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University of Minnesota - 15th Ave Researcher 3 - Tissue Engineering in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job ID357865 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyResearch-Researchers Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code8352R3 Employee ClassCivil Service About the Job Researcher 3 Panoskaltsis-Mortari Lab in collaboration with Dr. Ilitch Diaz Gutierrez This is a mid-level position with work to be performed in Dr. Panoskaltsis-Mortari's Lab and the 3D Bioprinting Facility (Department of Pediatrics). This position will work under the direction of Dr. Ilitch Diaz Gutierrez (Department of Surgery). The purpose of the Researcher 3 position is to assist in the area of tissue engineering of the esophagus for esophageal reconstruction. Job Duties: Research duties 90% Maintain and expand human cell cultures for use in 3D bioprinting experiments 3D bioprinting of esophageal constructs preparation of hydrogels preparation of polymer solutions for use in electrospraying biomechanical testing of bioprinted constructs histological and qRT-PCR analysis of bioprinted tissue Mentor and train undergraduate students in standard operating procedures Commits to scientific and laboratory success 10% * Collaborate in preparing figures for publication and grant applications * Participate in lab meetings * Mentor and train undergraduate students in standard operating procedures * Stay up to date on training and compliance requirements Qualifications All required qualifications must be included in the application materials Required Qualifications Bachelor in Science in Biology, Biomedical Engineering or in an equivalent field of study and at least 2 years of laboratory experience or combination of education and experience to total six years. Years of experience to include at least 2 years of laboratory experience. Experience in 3D bioprinting Excellent communication skills are expected. The candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a team Ability to organize workflows as well as ability in collecting, processing and organizing data. Preferred Qualifications Experience in 3D bioprinting and/or electrospraying Skills in human cell culture, handling and processing tissue samples. Skills in biomechanical testing Skills in preparation and use of hydrogels About the Department To learn more about the Department of Surgery, please visit: Benefits Working at the University At 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 cost with free or reduced rates in the Twin Cities metro area Please 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-UOHR (8647). Diversity The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment exper ence 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). 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: http://diversity.umn.edu.

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