Mouse Researcher 1
Minneapolis, MN
Job Description

All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.


  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Genetics or related field of science with relevant coursework on Immunology and Cellular Biology; or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 4 years
  • Proficient in Flow Cytometry, cell culture and mouse work


  • Previous experience in a research setting
  • Computer experience: Experience with FlowJo and PRISM
  • Wet lab experience: Knowledge of general lab techniques and aseptic cell culture
  • Ability to identify and troubleshoot problems
  • Good communication and technical writing skills are a big plus

This position is within the laboratories of Martin Felices and Jeffrey Miller at the Masonic Cancer Research Center. The employee will work on testing methodologies to improve Natural Killer (NK) based immunotherapies through a variety of techniques. The ideal candidate would be interested in furthering the scientific understanding of the immunology of cancer and developing novel assays for use by the lab. Responsibilities will be carried out with instruction, guidance and direction from supervisor.

  • (40%) Functional assays aimed at testing NK cell functionality with a variety of treatments under a variety of settings; all readouts in this setting to be carried out by microscopy, flow cytometry and CYTOF.
  • (30%) Data analysis and report generation using a variety of software packages (ImageJ, Flowjo, Graphpad PRISM, Excel)
  • (20%) Developing new assays and analysis techniques to assess NK cell function.
  • (10%) Long-term sterile tissue culture and cell based analysis

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 49 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:

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The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match
  • Disability and employer paid life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

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Job Type Full-time