Researcher 3, Twin Cities, Minnesota

Created 08/26/2021
Employer University of Minnesota
Reference 11406251
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Twin Cities
Zip 55401
Salary Competitive
Lab Research (80%)
Work will focus on the construction and maintenance of a naïve nanobody phage display library. This will require the isolation of B cells from non-immunized llamas and alpacas, mRNA extraction, cDNA conversion, followed by nested PCRs. The products are then electroporated into TG1 E. coli. Last, the TG1 E. coli are cultured and infected with helper phage to facilitate phage nanobody display. Later, bio-panning of the phage display for nanobodies with high affinity to antigens of interest can be performed. Given the library will be generated from immunologically naïve animals, affinity maturation may be required.

Data Analysis and Reporting (15%)
Analyze complex data sets and research findings
Periodically conduct literature reviews
Assist in the preparation of summaries, technical reports, and research proposals

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials

Required Qualifications:
  • BA/BS plus at least two years of experience or a combination of education and experience to total six years.
  • Previous research laboratory experience conducting lymphocyte isolation, DNA/RNA extraction, purification, and PCR is required.
  • Experience performing and analyzing ELISAs is required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge and experience performing flow cytometry is preferred.

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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.

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