The Division of Outcomes and Precision Medicine Research, Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, seeks to hire a full-time Postdoctoral Associate. This person will work on research related to the projects funded by NIH and other sources developing novel insights on microbiome, pharmacomicrobiomics and interactions with host immunity. The goal of the laboratory is to leverage the study of microbiome to uncover and predict medical and surgical outcomes and to define the role of the microbiome in the context of precision medicine, disease prevention and progression. The candidate will be responsible for scientific research and studies under the supervision of managing staff. Moreover, the Postdoctoral Associate will promote institutional recognition through literal contributions to the scientific community. Finally, the candidate will conduct experiments and will prepare manuscripts and present data. The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to work independently and in a team to complete projects in a timely manner.
JOB DUTIES 1. Conducts research on specific areas of study as assigned. 40%
Designs, performs experiments.
Keeps appropriate experimental records and documentation
Interprets, summarizes and analyzes the results with the Principal Investigator.
Prepares research reports and technical papers for publishing.
Works collaboratively as well as independently in order to reach lab’s goal in time.
2. Participates to laboratory growth and innovation 35%
Develops, adapts, and implements new research techniques and protocols.
Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and theories.
Develops advanced analytical models and systems
Provides solutions and analyses to support strategic and tactical decisions.
3. Scientific writing and presentation 20%
Writes scientific abstracts
Participates and contributes to the advance of the scientific community
Operates and maintains laboratory equipment and instruments.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
PhD or equivalent in in a relevant field of study such as Medical Microbiology with experience in biochemistry and genetics.
Extensive research experience and excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
The candidate must show interest in conducting state-of-the art laboratory experiments as well as contributing to their design.
The candidate should demonstrate skills in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data as well as ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems and making critical decisions independently and within a team.
Experience with the following procedures, techniques and assays: DNA extraction, PCR, primer design, cloning and sequencing, ELISA, multiplex ELISA, plasmid generation, viral propagation, cell culture. flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry.
Mass spectrometry experience, microbiome/virome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis are also preferred.
Internal Number: 335601
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