Summary of Position: Laboratory position to conduct cell culture cytotoxic assays on cancer (multiple myeloma) cells, analyze proteins (Western blots), gene expression (RNAseq) and gene mutations associated with drug response. This is part of a Program Grant with the Mayo Clinic to determine mechanisms of drug resistance and approaches to overcome, resulting in more effective therapies. Supervision of undergraduate students to aid in experiments also expected.
Essential and Other Functions: 30% Cell culture Maintain and survey collection of myeloma cells used in experiments.
30% Cytotoxic assays Conduct cytotoxic assays using several drugs and drug combinations.
15% Data analysis Analyze protein and RNA expression using bioinformatic and computational tools
15% Supervise Supervise undergraduates in conducting experiments
10% Reports, manuscripts, presentations Write reports and manuscripts on results, and participate in conference presentations
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
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Researcher 1 is in the Civil Service Employment Group:
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required Qualifications: Master's degree in science discipline and 2 or more years of research laboratory experience or BS degree in science discipline and 4 years research laboratory experience. Working knowledge of basic molecular biology and cell culture techniques
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in RNA, gene expression analysis, bioinformatic and computational skills, evidence of productivity (published papers).
Internal Number: 339129
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