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Mayo Clinic Senior Research Technologist in Rochester, Minnesota

City Rochester

State Minnesota

Telecommute No

Department Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

Why Mayo Clinic

The Research shield at Mayo Clinic is committed to creating a diverse environment and recognizes that diverse research teams make better decisions, are more equipped to solve complex problems and adapt to change, and produce better outcomes. That diversity is about opening up to unconventional ideas that create better outcomes, while recognizing colleagues' unique contributions. Become part of the legacy that embraces these differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.

Position description

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting a broad range of studies relating to cancer predisposition genes and cancer metastasis in the Couch lab.

(1) Perform functional assays, cell/tissue culture and animal studies with cancer predisposition gene variants under the supervision of Dr. Couch and lab management.

(2) Work with bioinformatics team members through data analysis to select genes involved in breast cancer metastasis.

(3) Perform molecular cloning, cell biology and animal studies of genes implicated in breast cancer metastasis

(4) Independently design and perform experiments and procedures in support of lab goals and grant commitments

(5) Oversee and assist with the training of residents, fellows and temporary lab personnel in lab techniques.

Independently sets up and performs experiments and procedures in support of lab goals and grant commitments (e.g. assays, cell/tissue culture, animal studies, etc.). Contributes to the planning, design and modification of studies and experiments in the research lab setting. Monitors results, reports unusual outcomes and suggests modifications. Collects, enters, summarizes, and analyzes data. May oversee and assist with the training of residents, fellows and temporary lab personnel in lab techniques. Works with minimal supervision and performs assignments independently as discussed and approved by Principal Investigator.

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Requires bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or other relevant science with 4 years of research laboratory experience.

Additional qualifications

Master's degree in biology, chemistry, or other relevant science preferred. Strong background in cell culture, excellent communication skills, proof of previous writing ability and knowledge of database use required.

Exemption status Exempt

Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,170.40, based on a full-time position.

Benefits eligible Yes

Schedule Full Time

Hours / Pay period 80

Schedule details Regular business hours

Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Category Clinical Labs and Research

Career profile Research

Job posting number 138398BR

Recruiter Chadwick Musolf

Equal opportunity

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.