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Post-Doctoral Associate in Cancer Care

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

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID344006

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyAcademic

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9546

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have received their PhD degrees in cell biology or related field and should have experience in cancer biology.
  • Experience in cell culture and mouse models
  • Excellent verbal and written skills are required
  • Track record of scientific publications Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with flow cytometry
    • Experience with immunofluorescence of cells and/or tissues, and imaging
    • Experience with basic molecular and cellular biology techniques including: nucleic acid preparation (DNA/RNA), PCR, qRT-PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry Job description:A breast cancer research lab is seeking a post-doctoral associate to join the laboratory focused on basic and translational breast cancer research. We use cell culture and animal models to examine molecular mechanisms regulating the development and progression of breast cancer with a specific focus on the tumor microenvironment. Candidates will be expected to independently design experimental protocols, and carryout experiments and interpret the results. Candidates will be expected to be coauthor and submit manuscripts and research grants as well as train and supervise graduate and undergraduate students and/or research technicians. Responsibilities
      • Independently create and plan experiments based on knowledge of the field, gained by researching the relevant literature, contacting other researchers in the field and collaboration with other labs
      • Perform experiments using methods created according to previously published methods or novel methods developed as needed
      • Analyze data collected from experiments, generate manuscript figures, write and edit manuscripts.
      • Review literature relating to research projects; assist in writing primary research articles, review articles, and grant proposals
      • Work collaboratively with others in the lab, train incoming new lab personnel in relevant experimental techniques 50% Conduct investigations or experiments in an assigned area to aid in the solution of a research problem
        • Maintain cell culture stocks
        • Examine the effects of various drugs or genetic modifications on cell culture growth, survival, migration and invasion in vitro and tumor growth in vivo
        • Perform DNA, RNA and protein analysis using PCR, RT-PCR, sequencing, immunoblot analysis, immunofluorescence/immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry 15% Actively participate in research efforts by exploring new possible approaches to problems or suggesting new interpretation of data
          • Review literature for alternative technical approaches and implement them in the lab
          • Contribute to discussions in weekly lab meetings regarding troubleshooting and implementation of new protocols related to projects being performed by others in the lab 15% Assist in modifying existing techniques and procedures or in developing new ones.
            • Analyze the data gathered from the experiments and troubleshoot each specific procedure as required
            • Assist and train other members of the laboratory, including undergraduate and graduate students, in proper experimental technique and in following protocols 15% Select and review literature relating to the assigned area. Assist in writing of technical reports and articles for publications. Discuss possible approaches to problems with supervisor
              • Discuss possible troubleshooting techniques based on literature review or meetings with other colleagues
              • Contribute to manuscript preparation by writing up experimental results and determining how they will contribute to the overall study
              • Review literature to incorporate into the manuscripts as background or discussion 5% Manage inventory of lab supplies
                • Maintain inventory of lab supplies, tissue culture supplies and stock chemicals
                • Maintain lab stocks of solutions and other general reagents The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:* Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave* Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans* Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts* Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums* Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition* Student loan forgiveness opportunity* Opportunities for growth and promotion* Employee Assistance Program

                  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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