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Researcher 5

University of Minnesota
life insurance, paid holidays
United States, Minnesota, Saint Paul
Jul 02, 2024
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About the Job

Dr. Joseph M. Metzger, in The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) at the University of Minnesota Medical School, is seeking outstanding candidates for a Researcher 5 role. The job level/salary is commensurate with experience, and could be reported/hired as a Researcher 6 based on candidate qualifications.

The primary purpose of the work performed is to discover and disseminate new insights into cardiac and muscle molecular and integrative physiology. Designing and conducting experiments, analyzing data, developing presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals are requirements. Developing grant applications for extramural funding as well as work with PI on grant applications. This includes intellectual contributions to the direction of the research conducted in the lab.


  • Designing, implementing and development of research projects to better study acquired and inherited cardiomyopathies and skeletal muscle diseases and seek potential therapeutics for these disease states.
  • Have great knowledge base and have published papers in muscular dystrophies from basic mechanism to therapeutics.
  • Analyzing, preparing and organizing data for presentations and publications
  • Stay at the intellectual forefront of the field through attending presentations and scientific meetings as well as through review of the literature.
  • Be a resource for fellow lab personnel for guidance and troubleshooting.


  • Dissemination of the knowledge discovered by my research.
  • Develop and give oral presentations and posters at local and international meetings
  • Develop and write journal articles to be submitted and published in peer-reviewed journals
  • Write expert-level reviews of the literature in the field of molecular and integrative cardiology.


  • Actively seek extramural funding.
  • Develop, write and submit grant applications for funding
  • Work with lab PI to help develop and write extramural grant applications

Required Qualifications: Advanced degree (Master's degree or Ph.D.) in biomedical science field and at least one year of research training.

About the Department

The Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, lead by Dr Joe Metzger, PhD, is a dynamic and growing medical school basic science department that values excellence, innovation, diversity, inclusion and impact as cornerstones to biomedical research and education. We aspire to be the leading research and education physiology program in the country.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. 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 a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

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.

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