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Research Fellow Job

Location: Jacksonville, FL, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Cancer
Specialty:

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary:

Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL seeks a Research Fellow (postdoctoral) for the Department of Cancer Basic Science to work in the areas of preclinical to clinical stage novel drug development, and investigating mechanisms of targeted-drug resistance in hematologic cancers (particularly Multiple Myeloma, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia and Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia). Notably, the principle investigators lab is focused on translational oncology with the goal of channeling benchside discoveries to the clinic in the form of novel therapeutics and diagnostics tests.

Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D in biological sciences with experience in cell and molecular biology and proteomic techniques. Prior experience (as demonstrated through a publication) in cell culture of hematopoietic cells and performing RNA-interference expeiments, i.e. siRNA, shRNA or CRISPR-based techniques, in hematologic cancer cells is mandatory. Experience with performing western blot, PCR and flow cytometry is preferred. Experience in handling small animals, performing tumor implantation and extraction is also preferred.

Responsibilities: A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Individuals will train in the research program of a Mayo Clinic principal investigator. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic. 800146; J2WRTP

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:

  1. Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  2. 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.
  3. Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).


Additional Qualifications: Experience with performing western blot, PCR, and flow cytometry is preferred. Experience in handling small animals, performing tumor implantation and extraction is also preferred. Possess knowledge of hematologic, particularly B-cell malignancies.

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: 65079BR

Date: Feb 10, 2017


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