The Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Minnesota is looking to hire a full-time Researcher 4. Dr. Lindsey Sloan is establishing a translational laboratory in the new Masonic Cancer Center Discovery Labs as a member of the University of Minnesota Brain Tumor Program. Her laboratory is focused on understanding the effects of radiation on cancer immunology in primary brain tumors. This job posting is for a lab manager position.
Responsibilities: 60%: Design, perform, and analyze experiments • Ex vivo/in vitro/histopathological experiments relating to cancer immunology, including longitudinal translational studies involving primary human cells • Record detailed observations about experiments • Maintain and develop standard laboratory protocols • Coordination of longitudinal human biosample studies • Contribute to manuscript preparation
30%: General Lab Management, Maintenance, and Inventory Management • Maintain laboratory records, inventories, and logbooks • Providing and enforcing standard operating procedures • Monitor and maintain machines • Ensure samples are received and stored properly • Ensure all waste is removed according to regulations • Ensure compliance with established laboratory safety and other procedures • Training of other scientists, technicians, and support personnel • Responsible for lab supply ordering, and lab organization and cleaning
10% Administration • Review literature searches on relevant topics to the laboratory • Present on topics related to the laboratory • Corresponding with PIs and other outside laboratories, corresponding and meeting with other University laboratory personnel on joint projects, corresponding with accountants and other university resources regarding projects and personnel • Assist with drafting contract/grant proposals including researching methods, literature searches, fixing formatting issues, compiling multiple people's input into one draft, drafting budgets, obtaining appropriate quotes, finalizing details, sending materials, and corresponding with accountants, SPA, and other entities involved in grant submission.
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
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree with 4 years relevant laboratory work experience or a Master’s Degree in biological sciences with 2 years post-graduate work experience • Experience with flow cytometry, histopathology, and tissue culture • Strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills • Willingness to work with animal models • Computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office, and ability to learn new software
Preferred Qualifications: • Prior experience as a laboratory manager • Human subjects research experience • Prior peripheral blood work • Knowledgeable in the field of immunology and/or neuroscience
Internal Number: 336863
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