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Post-Doctoral Associate

University of Minnesota
United States, Minnesota, Saint Paul
May 09, 2024
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About the Job

Duties include participating in the design and implementation of collaborative research studies; generating, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data; assisting with manuscript and grant preparation; and maintaining scientific logs and records.

70% Research: Various experimental approaches involving small animals; flow cytometry; tissue culture; protein and RNA/DNA analyses; immunohistology; isolation and analysis of leukocytes and other cells/tissues from humans and animals; reagent generation; collaborations with others.
20% Lab managerial duties: Training lab personnel, lab maintenance, animal maintenance, overseeing logs, miscellaneous duties.
10% Computer-based data entry and analyses; data recording; oral and written data presentations.


Required Qualifications:
PhD degree or an equivalent degree by start date and have a research background in leukocyte biology, immunology, cancer biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related fields. Experience working with small animals (mice), flow cytometry, and molecular/cell biology. Strong communication and writing skills are necessary.
Experience is desired in the use of cell culture, protein and RNA/DNA analyses/manipulations, tumor models, cell signaling processes, manuscript/grant preparation, and statistical data analyses.

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-UOHR (8647).

Please contact Dr. Bruce Walcheck (walch003@umn.edu) with questions and application instructions. Applications should include an up to date CV, relevant publications, a brief statement of research interests and goals, and a list of at least 3 references.


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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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