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Research Fellow Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Molecular Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: A Research Fellow position is available in the program of Dr. Keith Robertson. For more information about Dr. Robertson’s program, please see: http://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/robertson-keith-d-ph-d/bio-20035097

The successful candidate will join the Epigenetic Etiology of Human Disease Laboratory to study the role of DNA epigenetic modifications in human disease. More specifically, he/she will examine how DNA methylating and hydroxymethylating enzymes regulate their respective DNA epigenetic modifications, how these marks regulate expression and genome stability, and how they interface with other epigenetic modifications. Disease focus areas of the laboratory include cancer (currently hepatocellular, renal, and glioma), obesity, and diabetes. Specific research areas include application of genome-wide epigenomics methods to decipher DNA methylation/hydroxymethylation defects in cancer and biochemical/cell culture-based techniques to study the regulation and interactions between chromatin remodeling factors (e.g. DNMTs, TETs, HMTases). Techniques commonly used in the laboratory include: quantitative RT-PCR, western blotting, tissue culture, transfections, bisulfite sequencing, pyrosequencing, ChIP-qPCR, ChIP-seq, next-gen library preparation and sequencing, Infinium 450k arrays, bioinformatics analysis, and biochemical analysis of protein function. Experience in one or more of these areas is a plus. The candidate will play a major role in the preparation of manuscripts that arise from this work and devote 100% effort to these tasks (no patient contact or other responsibilities).

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: Kara Schott

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: 74777BR

Date: Mar 11, 2017


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