The Laboratory of Medical Neuroscience and Chronobiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is looking for a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher. The laboratory is interested in 1) mRNA translation control mechanisms in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders; 2) molecular basis of circadian timekeeping in mammals. The PI webpage can be found here: https://biomedical.umn.edu/bio/biomedsci/ruifeng-cao. Recent publications can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=ruifeng+cao. Trainees will have opportunities to work with genetically modified mice and solve scientific problems utilizing a combination of molecular, cellular and behavioral approaches.
Salary will be commensurate with experience starting from $47,500 per annum. The State of Minnesota is one of the best states for family life. The city of Duluth is an inexpensive, seaport city located on the Lake Superior's shore with a variety of urban amenities.
Required Qualifications: - A recent PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience or related fields in biomedical sciences. - First-author publications.
Preferred Qualifications: - Experience in protein and RNA work, cellular signal transduction, and/or molecular neuroscience - Demonstrated expertise in techniques such as tissue culture, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, immunostaining, confocal microscopy, polysome profiling, ribosome profiling, qRT-PCR, ChIP-seq, RNA seq, electrophysiological recording (intracellular or whole-cell patch clamp), viral-mediated gene silencing and animal behavioral tests - Highly self-motivated, efficient, and well organized - Ability to work independently and within a team - Excellent scientific writing and communicating skills in English
Internal Number: 337509
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