Jobs

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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

Researcher (level 6)

Researcher (level 6)

Job ID: 334624 

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

Qualifications

Required 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.
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications: 
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience developing scientific protocols and scientific writing.

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

Documenting Experimental Data

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 the Principal Investigator. You will be required to present an independent review of relevant scientific literature for ongoing projects and discussions of possible new experimental approaches with laboratory colleagues and the principal Investigator. In addition, you will be required to present regular presentations of scientific data and significant contribution to the preparation of manuscripts.

Postdoctoral Associate

Postdoctoral Associate

4 Current Openings
 

Job ID: 333763

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

Qualifications

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in any biological/biomedical field, or an MD.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good writing skills.
  • Strong first author publications.
About the Job

To work on skeletal muscle development and cell therapies from experimental teratomas.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Designing and executing cell biological or genetic experiments relating to (position 1: in vivo development of tissue-specific stem cells within experimental teratomas, position 2: sex hormone control of skeletal muscle stem cell biology). 60%
  2. Documenting procedures and experimental data, including writing summary reports on results of work and discussing results with laboratory colleagues and Principal Investigator. You will berequired 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. 25%
  3. Drafting and editing manuscripts for submission to scientific journals and preparing grant applications. 15%

Job ID: 333833

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

Qualifications

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in any biological/biomedical field, or an MD.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Good writing skills.
  • Strong first author publications.
About the Job

To study mechanisms of sex hormone regulation of skeletal muscle stem cells. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Designing and executing cell biological or genetic experiments relating to (position 1: in vivo development of tissue-specific stem cells within experimental teratomas, position 2: sex hormone control of skeletal muscle stem cell biology). 60%
  2. Documenting procedures and experimental data, including writing summary reports on results of work and discussing results with laboratory colleagues and Principal Investigator. You will berequired 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. 25%
  3. Drafting and editing manuscripts for submission to scientific journals and preparing grant applications. 15%

Job ID: 334366

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

Qualifications

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD and/or MD degree; and
  • Postdoctoral/predoctoral research training in cardiac physiology and/or mitochondrial biology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in cardiac electrophysiology, Ca2+ imaging, confocal microscopy, and in vivo cardiovascular disease models.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to publish in English language peer-reviewed journals.
About the Job

Post-Doctoral Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jin O-Uchi at the Lillehei Heart Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN (https://www.heart.umn.edu/). O-Uchi lab is seeking one highly motivated Post-Doctoral Associate with an interest in cardiac ion channel physiology and mitochondrial biology. Our research aims to explore the detailed mechanism underlying the cardiac excitation and contraction/metabolism coupling by Ca2+ ion in the normal and disease hearts. Specifically, we are investigating the significance of adrenergic signaling in heart and its regulation of cardiac ion channel/transporters. The research projects at O-Uchi lab are currently supported by, NIH/NHLBI, AHA, and other private foundations.

The interdisciplinary LHI is home to scientists, physician-scientists and students investigating molecular mechanisms of cardiac disease, with focal areas in cardiac regenerative medicine, cardiac hypertrophy and failure, ischemia/reperfusion, arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. 35% Designing & Conducting Experiments
    The Post-Doctoral Associate will be expected to study the role of adrenergic signaling on mitochondrial Ca2+ influx mechanism in the normal and disease hearts using novel mitochondria-targeted biosensors for Ca2+, ATP, and ROS measurements. The candidate will have unique opportunities to carry out interdisciplinary research, which cover cardiac physiology, molecular biology and ion channel biophysics to address biologically and clinically significant questions.
  2. 35% Collaborate, Implement, and Analyze Experiments
    Utilize multidisciplinary techniques such as gene transfer, Western blot, patch clamping and confocal imaging are routinely applied to isolated cardiac mitochondria, single live cells, tissues, and in vivo preparations.
  3. 30% Documenting Experimental Data
    Maintain 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. Post-Doctoral Associate 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.

Job ID: 334425

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

Qualifications

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD required
  • Expertise with molecular biological-biochemistry and cellular techniques, the use of transgenesis and knockout technologies, and morphological analyses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience developing scientific protocols and scientific writing.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. 50% Designing & Conducting Experiments
    The Post-Doctoral Associate will be responsible for designing and conducting NIH-funded research experiments pertaining to the role of transcription factor mediated networks to direct cardiomyocyte proliferation and regeneration, the fate of stem and hiPS cells to a mesodermal and cardiomyocyte fate and conducting research in the areas of transcriptional regulation of cardiac progenitors, transcriptional regulation of myogenic stem cells.
  2. 50% Documenting Experimental data
    Maintain detailed documentation of procedures and experimental data. This involves analyses of data, writing summary reports on results of work and discussing results with laboratory colleagues and the Principal Investigator. Present an independent review of relevant scientific literature for ongoing projects and discussions of possible new experimental approaches with laboratory colleagues and the principal Investigator. In addition, Post-Doctoral Associate will be required present regular presentations of scientific data and significant contribution to the preparation of manuscripts.