Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Position: Primary responsibility for this position is to perform cell culture/molecular biology/mouse experiments to generate publication-quality data as well as preliminary data for grant applications. Minor duties include preparing common reagents, maintaining lab equipment and supplies, and helping mouse PCR genotyping.
Job Duties: 80% - Perform Experiments: Responsible for conducting cell culture/molecular biology experiments to generate publication quality data as well as preliminary data for grant applications. Keep detailed records of all experiments and procedures in laboratory notebooks and spreadsheets.
10% - Prepare Common Reagents and Maintaining Lab Supplies: Prepare cell culture media and common solutions for molecular biology experiments. Oversee the use of lab equipment/supplies, maintaining equipment and stocking up supplies as needed. Perform everyday tasks such as laboratory cleanup and removal of hazardous and chemical waste. Alternatively, direct undergrad students/volunteers to perform such duties.
10% - Assist Mouse Colony Maintenance: Maintain the list of mouse colony and tail and wean pups on a timely manner.
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
A Researcher 1 is part of the Civil Service Employment Group: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2019_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7.pdf
Required Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree with specialization in a natural science discipline, or education in the specific or related field of science and work experience related to the job totaling at least four years in combination, should provide the necessary background for this work.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Preferred Qualifications: An ideal candidate has strong academic record with a clear career goal in biomedical research (e.g., pursuing a Ph.D. in future). Priority will be given to applicants who are proficient in basic techniques including PCR, western blot, immuno-fluorescent staining, and/or flow cytometry.
Internal Number: 339071
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