Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A Research 3 position is open in the Contreras-Galindo lab at the Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Masonic Cancer Center. This role will perform an important task of the research group that investigates the function of repetitive areas of the human genome. The group has a special interest in centromere genomics. The centromere is the structural unit responsible for the correct segregation of chromosomes during cell division. Destabilization of centromere function results in chromosomal mis-segregation and instability, hallmarks of fibrosis, cancers and birth defects. Our laboratory is investigating the structure and evolution of centromere sequences, the epigenetic interactions of chromatin factors that modulate centromere function on centromere sequences, and the role these elements play in chromosome segregation and genome instability in non-disjunction disorders, cancers, and fibrosis.
This position role performs tests and procedures, sets up and operates equipment, collects and stores data, and perform analysis in a molecular biology lab setting. This position performs techniques in molecular biology like PCR, RT-PCR, Real Time PCR, DNA, RNA and protein purification, western blotting, ELISA, sequencing, cell culture, transfection, functional studies, cloning, and fluorescent microscopy, and preparing buffer and solutions.
Required Qualifications: BA/BS in Biology or related field, plus at least four years of lab experience or advanced degree plus two years of lab experience or a combination or related education and work experience to equal eight years. Ability to work independently with minimal oversight from PI Demonstrated excellent writing, communication, and computer skills Demonstrated excellent interpersonal relations with other lab personnel Organizational skills, data, and inventory management
Preferred Qualifications: General research lab experience for 3-4 years Previous work with molecular biology techniques and tissue culture Additional Experience in cytogenetics is a plus Additional Experience in Next Generation Sequencing is a plus
Internal Number: 332279
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