Post-Doctoral Fellow

Twin Cities
Jun 16, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Location: Twin Cities
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 331135

Required qualifications

PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field of science. Strong background in analytical chemistry and/or experience with sample preparation techniques and trace analysis of biomarkers in human tissues, blood, or urine. Experience with analytical instrumentation, particularly LC-tandem mass spectrometry, high resolution mass spectrometry, and HPLC with UV and fluorescence detection. Collaborative and interpersonal skills, effective oral and writing communication skills.

Preferred qualifications

Experience with analysis of DNA adducts, particularly in small amounts of DNA. Experience with, and knowledge of, possible difficulties in the analytical procedures, such as cross-contamination and artefact formation. Experience in troubleshooting research apparatus/equipment. Strong writing skills, as may be evidenced by a track record of publications. Experience in supervising junior research staff.

About the Job

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Irina Stepanov in the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Research in the laboratory is focused on the application of analytical biochemistry approaches to the characterization of chemical carcinogen exposure, metabolism, and DNA damage.
This particular position is to conduct research funded by NIH grants, focusing on tobacco carcinogen exposure and DNA damage in tobacco users. The successful candidate will apply existing methods for the analysis of biomarkers in biological samples collected from tobacco users and will develop analytical procedures for the analysis of new biomarkers. Troubleshooting and optimization of existing methods is expected.
Research responsibilities of a Postdoctoral Associate generally involve participation in the design, implementation, and evaluation of research projects. The appointee may participate in preparation and presentation of data to study investigators. The appointee will author and co-author research papers, and may collaborate on reports and other publications.

About the Department

About Masonic Cancer Center: The Masonic Cancer Center is a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer; applying that knowledge to improve quality of life for patients and survivors; and sharing its discoveries with other scientists, students, professionals, and the community.

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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.