Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral position, Stephen S. Hecht laboratory

A postdoctoral position is available in the Hecht Laboratory for projects investigating mechanisms and prevention of cancer induced by tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and environmental carcinogens.  These projects, supported by grants from the National Cancer Institute, will determine the structures of metabolites and DNA addition products formed upon exposure to carcinogens found in tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and the general environment.   The laboratory uses state of the art mass spectrometry approaches and related highly sensitive analytical chemistry techniques to investigate metabolism and DNA adduct formation in exposed humans and laboratory animals.  

Required qualifications:

A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in organic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry or a closely related field.  Familiarity with mass spectrometry and other highly sensitive chemical analytical techniques.

To apply, send your CV with the names of three references to Stephen S. Hecht  (hecht002@umn.edu)

10K Families Project Coordinator

Job ID327687


Required Qualifications:

  • A BA/BS in health or biology-related field with at least 6 years of research project coordination experience OR advanced degree and 4 years of experience.
  • Experience with research regulatory requirements.
  • Experience with epidemiologic study designs, study recruitment, questionnaire design, data systems and analysis.
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organizational, planning, computer, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and with changing priorities and help develop innovative solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain deadlines and prioritize assignments
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with a variety of software programs and platforms, including MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, REDCap, and Box.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Epidemiology or health-related field.
  • Experience coordinating epidemiologic studies.
  • Ability to take direction from multiple stakeholders
  • Experience with participant recruitment and/or outreach into the community
  • Some experience with quantitative data analysis

About the Job

30%--Work closely with the Directors of Operation, Laboratory, and Data Infrastructure to set and meet deadlines and study milestones, hire health fair staff, and establish data collection, quality control, and reporting procedures; facilitate and coordinate communication across a large multi-disciplinary team.

30%--Train and supervise staff including recruitment specialist, health fair lead, students and interns.

10%--Manage regulatory requirements (e.g., IRB, HIPAA) and ensure all requirements are met; liaison with companies providing/requesting electronic transfer to data; establish contracts meeting regulatory requirements.

30%--Develop and oversee implementation of study protocols for all aspects of 10,000 Families, including recruitment, data collection (questionnaires and physical measurements), follow-up, medical record retrieval and other tasks as determined by the research team. 

The project coordinator will organize, implement and promote oversee day-to-day operations of the 10,000 Families Study.

As the project coordinator for the 10,000 Families Study, you will be a part of a multidisciplinary team in a very collaborative atmosphere working with faculty, staff, trainees and members of the general public. You will have overall administrative responsibility for organizing, promoting, and implementing a new cohort study that is being formed to study lifestyle and genetic influences on health and disease to members of the general public and their families. The ideal applicant will have strong experience coordinating complex research projects, working with multidisplinary teams, knowledge of regulatory requirements for research, experience with recruitment and data collection (e.g., questionnaire development, online surveys, and digital data methods), supervision of research project staff, and strong public relations skills.  The candidate will have excellent communication skills, including strong verbal and writing skills throughout daily work activities.  Close collaboration with the Directors of Operation, Laboratory and Data Infrastructure, and staff within these areas is required.

About the Department

The Masonic Cancer Center creates a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer; applying that knowledge to improve quality of life for patients and survivors; and sharing its discoveries with other scientists, students, professionals, and the community. Founded in 1991, the cancer center became a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center in 1998, one of only 45 institutions in the United States to hold this designation, which is awarded only to institutions that make ongoing, significant advances in cancer research, treatment, and education.

Many choose to work at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future. We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community that values diversity. For more information about MCC, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit: cancer.umn.edu.