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Post-Doctoral Associate - Cell Physiology/Biology

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

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Post-doctoral Associate - Cell Physiology/Biology
Department of Animal Science
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

Position Overview
Assignments and expectations while working on during the first year with Dr. O'Grady in the Department of Animal Science of the University of Minnesota. These are based on current funded projects.

Responsibilities
1. Measuring in vitro digestibility, fermentation and gas production of various diets containing indigestible protein and fiber. In addition, the person will collect samples for microbiota metagenomic analysis and possibly metabolomic analyses. You will help in running the assays and analyzing the data and writing the final report.
2. Measuring the survival of African swine fever virus surrogate (EhV) during pepsin and pancreatin in vitro assays. This task includes assisting in virus growth, quantification, and preparation for in vitro assays, running in vitro assays with pepsin-pancreatin, data analysis and interpretation.
3. Assisting in bioinformatics analysis of partly collected dataset from transcriptome, microbiome, and animal performance.
4. Finally, in coordination with your supervisor, seek potential new projects to fund new research based on mutual interest, we want to listen to your ideas and motivations.

Qualifications





Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Cell Biology/Biochemistry/Physiology or related discipline.
  • Cell culture experience with human or animal cells including techniques for cell transfection.
  • Experience with molecular techniques such as western blotting, RNA/DNA isolation, qRT-PCR, ELISA assays and immunocytochemistry.Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with fluorescence microscopy and/or confocal imaging.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Organizational skills related to maintaining laboratory records and protocol documentation.

      About the Department





      Department Overview
      The Department of Animal Science is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellent research, teaching, and extension programs in animal agriculture and animal biology. Our faculty members have received national recognition for the quality of their classroom instruction and attention to student needs and concerns. www.ansci.umn.edu College Overview
      The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is composed of 13 academic departments, 10 research and outreach centers across Minnesota, plus the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Bell Museum, and dozens of interdisciplinary centers that span the college, the university, and the globe. CFANS offers thirteen undergraduate majors and thirteen graduate majors, three pre-major/pre-professional programs and 23 minors for undergraduate students. Undergraduate enrollment in the college is about 2000 students. CFANS students are well-prepared for a diverse, multicultural workforce through the college's emphasis on experiential, interdisciplinary, and intercultural learning; internships and global perspectives.

      At CFANS, we aim to inspire minds, nourish people, and enhance the natural environment, and we believe that's only possible if everyone feels seen, heard and respected. Our College embraces equity and diversity and prioritizes purpose-driven scientific discovery in order for us to build a better tomorrow, together. We align with the University of Minnesota in providing 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.

      Benefits





      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 Regents Scholarship
      • 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) opportunity
      • Financial counseling services
      • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website 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 have 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. This position will remain open until filled.For questions regarding this position, please contact: Scott O'Grady, 612-624-3767, ograd001@umn.edu.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

        Diversity





        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: http://diversity.umn.edu.

        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: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

        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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