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Post-Doctoral Associate - Pharmacology
University of Minnesota in the Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Date Posted 06/24/2019
Postdoctoral-Life Sciences
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Required Qualifications: PhD in the life sciences; experience in a biomedical research lab

Preferred Qualifications: Proficiency with molecular biology (sub-cloning); experience with viral packaging (AAV preferred); 2+ years of postdoctoral experience in a biomedical research lab

75% Work with the Viral Vector and Cloning Core/VVCC Manager to design sub-cloning strategies for custom cloning projects; execution of cloning projects and associated trouble-shooting; oversight of cloning efforts of VVCC staff.

20% Contribute assistance to the viral packaging efforts of the VVCC, including viral production, purification, and quantification

5%Shared contribution to the overall management of VVCC operations, including ordering reagents, care of instrumentation, invoicing/billing, client interactions, and maintaining a safe lab environment.

Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota Medical School

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).



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:

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.



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.


The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave

  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans

  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts

  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match

  • Disability and employer paid life insurance

  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums

  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition

  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity

  • Opportunities for growth and promotion

  • Employee Assistance Program

For more information regarding benefits:

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