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Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor degree in life science or combined experience and education equivalent to four years.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor degree or higher education. At least one year of experience working in a life science research laboratory.

About the Job

Summary of Position:
Work as a scientist in a laboratory developing bacterially delivered cancer therapy. Follow instructions of supervisor to perform experiments. Assist with supervision and training of undergraduates working in the laboratory. Keep the laboratory clean, organized and well supplied.

Duties:90% – Experimentation:
Perform molecular and cellular biology experiments to construct bacterial strains and mammalian cell lines using recombinant DNA technology. Perform experiments with mice to test cancer therapy. Read literature relevant to bacterially delivered cancer therapy.

5% – Laboratory Maintenance:
Keep the laboratory well stocked, organized and clean.

5% – Supervision:
Oversee and train undergraduates that work part time in the laboratory.

About the Department

The department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics is committed to understanding the molecular mechanisms of metabolic diseases and cancer; developing novel strategies in biocatalysis and biotechnology; and advancing knowledge through structural biology and molecular biophysics. We organize ourselves into research divisions with emphases on Chemical and Structural Biology , Metabolic and Systems Biology , Molecular Biology and Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology . We are housed in new buildings with state-of-the-art research and support facilities.

How To Apply

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Diversity

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The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information

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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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