This is an entry-level position in Dr. Andrew Adams’ Lab within the Department of Surgery. This position will work under the direction and day-to-day supervision of the Researcher 4 in the lab. The purpose of the Researcher 1 position is to assist in the areas of investigation of our lab. Those areas are (1) costimulation blockade and costimulation independent rejection (2) xenotransplantation (3) transplant diagnostics (4) transplant outcomes.
Responsibilities: • Perform a variety of molecular and biochemical analyses on animal specimens, including fluorescence microscopy analyses, flow cytometry, cell isolation, freeze/thaw of archived cells, cell culture; flow cytometric characterization and purification (sorting); biochemical assays on DNA, RNA/protein. Preparation of media and various molecular biology techniques. • Collect and integrate data from multiple sources. Review literature for relevant sources of scientific information and methods. • Mouse colony management, such as: breeding, checking for new liters, weaning infant mice. • Maintain laboratory equipment, order and stock items. • Keep detailed records of all experiments and procedures in laboratory notebooks, databases, spreadsheets, and web-based applications. • Conduct background literature research on relevant topics including current methods, reagents, and ethics. • Prepare media, enzymes, and solutions under sterile conditions in large quantities. • Help monitor and train undergraduate student workers and volunteers.
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
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All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS or equivalent combination of education and experience to total four years.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to learn complex processes or procedures
A desire to learn and grow in a scientific field
Team player who has demonstrated experience successfully working with a team to achieve a common goal
Ability to work on-site, M-F and flex schedule as needed based on the activities of the laboratory
Will be required to stand for several hours at a time and required to lift and move up to 25lbs
Experience performing sterile cell culture. Ability to independently troubleshoot and resolve technical problems.
Understanding of laboratory protocols and necessary steps to ensure compliance with protocols and animal use regulatory standards. Biological tissue handling & processing, routine lab-related tasks.
Previous experience following written protocols and maintaining accurate and complete documentation of all procedures and experiments including demonstrated ability to readily perform all necessary laboratory equations and calculations.
Experience reporting effectively on the progress and direction of individual projects using written and verbal English, to include proper grammar usage and accurate spelling
Previous experience using software to track data and output data into visual representation
Internal Number: 339820
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