Post-Doctoral Associate

Post-Doctoral Associate

University of Minnesota (UMN)

Minneapolis, MN, United States

A post-doctoral position is available at the University of Minnesota to investigate biology of the pancreas in the context of diabetes. A major focus of the lab is on the role of proteases and their serpin inhibitors in beta cell regeneration and pancreatic islet inflammation.

The post-doctoral associate will be expected to formulate testable hypothesis, design and carry out bench work experiments, have strong communication skills and be willing to work collaboratively with other members of a research team.

The candidate should have PhD, MD/PhD, MD or equivalent in molecular biology or a related field. Applicants will be preferred who have advanced molecular biology skill set including
mammalian tissue culture techniques, molecular cloning, viral vector generation, miRNA biology, RNAseq interpretation, Q-PCR, quantitative microscopy and image analysis,
multi-color flow cytometry, generating and characterizing monoclonal antibodies and
western blotting. Familiarity with the pathophysiology of diabetes, and animal models of disease is a plus.

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
· 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:

To apply, potential applicants should use this link and attach a single PDF file that includes a description of their research and career goals, CV, and contact information for three references. Questions can be directed to Dr. Jan Czyzyk at

Please apply via recruiter’s website.