Job Duties/Responsibilities: • Originate research ideas related to lab studies (20%) • Develop research questions (15%) • Create research designs/studies (15%) • Collect and analyze data (15%) • Write and edit manuscripts for publications (15%) • Supervise, as needed, undergraduate, graduate students, junior scientists and postdocs working on related research projects (10%) • Seek funding opportunities and write grant proposals (e.g. NIH funding) (10%)
About the Job The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a Researcher position from candidates with a Ph.D or equivalent degree. The laboratory directed by Dr. Clark C. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., is seeking outstanding scientists who are interested in working in a NIH-funded research program studying the role of non-coding RNA in glioblastoma pathogenesis.
The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota is a well-balanced program with significant achievements in teaching, clinical programs and research. The University of Minnesota is one of the highest ranked public universities in research. The successful applicant will receive training in, and be expected to participate in the design, implementation and evaluation of experiments related to on-going NIH funded research.
The ideal candidate should have experience in the studies of non-coding RNAs, including the identification up-stream and down-stream regulatory mechanisms. The candidate should have expertise in standard techniques in the field of non-coding RNAs, including ChIP, CHIP-seq, biotinylated ncRNA pull-down, target read-out assays, and murine xenograft models pertinent to the studies of ncRNA. The candidate should also have experience in the interrogation of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) ncRNA dataset as well as training in the handling of clinical tumor specimens and bio-fluids derived from human subjects. The candidate must have the ability to define research questions and develop experiment designs to address those questions. The ideal candidate should have experience with brain tumor research, including primary and metastatic brain tumors. The candidate should have experience presenting research results through publications and presentations. With research success, there are opportunities for the candidate to develop a path toward a permanent faculty position in the Department.
Required qualifications: • PhD in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer biology, or related science field • Minimum 1 year experience in cellular and molecular biology techniques, • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with others. • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred qualifications: • Experience working with clinical tumor specimens • Experience in murine intrancranial tumor models • Experience working with microRNAs, LncRNA, and circular RNA • Experience in bio-informatic analysis of TCGA database, • Experience with immunohistochemistry • Experience statistical analysis of experimental data • Experience with grant writing • Record of presenting research results through publications and conference abstracts
Internal Number: 336841
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