The Hormel Institute is hiring!

Candidates interested in applying for a position with The Hormel Institute can view current openings below and follow application instructions through University of Minnesota.

Link to UMN Job Site: (Select External Applicants and then in the Search Jobs Section: type in Hormel)

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Faculty Openings

The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is conducting a cluster hire for full-time Assistant or Associate Professors to add to our growing biomedical research team. The Hormel Institute’s top focus is to investigate the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases and to identify potential novel targets for prevention and treatment.

This faculty search is specifically targeting candidates with expertise in the following areas:

  •  Liver Biology Research, with emphasis on liver cancer, as well as other liver pathologies and related research domains
  •  Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, and other Quantitative Biology fields

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Researcher 1 in the Bielczyk-Maczynska Lab

The research in the Bielczyk-Maczynska lab ( focuses on (1) the identification of cell membrane receptors that regulate metabolism and (2) understanding their physiological function and role in disease pathology. We use a combination of cell culture and mouse models to conduct functional genetics screens and to identify the role of candidate receptors. Primary responsibilities include designing and executing experiments to test specific hypotheses, analyzing data, and lab maintenance.

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Nutrition Research Assistant

The Hormel Institute is seeking to work with three undergraduate students who are interested in conducting human nutrition research. This role provides students with the opportunity to conduct diet interviews over the phone and work with researchers who are investigating the interaction of food and eating behaviors on health. The research assistant can work remotely.

It is strongly encouraged that the successful candidates continue in this role for a minimum of two semesters.

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Postdoctoral Associate – Rahrmann Lab

The Rahrmann lab at The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota is looking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral associate, with a background in cancer research, and strong skills in cell biology and mouse work to join a team focused on identifying therapeutic vulnerabilities to treat metastatic disease, the primary cause of solid tumor-related death, by using a multi-disciplinary approach. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cancer biology and/or developmental biology. Experience with animal modeling of human diseases, histopathology, computational biology, and a general molecular biology background would be considered assets. The selected candidate is expected to be an intellectual leader in one project area and contribute to other research in the lab.

The focus of the Rahrmann lab is to address the central hypothesis that ion channels regulate membrane potential in normal mammary glands and breast adenocarcinoma thereby affecting cell plasticity and dissemination rendering them vulnerable to effective antimetastatic therapies.

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Researcher 1 –Xu Lab

The research of the lab focuses on RNA regulatory network on metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. We are seeking a motivated and hardworking individual with excellent organizational skills, who can assist with a variety of projects in a competitive area of basic and translational research. The successful candidate will be under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and conduct experiments with guidance.

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Postdoctoral Associate – Xu Lab

The research of the lab focuses on the role of transcriptome stability in metabolic homeostasis. We have built a comprehensive research platform centering on metabolic physiology study, complemented by bioinformatic analysis and RNA molecular biology. The individual will be expected to establish the exact molecular mechanisms governing metabolism, thereby facilitating the development of new therapies for obesity-related diseases.

As the population of obesity is increasing in many countries, much interest have been attracted to understand the mechanism underlying obesity and its related metabolic diseases. The current understanding of these questions is mainly at the transcriptional regulation and protein signal pathway levels. However, we do not understand how posttranscriptional RNA metabolism contributes to the metabolic homeostasis at physiological conditions and how these regulations are dysregulated in pathological conditions. Our research specifically focuses on the role of transcriptome stability in metabolic homeostasis.

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Reconstruction Specialist

Cryo-EM Core staff position will assist researchers in sample preparation, data collection, and data processing for Cryo-EM. Hormel Institute researchers enjoy access to a state-of-the-art in-house Cryo-EM facility featuring a Titan Krios microscope equipped with an energy filter and K3 Direct electron detector. A well-supplied sample preparation suite includes grid preparation equipment and vitrification robots. A planned expansion includes the acquisition of a second Titan Krios with Selectris and Falcon 4i detector, a FIB/SEM, and all ancillary equipment for tomography. The Hormel Institute also houses an equipment core including fluorescent microscopes as well as analytical ultracentrifugation, ITC, and BIACORE instruments, along with shared common-use high-speed centrifuges and a range of other high-end microscopes. The core facilities are further supported by dedicated facility managers responsible for training, support, and usage of equipment.

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The Shared Resources Core at the Hormel Institute provides a diverse group of researchers with the instrumentation and expertise to advance their research. The position will provide researchers with training, expertise, and support on Confocal, Fluorescent, and Brightfield microscopes and our Incucyte S3s.  The position will be responsible for training users on all microscopes and providing researchers with advice on sample preparation and image optimization during sample acquisition and analysis.  Additional responsibilities include maintenance and calibration of all microscopes and optimizing and updating user manuals.

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For more information, contact Autumn:

 Autumn Van Ravenhorst
HR Manager