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Research Associate Job

Location: Jacksonville, FL, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Research
Specialty: Research, Transplant

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: We are seeking a motivated and independent research scientist or senior postdoctoral fellow to study the role of extracellular vesicles, and non-coding RNA. Our laboratory has a strong background in characterization of functional roles of extracellular vesicles in liver cancers. An active area of investigation is the study of cellular and molecular mechanisms that control interactions between tumor cells and extracellular vesicles, and the functional role of extracellular non-coding RNA in cancer and liver injury. A Ph.D. or M.D. degree with a strong background in molecular & cellular biology or related discipline is required. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to contribute to existing programs as well as to develop their own research program. Previous experience in the field of tissue engineering, exosomes, non-coding RNA and animal models of disease are desirable. Candidates must have a strong publication record and should have very good oral and written communication skills.


Responsibilities: A Research Associate at Mayo Clinic is a temporary transitional role with the primary purpose to allow qualified individuals to work within an established investigator’s program in preparation for an academic and/or independent research career. The ability to perform specialized or complex functions would typically be demonstrated through review of scientific accomplishments, contributions, and peer-reviewed publications averaging at least one per year post doctoral degree. The Research Associate is expected to provide leadership support and training within an established research program. 800210; J2WRTP

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Requires at least three years of postdoctoral research experience at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere with evidence of publications and other scientific accomplishments. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:
  • Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • Three letters of recommendation, signed, on letterhead, describing:
    • Relationship to the applicant.
    • Past work/academic performance.
    • Work qualities/personal conduct.
    • Overall assessment of potential for success in research environment.
  • Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).


Recruiter: Amy Hoffman

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

Site Description: Jacksonville is the largest city in area in the continental United States. A beautiful coastal Florida city that features excellent year-round climate, over 20 miles of beaches and outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities. The “River City by the Sea” has an excellent school system, reasonable cost of living and a thriving business environment. Medical professionals and patients are drawn to Jacksonville by an extraordinary network of high-profile healthcare facilities. Jacksonville continues to grow as more people relocate from all over the U.S. and abroad, to see what the great River City has to offer!

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Number: 71735BR

Date: Jun 19, 2017


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