About the Lab The overall objective our research program is to enhance the quality of life for chronic pain patients by improving pain diagnosis and treatment through increased understanding of the underlying causes. The research program is primarily focused on chronic low back pain, the role of epigenetics in the development and maintenance of persistent pain and in the combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies to reduce pain, while minimizing undesired side-effects. Given the complex nature of pain, the lab collaborates extensively with colleagues that have complementary expertise and incorporates a broad range of methodological approaches.
Job Description The University of Minnesota is seeking a Researcher 3 with a broad set of laboratory research skills to work on projects centered on chronic pain. Applicants should meet more than one of the preferred experience criteria. As the lab recruits graduate students and postdocs it will be important that the applicant teach and oversee new lab members ensuring safe and consistent lab procedures are being followed. As specific tasks associated with this position will shift with each project; a willingness to learn and be flexible is therefore critical for this position.
Responsibilities • Lab procedures (50%): Examples include measurement of protein and RNA, in vivo behavioral assays, histology, etc. • Project management (25%): Overseeing of projects including contribution to design, study optimization and quality control. • Documentation (25%): Writing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), detailed documentation of methods and experimental results, contribution to grant and manuscript preparation.
Position Hours This is a full-time position.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. Required Qualifications • Bachelor's degree and 2 year research lab experience in biomedical sciences or a combination of education and experience to total 6 years. • Ability to learn and develop and troubleshoot new procedures • Ability to clearly document procedures and results • Strong verbal and written communications skills
Preferred Experience • Graduate degree in a biomedical science or equivalent • Experience in extraction and measurement of protein (e.g. ELISA, western blot) and RNA • Experience in microscopy, histology and immunohistochemistry • Experience with pre-clinical models (e.g. small animal surgery, behavior, perfusion, dissection) • Experience in management of mouse breeding colonies
Internal Number: 337699
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.