The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) provides resources and support to researchers, scholars, and creators to forge new frontiers of discovery.

Through strategic initiatives, administrative and compliance infrastructure, and core facilities, we facilitate a thriving campus culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

OVPR at Career fair

Staff positions

The Office of the Vice President for Research, and its reporting units including the State Hygienic Laboratory, have a variety of open positions to support the broad research enterprise at the University of Iowa.

Josh Weiner and Paula Valino Ramos in a research lab

Faculty, Postdocs, and Research Interns

Home of the world-renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Driving Safety Research Institute, and one of America's best hospitals, The University of Iowa is a comprehensive public university committed to high-quality teaching, research, and service.

Contact the Recruiting Team

Sarah Tillman

Sarah Tillman

Associate HR Director
Kelli Haught

Kelli Haught

Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

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, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.


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  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.