Summary of Position This is a postdoctoral position open to experienced scientists whose future career lies in the research on signal transduction and cell biology and cancer. This is research position to develop a project in the lab toward autophagy regulation of metabolism, immunity, and neurodegeneration. Duties as Postdoctoral Associate will include research design, implementation and interpretation. The Postdoctoral Associate will be responsible for writing all manuscripts. They will also assist in the technical training and supervision of technicians, undergraduate and graduate students. They participate actively in the department seminars and journal clubs.
75% Experimental design and implementation Biochemical, molecular biology and cell biological assays of autophagy and mitophagy using cell culture and mouse models. Identify and characterize novel components in the mTOR/autophagy pathway.
10% Drafting scientific manuscripts Will serve as primary author of manuscripts
5% Training/supervision of technicians and undergraduates Supervise technical staff and students for data acquisition and interpretation
5% Assist in planning and drafting extramural research proposals Will work with supervisor to plan and draft portions of research grants
5% Participation in seminars, journal clubs and symposia Will present at least 1 seminar per year and regularly attend relevant local seminars and journal clubs
Restrictions: Limited to a period of three years up to five, depending on training needs. The individual may be immediately post-degree or returning for additional training, updating, and retooling. Limited to fields for which post-degree training is necessary for career entry. Post-doctoral associates cannot be appointed on sponsored institutional training grants, sponsored individual fellowship or training awards. Post-doctoral associates are University of Minnesota employees. They are receiving additional training while also performing services for the University, for which they are compensated.
Note: These are not positions to which permanent residency can be granted for international appointees.
A Ph.D in biochemistry or neuroscience and experience in animal works with at least two peer reviewed publications.
Experience in cell signaling study and animal works. Experience in immunology and/or neurodegenerative disease research research, cell culture, histology, Western blotting, and immunofluorescence microscopy.
Internal Number: 334530
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