Researcher 3, Twin Cities, Minnesota

Created 09/01/2021
Employer University of Minnesota
Reference 11406665
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Twin Cities
Zip 55401
Salary Competitive
I am looking for a researcher/lab manager for a drosophila neurobiology lab. Research will involve molecular and biochemical work, fly genetics and dissections, fly husbandry, tissue preparation and optical imaging. The researcher will work closely with the research assistant professor, but be able to optimize procedures and carryout experiments and analysis independently. Additional activities include maintaining inventory and equipment, ordering supplies and making solutions. The researcher will also assist in the training of new lab members, including undergraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

50% Perform and analyze cell and biochemical experiments. Immunocytological and biochemical studies of gene products in drosophlia neurons. Keep detailed notes and protocols, troubleshoot independently, be able to
learn new procedures.

25% Fly molecular genetics, conduct mutational analyses using sophisticated molecular and classical genetic approaches.

25% Lab Management
Maintain inventory and equipment, order supplies and equipment, make solutions, maintain fly stocks.

Researcher 3: Civil Service Employment Group:

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


All Required Qualifications Must be Documented On Application Materials

Required Qualifications:
BS/BA and 2 years of related experience or a combination of education and work experience to equal six (6) years. Basic knowledge in genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology or a combination of the previous related educational studies and work experience. The ability to design and conduct experiments independently with integrity, rigor and documentation. Practical knowledge in molecular biology methods, DNA sequence analysis, and immunocytological and general biochemical technics.

Preferred Qualifications:
1-3 years of experience as a full-time lab technician. The preferred candidate will have good writing skills to prepare paperwork (lab safety report and animal license) without supervision. The ability to accurately record experiments in lab notebooks. The preferred candidate will have experience in the use of the drosophila model system, especially in addressing the cellular mechanisms of neuronal transport and synaptic signaling.

About the Department

The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development (GCD) spans a broad spectrum of biological disciplines, including the storage and expression of information (genetics), its translation into the workings of individual cells (cell biology), and the assembly of cells into tissues and organ systems (development).

Our vision for the future of the department embraces three critical strategies: 1) integration of methods and ideas across disciplines, 2) collaborative projects that assemble the people required to achieve that integration, and 3) strategic use of model systems that provide the most powerful experimental access to important biological and medical problems. With our uniquely diverse expertise, these approaches allow us to build upon innovative basic science and to translate fundamental discoveries into direct benefits for society.

How To Apply

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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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