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Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate

Employer
University of Minnesota Medical School
Location
Duluth, Minnesota
Salary
negotiable
Closing date
Oct 13, 2021
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Job Details

The Laboratory of Neuroscience and Chronobiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus is looking for a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher/research associate. The laboratory is interested in 1) mRNA translation control mechanisms in neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders; 2) the 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 work with genetically modified mice and solve scientific problems utilizing a combination of molecular, cellular, and behavioral approaches.

Required Qualifications:
- A Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology, or related fields in biomedical sciences.  - First-author publications.

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

Salaries and benefits can be negotiated. The University of Minnesota Medical School was ranked 28th in National Institute of Health (NIH) Sponsored Research FY2020 and Neuroscience Department was ranked 11th by Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The neuroscience community at the University of Minnesota includes over 100 active neuroscientists with diverse expertise. The State of Minnesota is one of the best states for family life. The city of Duluth is an inexpensive, seaport city located on Lake Superior's shore with a variety of urban amenities. To apply, please send a letter of intent, a CV with a list of publications, names, and emails of three referees to Dr. Ruifeng Cao at rcao@umn.edu.

Company

The University of Minnesota Medical School was founded in 1888 to serve the health care needs of Minnesota. Our school spans two campuses—the main Twin Cities campus and Duluth. As one of the largest medical schools in the country, the University of Minnesota Medical School: Trains more than 70 percent of Minnesota's physicians Receives more than $188 million in research grants each year Provides care to nearly 1 million patients across the state. Our students have the opportunity to excel through innovative research and state-of-the-art training, and the opportunity to provide care through affiliated hospitals and clinics across the state. We are committed to diversity and training physicians to meet the needs of diverse communities. We are focused on helping deliver better outcomes to patients more efficiently, and improving lives across our state and around the world. As the largest member of the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center, we help develop coordinated, interprofessional care models working alongside the School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and College of Veterinary Medicine.
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Telephone
2189949588
Location
15 Elizabeth St
Duluth
55803
US
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