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Research Fellow - Vaccine Research Group Job

Date: Mar 24, 2015

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Job Posting Number: 15014BR
Job Posting Title: Research Fellow - Vaccine Research Group
Specialty: Research
Work Site: MN - Rochester
Department: Vaccine Research Group

Job Description:
The Vaccine Research Group at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is seeking a postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a highly successful research team to study the genetics of immune responses to vaccines and research related to biodefense vaccines. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. or other doctoral degree and must possess skills in cell culture, immunologic assays (ELISA, ELISPOT), PCR, cloning and expression analysis, generation and analysis of high dimensional data (transcriptomics, proteomics) and manuscript writing. Projects include studies on smallpox, measles, rubella, influenza and other viral vaccines. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills and will be required to publish manuscripts as a part of research outcomes.

To learn more about the Vaccine Research Group, please visit:

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. 800146; J2WRTP

Basic 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: a. Relationship to the applicant. b. Past work/academic performance. c. Work qualities/personal conduct. d. Overall assessment of potential for success in research environment. 3. Doctoral degree certification, if applicable: a. Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).

Other Qualifications:
Preferred qualifications for the position include significant past laboratory research experience, a keen interest in vaccine and biodefense research. Individuals with a strong background in genetics, immunology, virology and/or bioinformatics are preferred. Successful applicants must have a good publication record demonstrating his or her creativity, expertise and productivity in the areas specified. Applicants should also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a part of a team. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to be self-directed, highly motivated and productive, and the ability to work well in a team environment. The period of the appointment is a minimum of one year, renewable annually.

Staffing Specialist: Katrina Giese

Company Statement:
Mayo Clinic is known nationally and internationally for outstanding achievements in patient care, research and education. Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit, integrated group practice focusing on high quality, compassionate medical care. Multi-disciplinary teams work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first.” Mayo Clinic has sites in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. Temporary Professional positions provide opportunities for post-doctoral training and education, as well as opportunities to gain expertise in specialized areas by working with established research investigators.

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

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