Leukemia Lab Scientist (Researcher 3), Twin Cities, Minnesota

Employer University of Minnesota
Created 04/30/2021
Reference 11396392
Job Type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Twin Cities
Zip 55401
Salary Competitive
All required qualifications must be documented on application material

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, or Cancer Biology and at least 2 years of pertinent research experience in cancer biology, or a combination of related experience and education totaling at least 6 years.
• Ability to analyze and interpret data and present it in a clear fashion
• Ability to independently design, develop, and troubleshoot multi-step experiments
• Cell culturing of primary murine/human cells and tumor cell lines.
• Experience performing assays on a flow cytometer, including multi-color experiments
• Extensive mouse handling experience to include ear punching, irradiation of mice, intraperitoneal/tail vein injections, tail clips for genotyping, facial vein bleeding for blood collection, breeding colony maintenance, tissue harvesting and freezing, surgical anesthesia, sterile technique, and bioluminescent imaging.
• Extensive, in-depth knowledge of leukemia, cancer, and/or hematopoiesis research
• Experience reporting effectively on the progress and direction of individual projects using written and verbal English, to include proper grammar usage and accurate spelling.
• Experience maintaining documentation and reports for data and procedures obtained from separate projects in an organized and logical manner.
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Office and Excel.
• Ability to work in collaborative environment and follow written and verbal instruction
• Ability to manage lab budget and ordering
• Ability to manage, supervise, train, and guide the research of multiple other individuals in the lab (undergraduates, fellows, junior scientists) such that lab research goals are met in a timely fashion

About the Job

90%: Design, perform, and analyze experiments including:
• In vitro/cell culture experiments to investigate cellular pathways important for leukemogenesis
• In vivo and ex vivo murine experiments for studying how different microenvironments (bone marrow, central nervous system etc) influence leukemia biology
• In vivo and ex vivo murine experiments designed to better understand mechanisms of leukemia chemotherapy resistance and how to restore chemo sensitivity

10%: General lab maintenance and inventory management
• Lab supply ordering
• Weekly lab supply inventory
• Lab organization and cleaning

About the Department

This position is within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology and will be working in the Masonic Cancer Research Building.

How To Apply

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

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To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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About the U of M

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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