Summary of Position: A post-doctoral position is available in the Center for Drug Design at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. This one-year renewable position will be focused on studies of the effect of small molecule therapeutics on disease pathology in multiple models of neurodegenerative diseases. The laboratory integrates several disciplines, including medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, biochemistry, and has a strong translational focus, with activities in preclinical studies and development of novel therapeutics and biomarkers for early diagnosis.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 70% Design and perform (1) cell culture and cell-based assays (2) enzymatic reactions (3) mouse experiments involving breeding, genotyping and drug administration (4) various types of microscopy. 15% Submit periodic written reports with details of experimental procedures and results. The candidate will also be expected to write manuscripts reporting research findings, and to participate in grant proposal writing. 5% Observe current laboratory safety practices and follow/update relevant protocols. 5% Maintain a continually updated knowledge base of literature pertaining to specific projects. 5% Assist with the organization and maintenance of the laboratory and equipment contained therein.
Working Conditions: The majority of the work in this position is performed in a general chemical-biology laboratory setting.
Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. degree with a major in the pharmaceutical sciences (including medicinal chemistry) or a related discipline. At least two-year research experiences in the neuroscience field would be a plus.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with cell culture, animal handling, recombinant protein expression and microscopy is preferred. Ability to conduct basic cell biology techniques including ELISA, SDS-PAGE, western blot, PCR, and other basic assays.
Internal Number: 339118
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