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Post-Doctoral Associate in Transplant Research

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays
United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
May 15, 2024
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Postdoctoral Research Associate (9546)

The Adams Laboratory has an opening for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with a background in immunology and strong interest in translational research. This position will work under the direction and day-to-day supervision of Dr. Andrew Adams & Dr. Neal Iwakoshi in the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School. This position will have an anticipated length of 3-years and will focus in on one or more areas of investigation of our lab. Those areas are (1) costimulation blockade and costimulation independent rejection (2) allotransplantation (3) xenotransplantation (4) transplant diagnostics (5) transplant outcomes. The focus of the translational research project will be to develop novel cellular and molecular therapies to prevent graft rejection and induce immune transplant tolerance



  • PhD, MD or MD/PhD or equivalent is required with experience in cell/molecular biology or immunology.
  • The candidate should have demonstrated initiative and motivation
  • Ability to critically analyze data and work independently.
  • Must have knowledge of research and experimental platforms and be able to present and discuss data in a clear and comprehensive manner.
  • The candidate should also have demonstrated experience managing and leading teams.
  • Developing collaborations, protocols and training other team member
  • Ability to show a record of publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The Postdoctoral Research Associate will perform a wide range of highly technical and complex research duties to advance basic and/or translational research programs. The preferred candidate has experience in human immunology and/or immunology in preclinical animal models. Expertise in immunological cellular and molecular methods, advanced flow cytometry, cell sorting, and cell culture/differentiation are highly desired although not required.

About the Department

To learn more about the Department of Surgery, please visit: https://med.umn.edu/surgery


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 Regents Tuition Benefit Program
  • 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 cost
  • Employee Transit Pass with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro area

Please 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 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).


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.

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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