Researcher 2 - Microbiology & Immunology

University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 05, 2021
Biology, Modeling
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.


Required Qualifications (must be mentioned on application and/or resume): Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences and one year of professional experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal five years.

Candidates must have experience working in a research laboratory environment.

About the Job

40% Research and data analysis: Individual will conduct complex, multi-step laboratory procedures using animal models of cancer to support a fast paced lab based on written protocols or oral instruction using molecular biological, immunological, mouse modeling and cell and molecular techniques.

Individual will be expected to select and adapt methods to meet specific research needs and to assist in development of new laboratory techniques. Individual must be able to learn and employ a wide variety of experimental techniques including but not limited to T cell proliferation assays, PCR, electrophoresis, tissue culture, transformation, cloning, transduction and establishing new primary cancer cell lines.

Individual will maintain multiple mouse breeding colonies. Research with animals will involved multiday-long experiments as well as daily health checks during experiments. In addition, animals must be handled under bio-hazard conditions to fulfill research goals.

Individual is expected to maintain a detailed notebook, tabulate and graph data, and interpret results on all procedures.

Individual will be expected to read relevant scientific literature as suggested by the investigation and to identify relevant facts, techniques, and procedures from the primary literature.

60% Laboratory Management: Individual will be responsible for the oversight, operation and maintenance of equipment, developing and implementing protocols, data management and analysis, creation and maintenance of lab strain archives, ensuring lab safety, ordering, and assistance in the preparation of data for meetings, manuscripts and grants. Individual will confer with other laboratory personnel in drafting work schedules and plans for execution of complex laboratory studies. Individual will train new laboratory personnel and provide technical support and guidance.

Individual will work with PI to maintain laboratory regulatory compliance.

Individual will support PI laboratory and scientific management responsibilities.

About the Department

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a community of scholars committed to discovering and disseminating knowledge about the microbial world. Our faculty's interests and expertise encompass some of the most exciting areas of contemporary microbiology and immunology, ranging from the physiology and development of microorganisms, the molecular pathogenesis of infections, and fundamental aspects of immunity.

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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.

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To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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Background Check Information

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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.

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
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match
  • Disability and employer paid life insurance
  • 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

For more information regarding benefits:

https://humanresources.umn. edu/sites/humanresources.umn. edu/files/2020_tcd-cslr-75100- ben-0105-7_cs_final.pdf

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