Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral or Research Associate

The Pravetoni lab at the University of Minnesota Medical School is seeking post-docs and research associates interested in development of vaccines and antibody-based therapeutics to reduce opioid use disorders and opioid-related overdoses. Our unique multidisciplinary research program integrates rational vaccine design, immunomodulators, formulation/delivery platforms, pre-clinical models, analysis of B and T cell lymphocyte repertoire, GLP/GMP studies to support regulatory approval and clinical evaluation, and ad hoc industry collaborations. Our team is currently planning Phase I clinical trials of vaccines targeting heroin and oxycodone. Strategies and platforms will be applied to development of vaccines or antibodies against emerging pathogens, and agents of bioterrorism or chemical warfare. We are seeking an independent and motivated colleague interested in leading multidisciplinary projects as well as team efforts. For our recent publications search PubMed for “Pravetoni M”. Job posting can be found here.


 Postdoctoral or Research Associate

Postdoctoral or research associate positions are available for energetic individuals interested in studying molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying excitability in the brain and heart, with an emphasis on those related to addiction, cognition, mood, and the neural regulation of cardiac function. Our well-funded research program incorporates an array of state-of-the-art techniques and approaches, including brain slice and cultured cell electrophysiology, intracranial pharmacology and chemogenetics, rodent behavioral analysis, and electrocardiogram telemetry. View recent research publications 

A Ph.D. in biomedical sciences or biophysics is required. While prior experience with electrophysiological techniques is preferred, our lab is an excellent training environment for those interested in developing skills in this domain. Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae and brief statement of research experience and interests to:

Dr. Kevin Wickman
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota Medical School
6-120 Jackson Hall
321 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Email: wickm002@umn.edu
Phone: (612) 624-5966

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator/employer.


Research Associate and Postdoctoral Positions 

For molecular and proteomic studies of nuclear receptors and translation regulators for adipocytes and neurons

We focus on regulatory mechanisms in stem cell proliferation, adipocyte differentiation and neuronal protein expression, triggered by nutrients, hormones and neuronal activity. We investigate factors regulating chromatin remodeling, RNA transport and translation. Various molecular, cellular and proteomic approaches are used. For our recent publications, see Nat Stru & Mol Biol 14: 68-75 (2007); Nat Chem Biol 3: 161-5 (2007); PNAS. 104, 13810 (2007), EMBO J 26, 1522-31 (2007); Mol. Cell 19, 643-53 (2005).

A Ph.D. in biological sciences or biophysics is required.

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae via Email to Dr. Li-Na Wei, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota Medical School, at weixx009@umn.edu. View research detailsThe University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator/employer. 


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