Jobs

How to Apply

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

Researcher (Level 1)

Researcher (Level 1)

Job ID: 325492 
Job Title: Researcher 1
Location: Twin Cities
Part-Time

Qualifications

Required qualifications

  • BA/BS in Biology, Animal Science, or similar or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Experience of working with and caring for murine species is required.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills, multi-tasking abilities, and prioritization/organization
  • Ability to read, interpret, and carefully follow experimental protocols
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly responsible with excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience of mouse genotyping
  • Experience with record-keeping in a science-driven setting
  • General animal care and treatment experience

Responsibilities

  • Mouse genotyping including ear tag, tail biopsy, DNA isolation and PCR, multiple mouse colony breeding, breeding record maintaining/organization
  • Maintain accurate records of experiments, quality control records, and usage logs
  • Maintain a detailed notebook with case specific comments pertaining to quality of specimens.
  • General animal care and treatment
  • Attend and participate in weekly laboratory meetings and meetings with Principal Investigators to discuss progress and to develop work-plans

Researcher (Level 1)

Researcher (Level 1)

Job ID: 318533 
Job Title: Researcher 1
Location: Twin Cities
Full-Time

Qualifications

Required qualifications

  • BA/BS degree with a major in a biological science or a combination of education and work experience totaling four years.
  • Required research experience includes cell culture (preferably prior experience with culture of pluripotent stem cells), cell purification techniques (FACS and MACS), animal handling, and experience processing and analyzing tissues.
  • Basic computer skills are necessary (Excel, and Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Willingness to learn several advanced imaging software programs.
  • Strong problem solving skills are also required and the ability to maintain responsibility for multiple projects simultaneously is essential.
  • Candidate must have the ability to read, interpret, and carefully follow experimental protocols.

 

Responsibilities
90% - Candidate will be responsible for conducting research investigations in the area of stem cell research.

  • Analyze and interpret results of routine protocols to ensure optimal quality and consistency.
  • Organize and maintain lab records including specimen intake standard protocols, instruction manuals, maintenance and quality control logs, and specimen logs.
  • Develop working knowledge of effective troubleshooting techniques for difficult and unusual specimens in all aspects of lab service.
  • Maintain a detailed notebook, type results, reports, and/or enter preliminary results including making case specific comments pertaining to quality of specimens and/or interpretation of results.

 

10% - Attend and participate in weekly laboratory meetings,

  • Meeting with Principle Investigators to discuss progress and to develop work-plans Interact with collaborators through oral and written communication to provide customized services, technical assistance, training, and troubleshooting;
  • Must practice safe work habits at all times, be knowledgeable about and adhere to university policies and procedures and complete required training as necessary.

 

 

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

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