Post-Doctoral Associate - Colorectal Cancer Research

Duluth, Minnesota
Negotiable plus benefits
July 07 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Required Qualifications
1.Ph.D. degree (or equivalent)

Preferred qualifications:
1.Doctoral degree in an area of biomedical sciences
2.Research experience in some or all areas: cell culture, organoid culture, rodent studies, bioinformatics, protein and nucleic acid analysis
3.Previous research productivity as shown by publications
4.Written and oral communication skills
5.Ability to work with others
6.Ability to work independently
7.Interest in a career in cystic fibrosis research

This post-doctoral associate position is in the Cormier/Scott lab at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Campus. Our group studies the tumor suppressor gene CFTR. Loss of CFTR causes increased risk of colorectal cancer in individuals with cystic fibrosis. The post-doctoral associate will contribute to our research through organoid culture, gene expression analysis and mouse model studies. We are looking for a motivated, independent, productive individual to work on this project. We are especially interested in an individual open to a career in cystic fibrosis research. Funding for this position is initially two years, renewable annually, with additional years possible.

The mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is to be a national leader in improving healthcare access and outcomes in rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

We do this by:

  • Educating medical students dedicated to serving rural Minnesota and American Indian/Alaska Native communities
  • Fostering excellence in research
  • Emphasizing the training of physicians in Family Medicine
  • Creating strong partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Working in innovative, interdisciplinary and inter-professional teams

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

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

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This position will remain open until filled.

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University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.  A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.