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Research Fellow - Center for Individualized Medicine Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Center for Individualized Medicine
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: We are currently seeking a post-doctoral fellow to join Mayo’s Center for Individualized Medicine analytical team. Mayo’s Center for Individualized Medicine established the Individualized Medicine Clinic, to translate genomic sequencing into clinical practice and transform the way we care for patients. The IM Clinic Analytical Team is charged with creating an analytical workflow to analyze the patient -omic data and interpret the findings, with the intent of identifying pertinent variants associated with the patient’s phenotype. This work involves a cross-disciplinary team with subject-domain expertise, who work together to achieve these goals, while placing the best interests of the patients first. The team includes bioinformatics faculty, informatics specialists, statistical geneticists, genetic counselors, geneticists, translational scientists, and board certified laboratory consultants.

This Research Fellow would be a critical member of research team focused on the generation, analysis, and interpretation of whole exome and RNA sequencing data, in the context of rare genetic disease and premalignant conditions. A successful candidate will have a PhD in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, or a related field, with experience in working with and interpreting next-generation sequencing data. Preferred skills include a strong knowledge of cancer biology and/or developmental biology. Skills in bioinformatics and complex data integration are also preferred but not required.



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).


Recruiter: Katrina Giese

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: 71241BR

Date: Jun 18, 2017


Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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