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Lab Manager-Researcher 2 - Department of Pharmacology

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID361702
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Researchers
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Regular/TemporaryRegular
Job Code8352R2
Employee ClassCivil Service
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About the Job


in the Department of Pharmacology is looking for a Lab Manager to join his team.Professor Li is a leading researcher in the coronavirus entry field, having determined many structures of coronavirus spike proteins and discovered the molecular events that lead to coronavirus entry into host cells. His research has been one of the major driving forces behind what we now know about receptor recognition and cell entry of coronaviruses. Moreover, he has developed structure-based strategies for vaccine design and drug development. His research provides foundational knowledge for the field of coronaviruses.Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Professor Li's research has elucidated how the pandemic virus infects cells while evading immunity. He has also been deciphering the evolution of COVID-19 variants. His research has laid foundations for vaccine and therapeutic developments.Currently, Professor Li and his team are working on the development of innovative therapeutics to combat COVID-19, as well as improving the drug discovery process. In the long term, he aims to apply the scientific discoveries he has made in the field of coronaviruses to the treatment of other viral infections and human diseases.
Duties and Responsibilities:

The distribution of effort between administration and research may vary based on lab needs.

80% - Lab Operations
* Manage and prepare labs by purchasing appropriate equipment and supplies.
* Update inventories of supplies, ordering common chemicals and reagents for the laboratory.
* Perform everyday tasks such as laboratory cleanup, replenishing supplies, removing hazardous and chemical waste.
* Schedule meetings that are vital to the success of the lab.
* Assist with various administrative duties related to the functioning of the laboratory.

20% - Research
* Perform molecular biology and protein biochemistry experiments to study virus entry into host cells.
* Assist in designing research projects; independently plan and perform complex, multi-step experiments; record all experimental protocols and data; organize and interpret experimental results.
Qualifications


All required qualifications must be included in the application materialsMinimum required qualifications:
* Bachelor's degree (in biology or related biological science fields, preferred) and one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal five years.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* The ability to work independently and to think critically
* Excellent organizational skills
* Enthusiasm, creativity and motivation to learn

Preferred Qualifications:
* Master's degree in biology or related field
* Experience in the following areas: molecular cloning, cell culture, and protein purification.

About the Department


The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota is one of six basic science departments in the . The well-funded research programs of our focus on understanding and developing better treatments for cancer, addiction and the opioid crisis, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, and metabolic syndrome. We also offer an undergraduate , oversee the , teach fundamental principles of pharmacology to students in professional degree programs (MD, DDS, and MD/PhD), and provide individualized training experiences for our strong community of . Our past trainees are now applying their skills to impactful careers in academia, medicine, industry, government, law, and regulatory oversight. We are proud of our role in preparing the next generation of scientists for rewarding careers in the health sciences and related professions, and for the various other ways we give back to our community.
Benefits


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 employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-8647.
    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:
    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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