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Researcher 2- Department of Urology

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID356644
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Researchers
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code8352R2
Employee ClassCivil Service
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About the Job

Job Duties: (The following description does not include all possible tasks in this work and does not limit the assignment of related tasks in this position.)
75% - Carry out complex, multi-step laboratory procedures employing a wide range of methods through the instruction of the PI and senior researchers. Experiments utilizing these procedures will be performed to understand and define the quantitative and qualitative changes occurring within the adaptive immune system during sepsis. The candidate will design experiments, select and adapt instruments and methods to meet the requirements of the laboratory protocols and experimental objectives.
Maintenance of a small mouse colony, including screening of transgenic/knockout mice.
Tabulate and graph data, and maintain an electronic laboratory notebook detailing all procedures and results. Use data to prepare written and oral progress reports to the PI and research group at weekly lab meetings.

20% - General laboratory responsibilities including: ordering supplies, organizing and stocking supplies, maintaining equipment and apparatus, organizing and cleaning laboratory workspaces, preparing common reagents, assisting in generating SOPs, and assisting the PI in ensuring adherence to bio-safety level 2 requirements, including hazardous and chemical waste removal.

5% - Review literature as suggested by the PI. Select relevant facts, techniques and procedures from the literature. Summarize findings from the literature and periodically presents these findings at weekly lab meetings.

All required qualifications must be documented on application materialsRequired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or related field plus one year of lab experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal 5 years.
  • Experience working with research animals and working knowledge of animal models of disease, including experience with survival surgeries and use of experimental pathogens
  • Flow cytometry expertise (sample preparation for 12+ colors, data acquisition and analysis)
  • Ability to manage collected data electronically using Excel or other graphics/mathematics software, and interpret collected dataPreferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with a range of molecular biology techniques such as PCR, Western Blot
    • Experience with immunoassays including ELISA, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence
    • Cell culture experience including sterile technique
    • Experience managing mouse colonies and screening of transgenic/knockout mice.
    • Familiarity with general laboratory duties (reagent preparation, chemical inventories, lab safety, equipment maintenance)
      About the Department

      To learn more about the Department of Urology, please visit:

      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-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.
        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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