Employment Opportunities

Student Graphic Design Intern
The Masonic Cancer Center is looking for a energetic, innovative designer needed to assist Communications Manager with marketing and communications projects. This position will work on a variety of design projects for print and digital needs, including but not limited to presentation templates, blog post imagery, social media collateral, brochures, posters, fliers, print and digital advertising, and the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota website. Topic areas will be cancer-related, including clinical trials, past, current and future research, and patient-related.

Required Qualifications:

  •  Applicant must be a registered University of Minnesota undergraduate student with a graphic design background. Work-study and non work-study students will both be considered.
  • Student must provide sample portfolio pieces.
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite, including PowerPoint and Word -Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
This position will be crucial in amplifying the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota brand.

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

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

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