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Research Fellow - Enteric NeuroScience Program Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Gastroenterology
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: The Enteric NeuroScience Program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN seeks a post-doctoral fellow to join our highly collaborative and translational research team focusing on understanding the basic mechanisms that lead to human gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying) and developing new therapies aimed at reversing the disease. The lab participates in the NIH Gastroparesis Clinical Research Consortium (GpCRC) which prospectively collects tissue and other biological material, clinical data and physiological parameters on gastroparesis patients across clinical sites nationwide. We use a combination of techniques in omics, molecular and cellular biology and imaging to determine cellular and molecular defects in enteric neuromuscular apparatus in these patients. We highly prefer a candidate with a PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, or immunology and a strong interest in working in a team-based laboratory to understand changes and mechanisms in human samples, although, will consider a MD, or equivalent doctoral degree. The technical requirements for this position are firsthand experience with some or all of tissue processing, imaging, molecular biology, microscopy, cell culture, omics and flow cytometry. Prior experience with systems biology approaches will be strongly preferred. Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and the names and email addresses of three references can be submitted to Farrugia.gianrico@mayo.edu or Grover.madhusudan@mayo.edu.


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.,(PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, or immunology highly desired) or 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: PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, or immunology highly desired.
  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: Saundra Wilson

Why Mayo Clinic? Learn and grow among the best in your field at the nation’s top hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2016-2017), ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other care provider. Mayo Clinic is committed to sustaining and growing research, believes in research-driven care and establishes a well-defined integration between research and clinical practice. At Mayo Clinic, you’ll use the power of collaboration to achieve the highest standards for research, medical care and health improvement, working in the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with over 60,000 employees. You’re invited to contribute to a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer 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: 83643BR

Date: Sep 15, 2017


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