Working at the UMGC

The UMN Genomics Center (UMGC) has become a top academic sequencing facility by providing affordable, cutting-edge genomic solutions to researchers at the University of Minnesota and throughout the U.S. As a facility with a very wide breadth of services - from extraction to next-generation sequencing - we employ experienced scientists to provide in-depth project consultation to assist researchers in identifying the appropriate technology for their research goals, and to then carry out the work itself. Our 40+ employees across three laboratories are committed to delivering high-quality results within a fixed timeline by following established protocols or by developing new methods for researchers needing customized solutions.

The UMGC is a dynamic, team-driven workplace, where recent graduates and experienced Ph.D.s collaborate in a productive work environment. We offer a competitive salary with comprehensive U of M benefits that include medical and dental plan options, tuition benefits, and vacation and sick leave. 

Open Positions

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You can also search “U of MN Genomics Center” in the keywords section or by the Job ID on the main Human Resources job site. All applications for open positions are submitted online through the job site. If you are interested in applying for an open position, click the "Apply" button in the job posting and follow the step-by-step application process


Undergraduates with a major in a biology field are well-suited to work for the UMGC, but we encourage applications from students from other STEM disciplines, such as engineering, as we provide hands-on training. This is an attractive student job that can be a solid starting block for an entry-level researcher position after graduation; many of our students move on to graduate or professional school.

Job advantages include gaining experience in a broad set of skills: customer service, instrument maintenance, molecular techniques, and laboratory operations; working with a diverse team of scientists, operational staff, research scientists, and technicians; and flexible work hours that will work around class and extracurricular schedules.

Current student openings can be found here by searching “U of MN Genomics Center”.


We invite you to explore opportunities with the UMGC. If you are an experienced scientist with a unique set of molecular biology skills that include a background in project management, high-throughput processing, research, or bioinformatics, we may have a position for you. Please reach out to us with your resume. Contact us at umgc@umn.edu with any questions.

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