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Post-Doctoral Associate
University of Minnesota in the Duluth, Minnesota
 
 
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Date Posted 09/10/2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Biochemistry
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
Job details
Salary
From $47,500 a year
Full Job Description
Required Qualifications:
  • A recent PhD degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience or related fields in biomedical sciences.
  • First-author publications.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in protein and RNA work, cellular signal transduction, and/or molecular neuroscience
  • Demonstrated expertise in techniques such as tissue culture, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, immunostaining, confocal microscopy, polysome profiling, ribosome profiling, qRT-PCR, ChIP-seq, RNA seq, electrophysiological recording (intracellular or whole-cell patch clamp), viral-mediated gene silencing and animal behavioral tests
  • Highly self-motivated, efficient, and well organized
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Excellent scientific writing and communicating skills in English

The Laboratory of Medical Neuroscience and Chronobiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is looking for a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher. The laboratory is interested in 1) mRNA translation control mechanisms in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders; 2) molecular basis of circadian timekeeping in mammals. The PI webpage can be found here: https://biomedical.umn.edu/bio/biomedsci/ruifeng-cao. Recent publications can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=ruifeng+cao. Trainees will have opportunities to work with genetically modified mice and solve scientific problems utilizing a combination of molecular, cellular and behavioral approaches.

Salary will be commensurate with experience starting from $47,500 per annum. The State of Minnesota is one of the best states for family life. The city of Duluth is an inexpensive, seaport city located on the Lake Superior's shore with a variety of urban amenities.

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

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.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. Please send a letter of intent, CV with a list of publications, names and emails of three referees.

This position will remain open until filled.

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

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

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.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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.

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