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Postdoctoral Researcher (Term Assignment), Chemistry
University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
 
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Date Posted 04/14/2021
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Admin-Other Administrative Positions
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Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Chemistry department. 

 

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

JOB SUMMARY

The Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Chemistry department will study microbial genomics associated with municipal wastewater treatment processes. This 100% research position is funded by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.  The project focuses on identifying, quantifying, and tracking the transfer of antibiotic resistance genes throughout wastewater treatment. It includes the opportunity to partner with collaborators at the University of Minnesota and in industry. Duties will include sample collection, DNA extraction, library preparation for next generation sequencing, bioinformatic analysis of DNA sequence data, quantitative PCR analysis, supervision of undergraduate researchers, preparation of papers for publication, and presentation of findings at scientific conferences. Position is grant-funded for up to three (3) years.

 

This is a one-year, benefits-elligible position that is renewable annually up to a period of three years.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Collect samples, DNA extraction, library preparation for next generation sequencing, bioinformatic analysis of DNA sequence data, quantitative PCR analysis, etc.

  • Establish partnerships with collaborators at the University of Minnesota and in industry

  • Supervision of undergraduate researchers

  • Preparation of papers for publication and presentation of findings at scientific conferences

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    Minimum Qualifications

    • PhD in microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, environmental engineering, or a related discipline
    • Bioinformatics experience

    This is a one-year, benefits-elligible position that is renewable annually up to a period of three years.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and answering two job specific questions (in lieu of a cover letter).

     

    In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.


    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

     

    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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