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    Pharmacology department scientist and lab manager dealt with GIRK channels, drug addiction and rodents.

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    Former Employee - Junior Scientist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Junior Scientist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at University of Minnesota full-time (more than 3 years)


    Great for independence and flexibility in both research and time management.
    Could learn anything you wanted in terms of what went on in the lab.


    Salary was too low for the work being done. $30,000. But this is normal in academia I am learning.
    Often worked 7 days a week because animals were involved and cell culture etc.
    This is fine if you don't have a family but when a family is involved its too much especially for the salary.

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    Pay your scientists more. Other than that, excellent work place, and great to gain experience.

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Updated Nov 16, 2014
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    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at University of Minnesota.

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    The process took about 5 weeks. I applied online and got a call about two weeks after. Went through two in-person interviews. The first one was with three supervisors, who I would be working under if I was to get the position. The second interview was with a PI and one of the supervisors from the first interview.

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Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1851
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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More than 67,000 students come seeking higher education in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. A major land grant university system, the University of Minnesota (U of M) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in approximately 370 academic fields. It employs some 4,100 faculty members across five campuses located around the state. The university's Twin Cities campus, with about 50,000 students in attendance, ranks among the largest in the country in terms of enrollment. U of M's other campuses are located in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester. Originally founded in 1851 as a... More

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