Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Position: This individual will be responsible for learning and conducting a variety of techniques in animal experimentation and molecular biology. Under supervision, the individual will participate in mouse colony organization and maintenance, using our laboratory’s mouse cloud database to create specimen labels, archiving biological samples, supply ordering, molecular biology techniques including immunoblotting and qRT-PCR, animal necropsies, tissue preservation, shipment of biological samples and recording healthspan data in the database. Continuing self-motivated education in aging research is expected.
Essential and other Functions: 50% Animal Experimentation Animal husbandry, mouse colony management, collect and record data collected on live animals, mouse necropsies, collection and preservation of biological samples
25% Sample and Data Management Use the lab’s unique colony management database, create animal identifiers and cage cards, prepare necropsy reports and labels for biologic samples, archive samples in the tissue bank and ship biological samples to collaborators
25% Molecular biology Prepare tissue lysates, isolate RNA and protein, quantitate nucleic acids and protein levels, perform qRT-PCR, PCR genotyping, nucleic acid and protein electrophoresis
Lab Research Summary: Our research program is focused on investigating the underlying causes of aging. We use mouse models extensively, employing both genetic and pharmacologic approaches to interrogate mechanisms of aging. Aging is investigated in vivo by measuring senescence, frailty, organ function and behavior. The candidate will join an exciting research environment in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics and the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The position offers exceptional training in animal physiology, aging, age-related disease and pre-clinical testing of drugs.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: BS/BA in a biomedical discipline, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 4 years.
Basic level of experience working with mice.
Interest in working in a laboratory and with animals.
Must have strong problem-solving skills, an ability to multitask and to work independently.
Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should have an interest in health sciences and interest in working with laboratory animals.
Internal Number: 330787
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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