Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Summary of Position:
This individual will be responsible for helping to develop and applying a test on human blood samples. Application of the assay requires learning to work with blood, cell culture, flow cytometry and data analysis.
Lab Research Summary:
This research project is focused on a diagnostic test for a rare disease caused by an inability to repair DNA damage caused by UV light. We are hypothesizing that the test can predict skin cancer risk. The new hire will join a team of scientists to learn the assay and repeatedly apply it. 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 cancer, aging and molecular biology.
Essential and Other Functions: 80% Blood assay: collect blood samples on campus or receive by mail, isolate white blood cells, sterile cell culture, UV irradiate cells, add chemicals to label and fix cells, analyze cells on a flow cytometer, learn data analysis.
20% Lab maintenance: help with sample labeling, preparing data reports, lab organization, sample management.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BS/BA in a biomedical discipline and some basic lab skills (pipetting, preparing solutions), or a combination of education and experience to total four years. Must have strong data management and problem-solving skills, an ability to multitask and to work with a team and independently.
Applicants should have an interest in health sciences and in working with in a fast-paced research environment. Experience with mammalian cell culture is preferred.
Internal Number: 335208
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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