The Division of Outcomes and Precision Medicine Research, Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, wishes to hire a full-time Research Professional 6. The laboratory of Dr. Klatt performs 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. Research Professional 6 will work on projects that focus specifically on the microbiome in human health and disease, and using in-vitro anaerobe-host cell culture models to investigate interactions between bacteria, host cells and drug metabolism.
1. Leads, Design, conduct, troubleshoot microbiome studies and supports lab research and grant applications 60%
- Develop scalable models to explore host/microbes’ interactions with attention to downstream experiments aimed to dissect mechanisms at the base of drug metabolism, and host immune functions. - Lead technology development models and collaborate with other team members in alignment with Dr. Klatt’s lab goals. - Propose new technologies for further development. - Provide training and control, if necessary, for in-vitro models. - Informs on technical aspects of microbiome-related projects - Analyzes data sets, including bioinformatics analysis and coding - Keeps up to date with new software and bioinformatics platforms - Reviews scientific literature - Works collaboratively as well as independently in order to reach lab’s goal in time. - Collaborates with laboratory managing staff for successful completion of projects - Collects and contributes in interpretation of data in order to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in the preparation of presentations and manuscripts. - Provides solutions and support for strategic and tactical decisions. - Maintains archive of work in an organize, accessible way that is common shared in the laboratory. - Provides support in data analysis and interpretation, figure preparation, writing and assembling publications and grant applications - Researches funding opportunities and applies for proper opportunities
2. Interacts with collaborators 30%
- Interacts with external and internal collaborators to reach laboratory-established goals - Collaborates with other investigators both at UMN and externally - Trains and helps collaborators as needed - Facilitates relationships with internal collaborators, interdisciplinary partners, other colleges and outside vendors - Collaborates with other lab members in order to achieve shared goals - Escalates incidents and/or problems to other team members when unable to resolve incident and/or problem. - Provides support in grant and manuscript preparation for Klatt lab and collaborators
3. Commits to personal and laboratory success 10% - Collaborates in papers drafting - Participates in weekly lab meetings - Mentors lab staff - Writes scientific abstracts and submit to scientific conference prior discussion with management staff - Presents data - Joins and leads trainings - Participates and contributes to the advancement of the scientific community by training students and sharing knowledge with lab member.
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 6 – Division of Outcomes and Precision Medicine Research (DOPMR) – – Department of Surgery – – University of Minnesota Medical School –
Required: PhD in Microbiology or related fields, such as Biomedical Engineering, Immunology, Biology, Infectious Diseases, Biotechnology, Medical Microbiology. At least 2 years of multi-specific research experiences are required. Extensive research experience, a substantial publication record, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. The candidate must show interest in independently designing and conducting state-of-the art laboratory experiments. The candidate is requested to demonstrate skills in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data as well as the ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems and making critical decisions independently and in team. Pre-requisites also include skills in database management and development. Excellent verbal & written communication skills are expected. The candidate must show professional exposure to team-work, critical thinking, problem solving and ability to organize workflows as well ability in collecting, processing and organizing data. Must be highly independent and self-motivated, but at the same time able to work within a multi-institutional team
Preferred: Priority will be given to those candidates who demonstrate experience with microbiome studies, 16S and shotgun sequencing, in-vitro co-culture model to study host-pathogen interactions, RNA-seq and cellular biology. Familiarity with R, Python, Qiime, STATA or SAS, Genomics, Microbiome and Transcriptome Analysis is highly sought.
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