Employment Opportunities

Medical Director, Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network

Masonic Cancer Center is seeking a physician with training and experience leading multi-center clinical trials in cancer to be the Medical Director of the newly formed Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network (MNCCTN). The role is .5FTE.  This individual will assume the leadership role in the implementation, conduct, and supervision of interventional (prevention, therapeutic, survivorship) clinical trials in new regional centers in the state of Minnesota.  As Medical Director of the MNCCTN, the successful candidate will lead a new organization and direct clinicians involved in interventional cancer clinical trials to bring access to citizens in areas of the state with poor access to cancer clinical trials.  Responsibilities include oversight of six (6) regional clinical trial sites (identification, feasibility assessment, and establishment); planning, implementation and execution of cost-effective and efficient clinical trial operations; working with the MNCCTN steering committee on vision, mission and direction of the network; representing the MNCCTN in discussions with other research partners across the state; and enrolling research subjects on prevention and therapeutic clinical trials.  The Medical Director will partner with a full-time senior network manager who will lead the administrative operations of the MNCCTN. This position will work with the leadership of the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, and Hormel Institute for efficient, shared trial support responsibility; and he/she will work with the Essentia NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), Sanford NCORP of the North Central Plains, and Metro Minnesota MMCORC on-site identification and outreach.  This position requires travel across the state of Minnesota to help establish cancer clinical research regional sites.  This administrative appointment, depending upon qualifications, will be at the Associate or Professor compensation level, commensurate with experience.  The qualified candidate will have a medical degree from an accredited medical school, board certification, current MD licensure in the state of Minnesota without restrictions or eligibility for the state of MN license without restrictions, experience in oncology clinical trial execution and direction, and administrative experience in management of cancer clinical trials.  Board certification in an oncology discipline is desired.  Individuals may apply by going to the Employment System to search and apply for job opening 320440.


 Oncology Clinical Research Nurse – Solid Tumor, Part-Time

Clinical Trials Office is seeking a Oncology Clinical Research Nurses to coordinate all aspects of multiple oncology and/or hematology clinical trials. Clinical trials include Phase I-II trials under locally held INDs, as well as Phase II/III industry sponsored trials. This requires multidisciplinary skills directed towards clinical patient management and safety, protocol administration, providing education and training to research staff, clinical staff, medical providers, patients and their families.  A bachelor’s degree in Nursing, current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota, and at least 4 years of professional nursing experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years is required.  The selected candidate must have pediatric or adult oncology/hematology/BMT clinical experience or clinical research experience, experience with Word, Outlook, and web-based systems for tracking activities, calendaring, and retrieving/updating information, and flexibility with work schedule to accommodate subject visits. Individuals may apply by going to the Employment System to search and apply for job opening 317649.

Oncology Clinical Research Nurse – BMT/HEME, Part-TimeClinical Trials Office is seeking a Oncology Clinical Research Nurses to coordinate all aspects of multiple oncology and/or hematology clinical trials. Clinical trials include Phase I-II trials under locally held INDs, as well as Phase II/III industry sponsored trials. This requires multidisciplinary skills directed towards clinical patient management and safety, protocol administration, providing education and training to research staff, clinical staff, medical providers, patients and their families.  A bachelor’s degree in Nursing, current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota, and at least 4 years of professional nursing experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight years is required.  The selected candidate must have pediatric or adult oncology/hematology/BMT clinical experience or clinical research experience, experience with Word, Outlook, and web-based systems for tracking activities, calendaring, and retrieving/updating information, and flexibility with work schedule to accommodate subject visits. Individuals may apply by going to the Employment System to search and apply for job opening 317650.

Regulatory ManagerThe Clinical Trials Office seeks a Regulatory Manager to create and drive regulatory strategy and process improvement across Masonic Cancer Center for clinical trial management. Responsibilities include oversight for 10 staff, creating streamline processes and procedures to support efficient clinical regulatory management using the latest technology and tools available, developing and managing overall regulatory project timelines, ensuring that all regulatory-related policies and procedures are current in accordance with applicable regulations and standards, providing regulatory guidance and support to project teams, undertaking business development activities regarding the regulatory team and monitoring growth and performance.  This position requires a bachelor’s degree with at least 8 years of experience or advanced degree with 6 years’ experience, progressive regulatory affairs and/or clinical trials experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, Academic Center or other research setting, and management experience with demonstrated success in staff development, engagement, and performance.  Individuals may apply by going to the Employment System to search and apply for job opening 316240.For Postdoc Positions in Provenzano lab.  Add link to more info at the bottom: For more information, please visit http://provenzanolab.umn.edu/contact.html

Postdoctoral Associate Sachs Lab

Zohar Sachs, MD/

PhD

, Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation, is seeking a postdoctoral associate to investigate the molecular pathways required for self-renewal in a murine model of AML and in primary human AML samples. Our lab focuses on unraveling the signaling and gene expression patterns at the single-cell level using whole transcriptome single-cell RNA sequencing and high dimensional mass cytometry (CyTOF, Fluidigm). The ideal candidate is a motivated scientist with training in the field of cancer biology or immunology, experience with flow cytometry and animal models, and an interest in using large-scale datasets to address biological questions. Please contact Zohar Sachs: sachs038@umn.edu 


Functional Genomics of Solid Tumor Cancers Discovery Team Recruitment
The University of Minnesota Medical School, in collaboration with the Masonic Cancer Center, is focusing efforts to hire outstanding physicians, researchers, and bioinformaticists for a Discovery Team to work on functional genomics of solid tumor cancers. This new team will build off current research, leverage the teams and shared resources already in place, as well as bring their own research interests to develop new technologies and models for understanding tumor heterogeneity. 

We are seeking a dynamic physician scientist with training in pathology or medical oncology to lead this effort and are conducting a national search to find the right person. The successful candidate will be expected to assume the leadership role for existing faculty and future hires, and expand a comprehensive program in solid tumor cancer spanning basic science, translational genomics, and clinical trials. The successful candidate will be appointed at Assistant, Associate or Professor rank in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation or the Department of Laboratory Pathology.  To view a detailed list of job duties and review qualifications please go to the Employment System and search and apply for job opening 315808.


Faculty Physician Scientist and Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office 
The Hematology, Oncology & Transplantation Division and the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, are seeking an academic physician with training and experience leading clinical trials in cancer, malignant hematology, or blood and bone marrow transplant.  This individual will assume a leadership role in the development, implementation, and supervision of innovative clinical trials in Medical Oncology and/or Hematology and transplantation therapy. 
 
As Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO) in the Masonic Cancer Center, the successful candidate will lead an experienced staff and supervise faculty members involved in interventional cancer clinical trials managed by the CTO.   Responsibilities include oversight of efficient feasibility assessments for trial planning, implementation and execution of cost-effective and efficient clinical trial operations, and represent the CTO in discussions with other research partners at the University.  This position will work with the University’s Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) for efficient, shared trial support responsibility.  This position will provide opportunities for broad-based collaborations and external research funding.  This individual will also participate in the inpatient and outpatient clinical care of hematology/oncology patients as well as teaching of medical students and post-graduate trainees. To view a detailed list of job duties and review qualifications please go to the Employment System and search and apply for job opening 315307


 

Postdoctoral Scholar – Hackel Lab
Two postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Hackel lab at the University of Minnesota.
Hackel Lab
Our laboratory is located in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN, USA). We apply protein engineering technologies to develop in vivo molecular targeting agents for molecular imaging and targeted therapy, with applications in oncology, infectious disease, and neuroscience. The laboratory is a balance of (1) fundamental study of molecular evolution and protein biophysics, which empowers our protein engineering efforts; (2) fundamental study of physiological delivery of proteins towards improved molecular imaging and therapy; and (3) application of advances in these aims towards clinical challenges in disease detection and treatment. These studies are performed both autonomously and in collaboration with colleagues in Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Physiology, Medicinal Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. We utilize the University of Minnesota’s world-class resources including the Masonic Cancer Center and the Center for Clinical Imaging Research. For more information, please visit http://research.cems.umn.edu/hackel

Positions
Postdoctoral positions are available for NIH-funded projects on protein engineering for therapeutic and molecular imaging probe development as well as antimicrobial peptide engineering. We seek motivated researchers with a Ph.D. in any related discipline as we value the diverse perspectives and expertise of an interdisciplinary environment. Experience in molecular biology and protein chemistry are beneficial, though not requisite. A demonstrated record of scientific achievement, including publications and presentations, is essential. A successful candidate will demonstrate strong work ethic, creativity, and productivity. Please send a brief description of your career goals, your curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to hackel@umn.edu

 
 Breast Cancer Researcher 2
 

This position in the Masonic Cancer Center is for translational research on growth factor receptor targeted therapies for breast cancer biology and metastasis.  Ongoing research projects in the laboratory include the role of growth factor signaling in regulating metastasis of breast cancer, use of animal models to study the effect of inhibitors on biology and metastasis of breast cancer, development of metastasis signatures as biomarkers of response or for selecting patients for growth factor targeted therapy using gene expression profiling, proteomics, and in vivo imaging. 

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, or a related discipline and 1 year research experience; or a combination of related education in biology or biochemistry and biomedical research experience related to the job totaling at least five years.
  •  Experience with cell culture, flow cytometry, protein electrophoresis, western blotting, and PCR. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

The selected candidate will have interest in animal models of cancer biology and use of modern molecular biology techniques. They will also be expected to demonstrate reliability, attention to detail, motivation, ability to follow protocols, work independently, and multi-task.


Individuals may apply by going to the Employment System to search and apply for job opening  320946.

 
Post- Doctoral Associate
Working under the direction of Dr. Scott Dehm, the postdoc associate will conduct research in the role of the androgen receptor (AR) and AR variants in prostate cancer progression.  Selected hire may be expected to prepare and present data to study investigators; author, co-author, and otherwise collaborate on reports, conference papers and publications (100% effort).
Required Qualifications:
  •  Ph.D. in Cancer Biology or related discipline and research experience in gene expression regulation.

Postdoctoral training positions are normally limited to a period of three years up to five years depending on training needs.

Individuals may apply by going to the Employment System to search and apply for job opening 320947.

Researcher 3 in Breast Cancer Metastasis
 
This position will perform studies on the role of circulating cellular factors, including CTCs and tumor microenvironment cells, that contribute to breast cancer metastasis in the El-Ashry lab in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology/Masonic Cancer Center.  The person hired will use xenograft and syngeneic murine models to assess mechanisms of metastatic dissemination and clustering of circulating cells. They will also use microfilter technology for capture of circulating cells and clusters from both mouse and human patient blood.

Required Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS degree in Molecular or Cellular Biology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Biology or related field, with at least two years of relevant research experience or combination of education and experience to total 6 years. 
  • Experience and expertise in cancer cell biology and mammalian cell culture is required.

The ideal candidate will have experience with animal models, culture of epithelial and non-epithelial cells of human and murine origin, genetic manipulation of mammalian cells, and analysis of gene and protein expression through a variety of approaches.

 
Individuals may apply by going to the Employment System to search and apply for job opening 320596

Postdoctoral fellow,  Shima Lab

A postdoc position is available in the Shima Lab for projects to investigate the mechanisms by which cancer cells overcome replication stress and genome instability to sustain their proliferation and survival.  The goal of the projects is to explore the possibility to exploit such mechanisms as a new therapeutic target.  Primary responsibilities for this position include 1) designing and performing relevant cell culture/molecular biology/mouse experiments to generate publication-quality data as well as preliminary data for grant applications, 2) learning/acquiring new necessary techniques in a timely manner, 3) conducting critical analysis of acquired data to prepare manuscripts, and 4) giving presentations at meetings and conferences.    
 
Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. or equivalent degree with a strong background in molecular biology and genetics,  A successful candidate will be proficient in basic techniques (e.g., molecular cloning, western blot, immuno-cytostaining and flow cytometry) and is expected to work independently at the bench.  Priority will be given to those with a strong publication record and/or experience in genome editing.
 
To apply, send your CV with the names of three references and a short description of career goals to Naoko Shima (shima023@umn.edu