Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Position: This position is in a lab that is interested in retroviruses and a new and exciting research area – exosomes. The applicant will use various DNA and biochemical techniques to ask interesting questions in biology. Typical techniques used will be cell culture, PCR, qPCR, qRTPCR, DNA cloning, western blots, FACS etc.,
Essential and Other Functions: 40% Cell culture: (essential) This is required for viral vector production and for testing viral vectors
20% Recombinant DNA cloning and Protein analysis: (essential) Cloning and immunoblot analysis blot analysis
20% FACS analysis, ELISA and results recording: (essential) This requires use of cell analysis, analysis of vector quality and recording of results
10% Assist and supervise co-workers as needed and requested: (essential) Laboratory organization, cleaning, and equipment maintenance
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: A Researcher 1 is in the Civil Service Employment Group:https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2019_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7.pdf
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: BA/BS in biological sciences including course work in chemistry, biology, and molecular biology or a combination of education and work experience in a molecular biology research laboratory totaling four years in combination.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience of 2 years bench time with experience in tissue culture and with recombinant DNA techniques and protein analysis. Experience with flow cytometry.
Internal Number: 335025
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