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All applications must be made through the University of Minnesota Careers website. To apply for one of the positions listed below, make note of the Job ID number and use it to search for the position on the careers website: humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

Current Job Openings

Research Associate (level 6)

Research Associate (level 6)

Job ID: 315045 
Job Title: Researcher 6
Location: Twin Cities
Full-Time

Qualifications

Required qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications: M.S. or Ph.D. (Embryology, Molecular Biology, Histopathology, or related discipline is preferred). Outstanding expertise in transgenic technologies, somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) in large animals, and molecular biology required.

About the Job
Research experience in SCNT, transgenesis, developmental biology, and molecular biology laboratories and solid experience in skeletal muscle and cardiovascular research, metabolomics, and proteomics, as demonstrated by multiple research publications in major journals in these fields are required.
Special consideration will be given to individuals with expertise using SCNT and transgenic technologies.

Responsibilities:
Perform SCNT, in vitro embryonic cultures, gene editing and helping to promote scientific efforts focused on xenotransplantation and analysis of chimeric embryos.
Studies will be undertaken to address the following:

  • SCNT of animal model systems
  • Gene editing
  • In vitro culture analysis of early embryos
  • Molecular biology (RNA/DNA, qPCR, transfections, etc.)
  • Animal studies
  • Morphological analysis

Researcher will be expected to:

  • Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of research studies
  • Train and supervise data collection personnel
  • Design, organize, and implement project database
  • Analyze data
  • Collaborate on reports and publication of findings

Junior Scientist

Junior Scientist

Job ID: 315112
Job Title: Researcher 1
Location: Twin Cities
Full-Time

Qualifications

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology or a related field of science or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques.
  • Documented basic knowledge in genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology with related course works.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of research lab experience in molecular biology techniques.
  • The ability/experience designing and constructing plasmid vectors and analyzing DNA sequences with web-based programs (BLAST and Pubmed).
  • Proven ability to meticulously and accurately record experiments in lab notebooks.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques, PCR, cell/tissue culture, mouse husbandry, sectioning for histology, immunohistochemistry, biochemical analysis of protein expression.
  • Experience of gene editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 technology will be given high preference.
About the Job

Duties/Responsibilities:
We are seeking a highly self-motivated and organized individual for a Researcher 1 position to join our group of researchers studying heart and muscle regeneration. The research of the laboratory focuses on identifying genes that are involved in the development and regeneration processes. This individual will work closely with a senior member of the laboratory and assist with the experiments and animal husbandry.

  • 40% Molecular biology
  • Design primers for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and run PCR, purify DNA and RNA, construct plasmid vectors, prepare plasmids with miniprep and midiprep and analyze DNA sequences.
  • 40% Cell biology
  • Culture of stem cells, induce differentiation of stem cells, plasmid transfection.
  • 20% General lab maintenance
  • Make solutions and gels for electrophoresis, organize reagents and chemicals, write and organize lab manuals and other lab maintenance jobs as needed.

Junior Scientist

Junior Scientist

Job ID: 315427
Job Title: Researcher 1
Location: Twin Cities
Full-Time

Qualifications

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology or a related field of science or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques.
  • Basic knowledge in genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology with related course works.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of research lab experience in molecular biology techniques.
  • The ability/experience designing and constructing plasmid vectors and analyzing DNA sequences with web-based programs (BLAST and Pubmed).
  • Proven ability to meticulously and accurately record experiments in lab notebooks.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques, PCR, cell/tissue culture, mouse husbandry, sectioning for histology, immunohistochemistry, biochemical analysis of protein expression.
  • Experience of gene editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 technology will be given high preference.
About the Job

Duties/Responsibilities:
We are seeking a highly self-motivated and organized individual for a Researcher 1 position to join our group of researchers studying heart and muscle regeneration. The research of the laboratory focuses on identifying genes that are involved in the development and regeneration processes. This individual will work closely with a senior member of the laboratory and assist with experiments primarily focusing on gene editing.

40% Molecular biology:
Design primers for PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and run PCR, purify DNA and RNA, construct plasmid vectors, prepare plasmids with miniprep and midiprep and analyze DNA sequences.

40% Cell biology:
Culture of stem cells, induce differentiation of stem cells, plasmid transfection.

20% General lab maintenance:
Make solutions and gels for electrophoresis, organize reagents and chemicals, write and organize lab manuals and other lab maintenance jobs as needed.

Postdoctoral Associate

Postdoctoral Associate

Job ID: 315513
Job Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Location: Twin Cities
Full-Time

Qualifications

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D required.  Expertise with molecular biological-biochemistry techniques, gene editing technologies, the use of transgenesis and knockout technologies will be required for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience developing scientific protocols and scientific writing. Submit excellent letters of recommendation.

About the Job

Duties/Responsibilities:

You will also be responsible for designing and conducting NIH-funded research experiments pertaining to the role of transcription factor mediated networks to direct the fate of stem and iPS cells to a mesodermal fate (i.e. cardiac, endothelial, skeletal muscle); and conducting research in the areas of transcriptional regulation of cardiac progenitors, transcriptional regulation of myogenic stem cells.

You are expected to collaborate with other laboratory scientists and outside scientific partners in the design, implementation, and analysis of experiments. As required, you will be expected to prepare manuscripts for submission to scientific journals and present at scientific meetings. You will be expected to apply and receive funding from sponsored research grants (NIH, AHA, industry, etc.).

Detailed documentation of procedures and experimental data is expected. This involves analyses of data, writing summary reports on results of work and discussing results with laboratory colleagues and Principal Investigator. You will be required to present independent review of relevant scientific literature for ongoing projects and discussions of possible new experimental approaches with laboratory colleagues and principal Investigator. In addition, you will be required to present regular presentations of scientific data and significant contribution to the preparation of manuscripts.

The Lillehei Heart Institute is a premier institute at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with state-of-the-art technologies and core facilities focused on the molecular regulation of myogenesis, stem cell and regenerative biology. Interested applicants should apply online to Daniel J. Garry, MD, PhD, Director of Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota and include curriculum vitae, statement of interest and names of three references. Candidates must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota by the start date.

Research Associate (level 4)

Research Associate (level 4)

Job ID: 315550 
Job Title: Researcher 4
Location: Twin Cities
Full-Time

Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • BS/BA and 4 years of related experience or MS/MA and 2 years of related experience with outstanding expertise in either transgenic technologies, somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) in large animals, and molecular biology.
  • Research experience in SCNT, transgenesis, developmental biology, and molecular biology laboratories and solid experience in skeletal muscle and cardiovascular research, metabolomics, and proteomics, as demonstrated by multiple research projects successfully performed and/or publications in major journals in these fields are required.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. (Embryology, Molecular Biology, Histopathology, or related discipline is preferred).
  • Special consideration will be given to individuals with expertise using SCNT and transgenic technologies.

About the Job
Responsibilities:

Perform SCNT, in vitro embryonic cultures, gene editing and helping to promote scientific efforts focused on xenotransplantation and analysis of chimeric embryos.  Studies will be undertaken to address the following:

  • SCNT of animal model systems
  • Gene editing & transgenesis
  • In vitro culture analysis of early embryos
  • Molecular biology (RNA/DNA, qPCR, transfections, etc.)
  • Animal studies
  • Morphological analysis

Researcher will be expected to:

  • Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of research studies
  • Train and supervise data collection personnel
  • Design, organize, and implement project database
  • Analyze data
  • Collaborate on reports and publication of findings