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Researcher 3 - Provenzano Lab

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353318
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Researchers
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code8352R3
Employee ClassCivil Service
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A highly motivated technician researcher (Researcher 3) is sought to join the Provenzano laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis MN. Our laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which the extracellular matrix and stromal and immune cell populations influence cancer progression. As a fully integrating engineering and biology, we are particularly interested in how these factors influence disease progression to metastasis and resistance to therapeutic intervention in breast and pancreas cancer, and develop new therapeutic approaches. To answer these fundamental questions we rely heavily on genetically engineered mouse models and transgenic mice. In addition, we utilize imaging, cell culture, and cell and molecular biology techniques. This represents an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to work and learn in a tight-knit team and directly contribute to the study of relevant problems in cancer.The researcher must be able to work independently. Primary responsibilities will be focused on laboratory management and our mouse colony. The researcher will assist with the general management, organization, and function of the laboratory, investigate and evaluate vendors and products for consumable reagents and specialized lab equipment, maintain lab inventories and assist others in safety and maintenance of equipment and supplies. For the mouse colony, the researcher's work will include executing breeding strategies, mouse husbandry, tagging and weening, genotyping, and performing necropsies to obtain tissues for histology and establishing cell lines (experience in these areas is preferred). Work may also involve the maintenance and study of primary cell lines, the isolation of DNA, RNA, and proteins, immunohistochemistry, and flow cytometry. The ability to multi-task with precise attention to detail is particularly critical.Research - 70%
Lab Management - 30%

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Biomedical Engineering or Cell and Molecular Biology or similarly related biology fields, and two years of related experience or a combination of education and work experience to equal six years.Preferred Qualifications:
    • Strong analytical and technical skills with research and/or laboratory experience in the appropriate field.
    • Experience in basic cell and molecular biology techniques and mouse handling and genotyping.
      About the Department

      This position is located in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is an undergraduate and graduate degree granting academic and research unit within the College of Science & Engineering. BME has 22 faculty, eight full-time administrative staff, and a combined undergraduate and graduate program made up of almost 700 students.At the Department of Biomedical Engineering, we:
      • Value diversity and recognize the importance of uplifting diverse and underrepresented perspectives.
      • Are dedicated to continuous education and growth in our personal and collective understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
      • Strive to identify policies and practices in our department and in our field that undermine diversity, equity, and inclusion, and take responsive action to correct them.
      • Are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where we welcome, support, and advance the career aspirations of all members of the BME community, past, present, and future.Our mission:
        • Conduct pioneering, high-impact research spanning basic science to clinical and technological application.
        • Educate the next generation of trailblazers who will define new paths based on fundamental training and emerging knowledge.
        • Foster an inclusive community that supports the growth and learning of all members.
        • Accelerate and augment impact through our unique proximity to the biomedical industry and adjacent clinical medicine.

          Working at the UniversityAt 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 costPlease 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-UOHR (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.

            Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
            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.

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