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.
Summary of Position: Study one of the following two projects using myoblasts, mesenchymal stem cells, osteoblasts, iPS cells, and induced neurons as model systems.
1. Effects of circadian rhythm on cell differentiation and dedifferentiation. Ref: (Cell Reports, 2018, 22:2118), (Cell Reports, 2018, 25: 2537) and (Int J Mol Sci, 2019, 20:2263)
2. Roles of m6A RNA modification on cell differentiation and dedifferentiation.
Essential and Other Functions: 90% Perform experiments and write papers Use general techniques in cell biology, molecular biology, and mouse genetics. Analyze data of RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, and ATAC-seq. Design and troubleshoot experiments independently. Publish results in major journals in the field and present at national and international conferences.
10% Supervise undergraduates Teach basic lab techniques to undergraduate students.
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
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in genetics, cell biology, or a related discipline; extensive experience in molecular biological and biochemical methods; demonstrated ability to independently design research projects and publish results in a timely manner. Good publication record as the first author in recent years. Strong writing skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Experiences in bioinformatics and the analysis of knockout mice.
Internal Number: 335765
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