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Researcher 4: Integrative Biology and Physiology

Employer
University of Minnesota
Location
Minneapolis, MN
Closing date
Jan 17, 2022

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Sector
Science, Life Sciences, Anatomy/Physiology
Organization Type
Corporate
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About the Job Job Duties/Responsibilities: * 90% - Regularly conduct experiments in molecular cardiology, including data analysis according to established guidelines. Responsible for the design and implementation of experiments and with development of new experimental protocols. Candidate will be monitoring and analyzing data and the troubleshooting of experimental data acquisition. Consult and participate with other researchers within the lab and other outside units. * 5% - Assist with various administrative duties related to the functioning of the laboratory, including the mentoring and supervision of undergrad students and volunteers. Prepare data for publication. Create data collection tools, protocols and guidelines. * 5% - Assist with ordering of supplies and reagents as needed. Attend meetings as required. Assist in the maintenance of a small mouse colony. We seek mechanistic insights into normal and diseased cardiac muscle function. Our overarching goal is to translate basic science discoveries into potential therapeutic strategies to combat inherited and acquired forms of heart disease. Lab projects embrace individuality, emphasize cooperation and collaboration, and encompass a standard of excellence to all that we do as individual researchers and as a laboratory. Our guiding principles are to treat others with respect and courtesy, to maintain the lab in a collegial, safe and professional environment, and to work each day to fullest of our capabilities. For more information, please visit: Metzger Lab | Medical School - University of Minnesota (umn.edu) Qualifications All required qualifications must be documented on application materials REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Masters degree in Biology, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Physiology or related field plus two years of lab experience OR a Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences and four years of related experience. * Experience with modern molecular biology techniques, including PCR, cloning, Western blotting and/or protein biochemistry. * Experience with viral vectors. * Demonstrated experience with stem cells, including iPSCs and their differentiation. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Two to five years experience in a scientific lab with supervisory experience a plus. * Two to five years independent research experience. * Experience working with research animals. * Willingness to learn new techniques and methods. * Ability to work well within the lab group and with collaborators. * Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. * Evidence of being capable of troubleshooting experimental problems independently and to think critically about their research. About the Department We are a dynamic and growing medical school basic science department that values excellence, innovation, diversity, inclusion and impact as cornerstones to biomedical research and education. We aspire to be the leading research and education physiology program in the country. For more information, please visit: Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology | Medical School - University of Minnesota (umn.edu) How To Apply Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647). Diversity The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu. Employment Requirements Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to either attest that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or agree to comply with the University's testing requirement. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax In the coming weeks the University will move from attestation to requiring all faculty and staff systemwide to submit proof of vaccination. About the U of M The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC) The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. 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: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2020_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7_cs_final.pdf

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