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Lab Scientist in Cancer Research (Researcher 2)

Application Procedure:

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Job Duties

Responsibilities

  • Execute experiments using methods created according to previously published methods or novel methods developed as needed
  • Analyze data collected from experiments. Synthesize data in easily readable format and prepare graphs, charts, tables and reports of data
  • Review literature relating to research projects; assist in writing technical reports for publication, deliverable/summary reports, and research proposals
  • Confer with other lab personnel in drafting work schedules and plans for execution of the more complex laboratory studies

60% Research Projects

  • Cell culture: maintenance of cell lines, execute experiments with cells, endpoints include harvest of cells for nucleic acids or protein and in vitro functional/phenotypic assays such as proliferation, 3-D culture growth, and migration.
  • Animal experiments: performing mammary tumor studies using mouse models; harvest of tissues from adult mice; processing of harvested tissues for nucleic acid, protein, microscopy or flow cyometry
  • Analyze data and prepare written descriptions and graphical illustrations for discussion with PI
  • Troubleshoot methods and techniques
  • Review scientific literature and technical documents

20% mouse colony maintenance

  • Maintain mouse lines, including breeding, weaning, tagging, and PCR genotyping as necessary
  • Follow IACUC approved mouse protocols

15% lab maintenance

  • Maintenance of laboratory safety records
  • Ordering of supplies and reagents

5% Teaching:

  • Assist in the training of incoming lab members, including undergraduate students

Job Qualifications

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences plus one year of research experience, or an equivalent combination of education and research experience to equal five years
  • Experience with mouse models and cell culture
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication and ability to maintain adequate laboratory records

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with flow cytometry
  • Experience with immunofluorescence of cells and/or tissues, and imaging
  • Experience with basic molecular and cellular biology techniques including: nucleic acid preparation (DNA/RNA), PCR, qRT-PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry

Institution Description

Job description:

A breast cancer research lab is seeking a research professional to join the laboratory focused on basic and translational breast cancer research. We use cell culture and mouse models of breast cancer to examine molecular mechanisms regulating the development and progression of breast cancer. Main experimental techniques include flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence, quantitative RT-PCR, western blotting

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in biological sciences plus one year of research experience, or an equivalent combination of education and research experience to equal five years
  • Experience with mouse models and cell culture
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication and ability to maintain adequate laboratory records

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with flow cytometry
  • Experience with immunofluorescence of cells and/or tissues, and imaging
  • Experience with basic molecular and cellular biology techniques including: nucleic acid preparation (DNA/RNA), PCR, qRT-PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry

Responsibilities

  • Execute experiments using methods created according to previously published methods or novel methods developed as needed
  • Analyze data collected from experiments. Synthesize data in easily readable format and prepare graphs, charts, tables and reports of data
  • Review literature relating to research projects; assist in writing technical reports for publication, deliverable/summary reports, and research proposals
  • Confer with other lab personnel in drafting work schedules and plans for execution of the more complex laboratory studies

60% Research Projects

  • Cell culture: maintenance of cell lines, execute experiments with cells, endpoints include harvest of cells for nucleic acids or protein and in vitro functional/phenotypic assays such as proliferation, 3-D culture growth, and migration.
  • Animal experiments: performing mammary tumor studies using mouse models; harvest of tissues from adult mice; processing of harvested tissues for nucleic acid, protein, microscopy or flow cyometry
  • Analyze data and prepare written descriptions and graphical illustrations for discussion with PI
  • Troubleshoot methods and techniques
  • Review scientific literature and technical documents

20% mouse colony maintenance

  • Maintain mouse lines, including breeding, weaning, tagging, and PCR genotyping as necessary
  • Follow IACUC approved mouse protocols

15% lab maintenance

  • Maintenance of laboratory safety records
  • Ordering of supplies and reagents

5% Teaching:

  • Assist in the training of incoming lab members, including undergraduate students

Benefits

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: {insert link for appropriate benefits summary-see link below}

https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2021_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7_final.pdf

Application Due Date: 2021-11-02
Job Start Date: 2021-11-09
Salary: $20000 - $100000
City: Minneapolis
State/Province/Region: MN
Institution: University of Minnesota
Reports To: Schwertfeger
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Lab Medicine and Pathology

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