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Researcher 4 Lab Manager

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID360355
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Researchers
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code8352R4
Employee ClassCivil Service
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About the Job

Summary of Position:
This is a position in the Mashek laboratory ( that studies the relationship between lipid metabolism and disease development. A primary emphasis is on lipid droplet biology in the context of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and aging. We utilize variety of methods [diet and genetic animal models, cell culture/biology, various microscopy approaches, various omics tools and standard biochemical tools (Westerns, qPCR, cloning, enzyme assays, etc.] to answer our research questions. This position will involve working closely with the PI to manage the laboratory and lead or assist others with ongoing projects.

Essential and Other Functions:
70% Research
Design, conduct, analyze experiments and report findings to PI or research team. Lead projects or contribute to larger team projects.

20% Laboratory Management
Oversee general laboratory organization including ordering, equipment management, and assistance in protocol writing.

10% Train students and laboratory personnel
Mentor and teach undergraduate students and more junior people in the laboratory.

All Required Qualifications Must Be Documented On Application MaterialsRequired Qualifications:
Master's degree and 2 years of related experience or a BS in biochemistry, physiology, or related biological field and four years of experience. Expertise in mouse genetics and husbandry and broad exposure/experience with basic biochemical and molecular laboratory techniques. Experience with project oversight, training students, and laboratory or people management. Excellent communication or organization skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those who have an interest in studying metabolic basis of diseases or have conducted research in this area.
About the Department

The department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics is committed to understanding the molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases and cancer; developing novel strategies in biocatalysis and biotechnology; and advancing knowledge through structural biology and molecular biophysics. We organize ourselves into research divisions with emphasis on , , and . We are housed in new buildings with state-of-the-art research and support facilities.

Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
  • with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro areaPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-8647.

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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