The Division of Outcomes and Precision Medicine Research, Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, wishes to hire a Researcher 1. The laboratories of Dr. Klatt and Dr. Staley perform innovative translational research on the mechanisms by which the microbiome impacts human health and implements potential interventions to improve health through the microbiome. Dr. Klatt’s research includes health outcomes and personalized medicine leveraging basic research and clinical medicine. Dr. Klatt has several COVID19 studies that the candidate will participate. Researcher 1 will work on projects of different nature and may work independently or under the direction of a senior member of the lab. This position will, in part, support the UMN Microbiome Analytics Core under the direction of Dr. Staley, providing access to microbiome analysis throughout the Medical School for COVID and non-COVID studies. Researcher 1 will collect and prepare samples and perform tests on human and animal specimens and will be responsible to store and keep track of specimens and data storage. Researcher 1 will use various types of machinery, lab equipment and complex computer programs to generate and collect data.
1. Technical Project Research 65% - Perform or prepare routine and non-routine experiments and analyses using the appropriate technical equipment and instruments - Calculate test results, and log and report results - Perform quality control and calibrate equipment if necessary - Maintain equipment in proper working order and maintain a clean work area - Practice safe work habits, including complying with all safety, health, and environmental rules and regulation- Keeps appropriate experimental records and documentations and computer-based information repositories and database in accordance with the IRB guidelines - Works collaboratively as well as independently in order to reach lab’s goal in time.
2. Participates in laboratory daily activities 25% - Operates and maintains laboratory equipment and instruments. - Collaborates with other lab members in order to achieve lab goals - Receive, ship, collect, as well as process, samples - Assist researchers
- Collects and processes laboratory data in order to assist the Principal Investigators (PIs) in the preparation of presentations and manuscripts.
3. Commits to personal and laboratory success 10% - Conduct background literature search on relevant topics including current methods, reagents - Establish and maintain a working knowledge of the principles behind daily work. - Assist with development of protocol for process improvement projects. - Perform periodic literature reviews. - Participates to lab meetings - Presents data - Joins trainings
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.
RESEARCHER 1 – Division of Outcomes and Precision Medicine Research (DOPMR) – – Department of Surgery – – University of Minnesota Medical School –
Required: Bachelor in Science in Cell Biology and/or Microbiology or in an equivalent field of study is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to total four years. Experience in a molecular biology and/or cell biology lab. Pre-requisites also include skills in handling samples and proven experience working with different lab techniques. The candidate must show professional exposure to teamwork and ability to collect, process and organize data belonging to different projects. Excellent communication skills are expected.
Preferred: Priority will be given to those candidates who demonstrate familiarity with DNA extractions, PCR, flow cytometry, ELISA, bacteria cultures, blood separation, Western Blot, Spectrophotometry, Immunohistochemistry, CRISPR Interference, Illumina Next-Generation Sequencing, or willing to learn these techniques that will used in the daily workflow. Finally, knowledge of QBasic, R, Bash, mothur, QIIME, BLAST, Adobe Premiere & Photoshop
Internal Number: 336343
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