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Researcher 1 - Schulze Diabetes Institute (SDI)

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID360384
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Researchers
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code8352R1
Employee ClassCivil Service
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About the Job

The purpose of the Researcher 1 position is to perform immunoregulation studies for the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes, as well as assist with the manufacturing of cell therapy products used in human and non-human prime (allo-) and porcine (xeno-) islet transplantation.. Additionally, the position will assist with quality control of all manufactured products at the cores within the Department of Surgery's Schulze Diabetes Institute. General laboratory functions are also expected of this position.

The position will sometimes include non-standard work hours (weekends, nights) and periods of time on-call for research organs. Due to a lengthy training period, this position is a minimum 2 year commitment.
Isolation and quality control assessment of different cell types from primary tissues and other research support-80%
* Isolation, purification, culture of different cell types using sterile technique following standard operating procedures with supervision.
* Prepare media, enzymes, and solutions under sterile conditions and in large quantities ahead of time.
* Perform quality control of different cell types by following standard operating procedures of varying assays and manufacturing processes with supervision
* Short and long term sterile cell cultures by initiating culture starts and changing media using aseptic technique
* Perform complement dependent cytotoxicity assays, flow crossmatch, CFSE-MLR, and other immunological assays
* Perform flow cytometric and CyTOF analysis to execute CFSE-MLR, phenotyping of the immune subsets, functional assays for T and B cells at the bench, and contribute to research and development of assays with supervision
* Processings of blood and tissue samples from non-human primates, humans, and occasionally other animals
* Assist researchers with cell therapy product release
* Assist and support with additional scientific, technical, or administrative activities involving other laboratory research projects

General Team and Lab Duties-First time doing activities will be done in parallel to Tissue Culture Techniques-15%
* Assists with the restocking of staging areas; ordering and maintaining laboratory supplies
* Washing, wrapping, and autoclaving/sterilizing instruments, materials and equipment following standing operating procedures and reporting deviations from them as soon as possible
* Keep detailed records of all experiments, procedures, and inventory in laboratory notebooks, databases, spreadsheets, forms, batch records, and web-applications. May perform data analysis using designed protocols
* Participating in staff meetings and providing input to improve daily laboratory operations Process Research & Development -5%
* Periodic literature review on relevant topics including current methods, reagents, and ethics
* Maintain a working knowledge of the principles behind daily work and weekly upkeep
* Assist with research and development of optimization projects


All required qualifications must be included in the application materialsRequired Qualifications:
BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience equal to at least 4 years.
About the Department

Committed to innovation and diversity, the Medical School educates physicians, scientists, and health professionals; generates knowledge and treatments; and cares for patients and communities with compassion and respect. We value excellence, inclusiveness, collaboration, and discovery.To learn more about the Department of Surgery, please visit: https://med.umn.edu/surgery

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    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 employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-8647.

    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:
    Employment Requirements

    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.At the University of Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized by the Star Tribune as a Top Workplace for 2021, as well as by Forbes as Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers (2015, 2018, 2019, 2023), Best Employer for Diversity (2019, 2020), Best Employer for New Grads (2018, 2019), and Best Employer by State (2019, 2022).

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