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Research Fellow - Bioinformatics Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Molecular Medicine

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: A Research Fellow position is available within the Center for Individualized Medicine. The candidate will contribute with his/her bioinformatics expertise to advancing translational genomics research sponsored by the Center in the Biomarker Discovery Program. Mayo Clinic is a leader in using genome-sequencing based testing to guide clinical decision making for patients with rare diseases and advanced cancers. The process of taking cutting edge research findings and translating these into changes in clinical practice is considered a top strategic priority by Mayo Clinic leadership. The Biomarker Discovery Program takes a clinical question and answers it through a four-phase approach: discovery, experimental validation, preclinical validation and clinical validation.

The position is embedded in the Biomarker Discovery Program, which is a collaborative multi-disciplinary community, including clinicians, oncologists, pathologists, molecular biologists, program managers and other bioinformaticians. This community operates across a broad spectrum of diseases including Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Melanoma and many more. The position would focus on the discovery and validation phases of the Biomarker Discovery Program approach.

To learn more about the Center for Individualized Medicine’s Biomarker Discovery Program, please visit

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: The candidate should have a
  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, biology, biophysics or a related field and 2-4 years experience in research
  • Domain expertise in genomics, proteomics or metabolomics data analysis and data interpretation
  • Expert knowledge of biological databases, bioinformatics applications and packages, NextGen sequencing platforms and analysis tools
  • Published evidence of having independently and successfully led research projects, preferably in Next Generation Sequencing, and presented research findings at regional, national or international conferences
  • Flexibility, creativity and ability to communicate clearly with non-computational members of the multi-disciplinary community are a must

Recruiter: Kara Schott

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: Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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

Job Posting Number: 78721BR

Date: Apr 20, 2017

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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