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Mechanisms of Tumor Metastasis in Melanoma

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Job description:
A postdoctoral research position is available at the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in Dr. Giubellino's lab. The focus of Dr. Giubellino's lab is the exploration of mechanisms of tumor metastasis in melanoma with the overarching goal to develop biomarkers and combined therapeutic options.
Qualified applicants should hold a PhD and/or MD degree with a strong background in molecular and cellular biology, and with experience with animal studies. The laboratory features access to state-of-the-art core facilities and a large archive of tissue samples through the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD and/or MD
  • Background in molecular and cellular biology
  • Experience working with experimental animals (mice)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Outstanding research potential and a track record of scientific publications
  • Experience with ELISA and Electrochemiluminescence technology
  • Experience with bioluminescence technology in small experimental animals
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry staining of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) specimens


  • Contribute to design, execute and troubleshoot routine and more advanced experiments
  • Examine experimental animals for the detection of primary tumors and cancer metastasis using bioluminescence technology
  • Participate in manuscript preparation
  • Prepare and present posters at national and international meetings
  • Keeping up with appropriate literature
  • Maintain detailed records of daily experiments
  • Participate in lab meeting as needed, contributing solution to experimental problems

To Apply:
Applications must be submitted online at (Job ID: 320415, Job code: 9546)
To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach the following a curriculum vitae, a one page personal statement with your research background and career goal, and two or three letters of references (or the names of three references).
Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.