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Researcher 2: Integrative Biology and Physiology

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Closing date
Jan 30, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Biology, Grant Writing
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Employment Type
Full time
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Job ID344802 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyResearch-Researchers Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code8352R2 Employee ClassCivil Service

About the Job

Job Duties:
80% - Research:
Perform a variety of structured lab research assignments and molecular analyses (working with RNA and molecular cloning) and protein biochemistry techniques (i.e. western blotting, IP, and ChIP), histology (cryo and microtome sectioning and immunohistochemistry), cell culture, flow cytometry, and animal studies
Maintain a transgenic mouse colony, including basic husbandry, genotyping, and assistance with tissue harvesting and in vivo experiments in mice.

20% - Lab Administration:
Reagent ordering/preparation for your related research
Participate in lab duty rotations
Train new lab members
Data analyses, assist in manuscript/grant writing

About the Lab:

Cellular metabolism fuels all biological processes. Metabolic dysfunction underlies the basis of many diseases including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, and aging. Systemic homeostasis is achieved through coordinated metabolic regulation among different cells and multiple tissues & organs. The long-term goal of the Ruan laboratory is to elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying the intercellular communication in metabolic and immune systems.

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All required qualifications must be documented on application materials

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree and one year of related experience, or a combination of education and experience to equal five years.
  • Prior hands-on lab experience with animals, cell culture, and molecular biology techniques.
  • Inquisitive, motivated, organized (able to recognize and prioritize work) and responsible.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to those who have education background in Immunology/Inflammation and experience with flow cytometry.

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.

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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.

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.

All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to either attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to comply with the University's testing requirement. To learn more please visit:

In the coming weeks the University will move from attestation to requiring all faculty and staff systemwide to submit proof of vaccination.

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

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Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists


Bachelor's Degree


1 to 20+ years
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