Researcher 1 - Integrative Biology & Physiology

University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


All required qualifications must be documented on application material

Required Qualifications
BS/BA in basic science, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years.
Willingness to work with mice in a research setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated attention to details and organization
Ability to perform basic laboratory calculations
Experience performing molecular biology techniques (PCR and cloning)
Basic understanding of cardiac physiology.

About the Job

Job Duties
50% - Mouse colony management: Maintain records of mouse breeding, collect samples for genotyping, perform genotyping, and monitor colony experimental assignments.

40% - Perform experiments to understand dystrophic cardiomyopathy. These will include development of molecular tools, enzyme assays, and other biochemical studies.

10% - Assist with various regulatory requirements in the laboratory and participate in reviewing grants and manuscripts.

About the Department

We are a dynamic and growing medical school basic science department that values excellence, innovation, diversity, inclusion and impact as cornerstones to biomedical research and education.

We aspire to be the leading research and education physiology program in the country.

Our research vision is focused on mechanistic studies of the cardiovascular system, including muscle, and in obesity, diabetes and metabolism. We expressly integrate new knowledge discoveries from genes and molecules to the whole organism, with impact and relevance to human health.

How To Apply

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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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