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Postdoctoral Position, Ovarian Cancer Stem cells, University of Minnesota, Austin MN, USA

Postdoctoral position

No official deadline for applications

Applicants should have a PhD degree in molecular and cellular biology or biomedical sciences and experience in mice handling (or willing to learn). Experience in proteomics/ metabolomics is essential. Experience in cancer biology, Cancer Stem cells, cell death pathways, FACS, metabolism, Genetically Engineered mice model, RNA-seq and cloning is desirable. Applicants should have ability to develop new and improved methodology. Good communication and organizational skills, and good knowledge of English (both verbal and written) are required. Applicants should have demonstrated scientific productivity, have a strong publication record, be able to design and execute scientific experiments independently, write manuscripts, prepare and submit competitive fellowship applications.

About the Job

Postdoctoral position for an extremely motivated researcher to study the role of molecular and metabolic aspects of cell programmed necrosis (necroptosis) in Ovarian Cancer Stem cells is available at Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota located in Austin, MN in the Laboratory of Dr. Ilana Chefetz. Our lab aims to expand our understanding of necroptosis and energy metabolism and provide critical pre-clinical studies for a potential novel Cancer Stem cells targeted therapeutics to prevent recurrent ovarian cancer.

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This position starts March 1, 2019 or thereafter.

Please send a CV and letter of interest explaining relevant work experience and contact information for 3-5 referees to: Ilana Chefetz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota. ichefetz@umn.edu.

About the Department

The Hormel Institute, a biomedical research center of the University of Minnesota, was established in 1942 and has an excellent reputation and long history for producing world-class medical research. The Institute’s research success has resulted in a second major expansion of its research facilities and includes an additional new state-of-the-art laboratory building that opened in January 2016. The Hormel Institute offers its research scientists complete access to state-of-the- art cutting edge equipment that includes a cryo-electron microscope (Titan Krios and Tecnai G2 Spirit Biotwin); FACS cell sorter; confocal microscopy; flow cytometry; protein crystallography robotics and defraction system; nano-HPLC-AB SCIEX triple TOF 5600 mass spectrometry; Leica tissue processor, embedder and microtome; real-time PCR instrumentation; a Blue Gene/L and 3 racks of Linux GPU supercomputers for computational biology and bioinformatics; spectrophotometers; and Western blot imagers.

*THE HORMEL INSTITUTE IS LOCATED IN AUSTIN, MN, APPROXIMATELY 35 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROCHESTER, MN, AND APPROXIMATELY 100 MILES SOUTH OF MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL.*

Diversity

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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