Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A Researcher 1 position is available in the Bold Lab, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. The Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine seeks an enthusiastic candidate with a passion for biomedical science and human health to join a newly founded research group. The overall focus of our work is to contribute to and support the UMN clinical research response to Covid-19. The position is full time (40 hours per week) with benefits. Duties/Responsibilities • 50% - Research o Primary duties and responsibilities will include processing of biological samples from patients with Covid-19. o Projects include assisting with the development of protocols to handle the patient samples in a safe manner that ensures the integrity of downstream applications. o Training with work at biosafety level 2+ precautions will be provided. o The overall focus of our work is to support the ongoing clinical research efforts related to Covid-19 at UMN. • 25% - Laboratory maintenance o Ensure adequate storage conditions and maintain records for banked samples o Maintenance of laboratory equipment • 25% - Administrative tasks o Management of the lab inventory and day to day orders o Maintenance of biosafety procedures and administrative records o Assistance with writing institutional protocols and manuscripts.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications • BS/BA; or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years in biological sciences or a related field with at least one year of consecutive or combined research experience • General experience in basic bench laboratory biological research techniques, specifically at biosafety level 2 • Excellent communication and organizational skills • Proficiency in written and verbal communication skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications • Desire to contribute to a team environment • Ability to work independently, problem-solve, and multi-task
Preferred Qualifications • Capacity for supervisory experience and potential to train other researchers • Targeted experience in molecular biology methods, including E. coli culture, cloning, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and analysis of Sanger DNA sequencing results • Targeted experience in basic immunological methods, such as ELISA and western blotting • Experience with or willingness to learn mammalian tissue culture, and both BSL-2+, as well as BSL-3 technical skills including work with samples potentially containing SARS-CoV-2.
Internal Number: 336435
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.