HOT Post-Doctoral Associate
Minneapolis, MN  / Saint Paul, MN 
Posted 23 days ago
Job Description
Job ID
Twin Cities
Job Family
Full/Part Time
Job Code
Employee Class
Acad Prof and Admin
About the Job

Summary of Position: We have an interest in the genetic and epigenetic re-programing associated with aggressive tumors including lethal prostate, breast and brain cancers. Our goals are to credential and mechanistically examine the role of several novel target genes in cancer. We are also interested in examining these hypotheses in both cell lines and patient tissue. This post-doctoral appointment is limited to a period of 3 up to 5 years, depending on training, satisfactory of performance, and funding.

The post-doctoral fellow will work with Dr. Justin Hwang and will be assigned two or more research projects in which the individual will be responsible in progressing based on the following:

  • 40% Design and conduct experiments and maintain excellent, detailed documentation.
  • 30% Analyze and interpret data, prepare figures for manuscripts and presentations, maintain expertise in the relevant literature. Communicate and meet with Dr. Justin Hwang.
  • 20% Write manuscripts, progress reports, abstracts, assist with grant-writing.
  • 5% Present data at lab meetings, local and international conferences.
  • 5% Assist in laboratory management, inventory, ordering, organization, and other miscellaneous lab duties.

Required Qualifications (Must be documented in application materials)
1. A PhD, MD or equivalent degree with extensive research training in the biological sciences
2. Skills in basic biology laboratory skills including sterile techniques, and proper documentation/recordkeeping.
3. Experience with cell culture techniques including transfection, lentiviral techniques and cell-based analysis of viability.
4. Expertise in molecular biology techniques including Protein, RNA and DNA isolation and handling for applications including immuno blotting and next generation sequencing.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
1. Preference with understanding or knowledge of examining genome-scale data in cancer cells.
2. Preference with experience in performing basic RNA and ChIP-seq data and pathway analysis (GSEA).
3. Interests developing high throughput functional screening or proteomics technology.
4. Interests in developing technology to examine tumor tissue.
5. Interests in learning programing and online tools to examine and analyze sequencing data.

How To Apply

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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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  • 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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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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