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Research Fellow Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Gastroenterology
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: The Enteric Neurosciences Program at Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN seeks a post-doctoral fellow to join our successful and highly collaborative team. The specific project will focus on the role of gut microbes in modulating host gastrointestinal physiology. We use a combination of techniques in physiology, molecular and cellular biology and gnotobiotic animal models to test effects of microbes on gastrointestinal motility, secretion and sensation. The successful candidate would have a PhD in cellular physiology, neuroscience, molecular biology or a related field and an interest in understanding mechanisms by which microbes can alter host physiology. The technical requirements for this position are firsthand experience with the techniques of cell and tissue physiology, molecular biology, immunocytochemistry and microscopy, cell culture and animal handling. Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and the names and email addresses of three references can be submitted to kashyap.purna@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., 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: Saundra Wilson

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: 69678BR

Date: Feb 10, 2017


Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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