Post-Doctoral Associate (DNA Repair, Genome Stability and Molecular Biology of Cancer)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 48426.00 - 75000.00
Internal Number: 342828
This position is in the laboratory of DNA Repair and Genome stability investigating fundamental processes of mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. The position seeks a dedicated, innovation-driven individual interested in multi-disciplinary approaches and collaborative research addressing mechanisms of DNA damage and repair in cancer development and treatment. We have a number of NIH-funded projects focused on epigenetic, chromatin-based regulation of DNA repair pathways and development of new methodologies enabling genome-wide profiling of mutagenic and carcinogenic DNA adducts. The position provides access to state-of-the art, modern research laboratory equipment, offers unique opportunity of getting involved in multiple, collaborative research projects.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
100% - The position entails working on multiple projects at any given time.
Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of research studies.
Collect data and develop data collection procedures
Train and supervise data collection personnel
Design, organize, and implement project database
Collaborate on reports and publication of findings.
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or related Biomedical Sciences.
Experience using mammalian cell culture and standard molecular biology techniques
Strategic planning, prioritization and goal setting
Strong background and training in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry.
Experience in immunofluorescence, cell cycle analysis, DNA fiber assay, DNA replication strongly preferred.
Experience in biological computation/informatics, next generation sequencing (Illumina, PacBio) is helpful, but not necessary.
Experience using yeast cells is helpful but not necessary.
A background in chromatin biology, DNA repair, next generation DNA sequencing and bioinformatics is preferred.
Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills in English.
Ability to work independently with minimal oversight from PI.
Ability to effectively manage research projects.
Enthusiasm, self-motivation, and ability to excel in highly competitive and rapidly evolving cancer research environment.
Demonstrated scientific productivity, and strong publication record.
Ability and interests in preparing and submitting competitive fellowship applications.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.