Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work closely with Dr. Davis Seelig and Dr. Peter A. Larsen at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in the University of Minnesota (UMN). As part of a state-funded initiative and newly-developed Prion Research Center, multiple research projects will be directed at the development and validation of next-generation prion detection assays. The research will be performed in direct collaboration with members of the CVM, the College of Engineering, and the UMN Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
Major responsibilities: 80% research activities, including the following: • Wet-lab work • Data analysis • Manuscript writing
20% education/outreach activities: • Mentoring students • Guest lecturing
• Ph.D. and scientific research experience in molecular biology, biomedicine, immunology, or protein biology. • Training in molecular and cellular biology techniques including cell culture; • Expertise in recombinant protein expression, purification, and characterization; • Previous experience in prion detection technologies (e.g. PMCA or RT-QuIC) and knowledge of protein biochemistry and amyloid proteins would be an asset, but is not required.
Characteristics of a successful candidates: • A highly motivated individual who exhibits excellent research productivity and works well within a team environment. • A detail-oriented researcher that thinks critically and creatively to design experiments and solve complex research problems. • A collaborative, hands-on researcher who proactively shares knowledge and expertise with lab members. • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Internal Number: 329036
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