Research will focus on the immune system in the context of host defense against microbes and cancer, with emphasis on cell and molecular biology of leukocytes. Work will include performing research in an independent and team manner with high performance, planning and performing complex daily and long-term experiments, logistical oversight of laboratory operations and equipment, and thorough documentation and communication of all laboratory procedures.
Responsibilities: 60%: Research: Various experimental approaches involving flow cytometry; small animal handling; tissue culture; protein and RNA/DNA analyses; immunohistology; microbiology, isolation and analysis of leukocytes from peripheral blood and other tissues; problem solving ability related to experiments and equipment use.
40%: Lab logistical duties: Training and supporting lab personnel, lab maintenance, overseeing logs, documentation and communication of all laboratory procedures, maintaining compliance with University of Minnesota regulations and policies, miscellaneous duties.
Supervision: The candidate will be required to participate in team science and supervise when necessary, including the activities of undergraduate students in the lab.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years. Experience in immunology, stem cell biology, biochemistry, protein chemistry, molecular biology, and/or microbiology. Work experience related to the responsibilities. Demonstrated/documented strong communication skills.
Preferred: Experience with flow cytometry, immunoassays, cell culture, protein and RNA/DNA analyses, and small animal (mice) handling.
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