skills, leadership on the job, networking abilities, and fostering a sense of professionalism with your peers and supervisors
  • Development of positive peer-to-peer and supervisor interaction techniques to facilitate personal and professional growth
  • Understand the difference between meeting and exceeding expectations and be able to execute strategies to perform at the next level

Common Misconceptions Regarding Student Employment


Students who work while attending school full-time struggle to keep up with their studies because of time management issues and they have a lower GPA than students who don’t work.

Working while attending school full-time increases the need for students to manage their time and thus helps students establish a more structured routine.

  • From 2008-2021, University of Iowa freshman students who worked between 1-20 hours per week had GPA 0.25 higher than their non-working counterparts. 
  • This same data is validated with national statistics. On average, students who work on campus maintain a higher GPA than those who don’t.

Having a student job affects the focus of students away from the classroom and can cause early drop-out rates.

No campus activity has shown as much positive influence on a students’ academic success and retention as campus employment. 

On‑campus employers are aware that the students they hire have a #1 priority of doing well in school; therefore, employers are flexible with students’ schedules. 

  • From 2008‑2021, University of Iowa data shows that student employees are retained at a 4.30% higher clip than their non-working peers.

With less time to focus on academics, student workers struggle to graduate in four years and take much longer to finish their degree requirements.

Student employees don’t just keep up, but far exceed the University of Iowa graduation rate average at both the 4 and 6-year levels.

  • Since 2008, 4-year graduation rates for students who work on campus are at a 2.66% higher level than the university average.
  •  The 6-year graduation rates have an even more significant increase with student employees graduating at a 3.74% higher level.

It’s just a student job…….

Student jobs develop skills future employers want. The UI STEP (Student to Employed Professional) program prepares students to articulate those skills.



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Josh Frahm

Josh Frahm

Senior Associate Director, Student Employment Programs