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Research Fellow - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: General Internal Medicine
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: The laboratory of Dr. Timothy J. Nelson is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow able to work independently with the expectation of securing funding during the first year of fellowship. The individual hired for this position will be involved in the Marriott Mitochondrial Disorders Collaborative Research Network with a focus on mitochondrial projects that align with the Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome at Mayo Clinic.

The goal of the Marriott Mitochondrial Disorders Clinical Research Network (MMDCRN) is to work collaboratively across three institutions (Columbia University, Massachusetts General Hospital and Mayo Clinic) to take aim at one of the most common and challenging mitochondrial disorders called MELAS: mitochondrial, encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes. Reliable biomarkers for this condition are desperately needed as they would greatly simplify diagnosis, allow disease monitoring, and thus facilitate therapeutic development. The candidate will be leading a project based on patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells to model MELAS disease in vitro to develop drug screening assays.

The candidate will work as part of the Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). The candidate will have the opportunity to interact directly with a highly competitive and stimulating research environment including cardiologists, geneticists and bioinformaticians who are working collaboratively to understand the cause of HLHS and develop solutions to improve the lives of individuals living with HLHS.

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 must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in Molecular and Cell Biology/Biochemistry.

Applicants should have a well-documented productivity records in biochemistry research. Previous experience in mitochondrial biology and mitochondrial disease is essential and knowledge in induced pluripotent stem cells is preferred.


Recruiter: Katrina Giese

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: 87818BR

Date: Nov 12, 2017


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