Support Scientist- Environmental Toxicology

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN (30+ days ago)4.2


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:
B.S. degree in chemistry or one of its sub-disciplines or education in the specific or related field of science and work experience related to the job totaling at least four years in combination.
A solid background in coursework in general chemistry, organic chemistry and analytical chemistry
Selected candidate must be able to work neatly and efficiently, and follow the established standard operation procedure strictly.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry or related field.
Hands-on experiences in HPLC, UV, LC-MS, DNA extraction, cell culture, animal experiment are highly desirable but not required.
Laboratory experience in biochemistry and/or analytical chemistry

About the Job

Dr. Robert Turesky is recruiting a supporting scientist to perform structured research-related work assignments for projects regarding carcinogen biomarkers development and validation, and mechanistic bioactivation of carcinogens in human. With instruction, guidance and direction, the Researcher 1 will isolate and purify DNA from biofluids, frozen tissues, and formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue blocks, perform liquid-liquid/solid-phase extraction, and/or work with cell culture and animals (rodents). General laboratory operation and maintenance. Ordering supplies, record keeping, keeping the lab cleaned, computer based data entry, and miscellaneous duties as assigned.

About the Department

The Masonic Cancer Center creates 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. Founded in 1991, the cancer center became a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center in 1998, one of only 45 institutions in the United States to hold this designation, which is awarded only to institutions that make ongoing, significant advances in cancer research, treatment, and education.

How To Apply

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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.