Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Austin, Minnesota (US)
October 22 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to join the Cell Signaling and Tumorigenesis Laboratory (PI: Dr. James Robinson) at The Hormel Institute - University of Minnesota. The Cell Signaling and Tumorigenesis Laboratory focuses on the molecular mechanisms by which oncogenic signaling regulates tumorigenesis, with the ultimate goal of developing therapeutic approaches to eliminate cancer. The applicant should hold a Ph.D. in biology or a related field and have a track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. They must have strong organizational and timely record-keeping skills. They should have the ability to multi-task and perform work with a high degree of attention to detail and to troubleshoot and interpret data independently. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. The ideal candidate will have experience of genetic engineering using CRISPR-Cas9. The role is an excellent opportunity to learn a number of exciting, cutting-edge techniques in mouse modeling, molecular biology, genetic engineering, and proteomics. The ideal applicant is a problem solver with a positive attitude, excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities: Genetic engineering cultured cells, creating and analyzing mouse models, validating interpreting data, and preparing manuscripts in English. The successful applicant will be strongly encouraged to apply for postdoctoral training grants.

Qualifications required:
Ph.D. in molecular biology or equivalent.

Skills required:
Genetic engineering using CRISPR/Cas9
Cell/tissue culture experience
Molecular cloning
Transfection, viral transduction, and/or electroporation of genetic material into cells.
Western blot
Preparing manuscripts in English
Proficiency in both written and spoken English
Experience with mouse models.