Employment Opportunities


Junior Data Solutions Analyst 1
The Cancer Experimental Therapeutics Initiative (CETI) within the Masonic Cancer Center is seeking a Junior Data Solutions Analyst. The position will work with the PI and Study team(s) to complete data management plans using OnCore clinical trial management system. They will also perform ClinicalTrials.gov and CTRP registration and reporting duties and participate in cross functional teams to design, modify, and implement new data collection tools, reports, dashboards, and resources. To view a detailed list of job duties and review qualifications please go to the Employment System and search and apply for job opening 318166.

Cytogenetics Researcher 3 - Part Time
Position working with the Cytogenomics Shared Resource of the Masonic Comprehensive Cancer Center members. This position will involve performing cytogenomic assays, meeting with researchers, developing, adapting and/or discussing results. To view a detailed list of job duties and review qualifications please go to the Employment System and search and apply for job opening 318167.

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.

Clinical Research Coordinator II
Clinical Trials Office is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator II (CRC II) who will work independently and in collaboration with the Research Nurse. The CRC II will coordinate Phase I-III therapeutic and non-therapeutic adult and/or pediatric clinical research for local investigator initiated and pharmaceutical sponsored trials. Responsibilities include interpreting studies for patients and families; scheduling procedures for screening and randomization, enrollment, and follow-up; provide all required research blood and tissue specimen collection and lab orders management; abstract data from medical records and other sources to complete subject case report forms, and providing support and collaboration for non-nursing activities for subjects on the therapeutic industry. A BA/BS with at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to 6 years is required, along with 2 years’ experience in a research setting to include consenting patients, experience in data management, and understanding and practice of Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), internal regulations (IRB), and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Individuals may apply by going to the Employment System to search and apply for job opening 310196.

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.

Clinical Research Coordinator III
The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health is hiring a Clinical Research Coordinator. The primary purpose of this position is to support clinical trials within gynecologic oncology division. The Clinical Research Coordinator facilitates the conduct of research according to regulatory requirements, institutional guidelines, and sponsor expectations. Duties include initiating new trials, coordinating the enrollment of eligible patients, extracting and reporting quality patient data and tissue samples, and responding to data queries. This position reports to the Dept. of Ob/Gyn Director of Research, but is accountable to the program leaders, the physician-investigators, and members of the clinical research team. To view a detailed list of job duties and review qualifications please go to the Employment System and search and apply for job opening 315502.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Translational Pediatric Cancer Epidemiology
Our program is sought nationally by scholars, and provides opportunities to enhance research and experience across a spectrum of pediatric cancer research, with a goal of interdisciplinary cross-training. With 19 outstanding mentoring faculty, trainees work in a variety of research settings including statistical genetics/computational biology, classical epidemiology, laboratory bench science, and clinical investigations.  Students have several unparalleled opportunities for supervised translational research projects in stem cell biology, human and animal research, study design and development, statistical analysis approaches, and individual and team grant writing. Each trainee is guided by at least two senior mentors from complementary disciplines in their research projects. All trainees participate in courses in pediatric cancer topics and readings in pediatric cancer epidemiology, weekly pediatric cancer seminar meetings and pediatric tumor conferences, monthly seminars, annual retreats, and presenters of their own research at national meetings.  Trainees who graduate from this program will have the capacity to undertake high impact pediatric cancer research across a spectrum of disciplines.
Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.  Criteria for selection of all trainees include academic performance and a career orientation toward independent research in an academic, clinical, or public health setting.  For questions, contact:  Dr. Logan Spector, Division of Epidemiology & Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 422, Minneapolis, MN  55455; e-mail:  spector@umn.edu.  For further information, go to the website: http://www.pediatrics.umn.edu/divisions/epidemiology/education

Postdoctoral Positions
Motivated postdoctoral associates are sought to work at the interface of quantitative Cancer Biology and Cancer Bioengineering in the Laboratory for Engineering in Oncology of Dr. Paolo Provenzano at the Univ. of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. Our laboratory studies the molecular and physical mechanisms driving cancer progression to metastasis and resistance to therapeutic intervention, and develops therapeutic strategies to reengineer the tumor microenvironment. We are an engineering and biology lab that actively utilizes advanced quantitative imaging, cell and matrix mechanics, tissue engineering and cell / molecular biology / genetics approaches in our interdisciplinary cancer research program (for example Nature Communications 8:14923, 2017; Biophysical Journal 112(5):10231036, 2017; Scientific Reports, 6(29749), 2016; Cancer Cell, 21(3), 418429, 2012).
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, or a related field and a demonstrated track record (1st author publications) of productive research is required. It is highly desirable that candidates be experienced in essential techniques in molecular and cellular biology such as tissue culture, infection of cells, PCR, Western blotting, IHC, IF, and fluorescent microscopy. Successful candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to develop creative approaches to experimental design and be able to work collaboratively.

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

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