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Research Fellow - Molecular Medicine Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Molecular Medicine
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen J Russell, M.D., Ph.D., in the Department of Molecular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. We use a combination of techniques in molecular and cellular biology, virology, immunology and murine cancer models to engineer and test virus-based anti-cancer treatments. The candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Autumn J Schulze, Ph.D. focused on developing new oncolytic picornavirus therapies with the intent for clinical translation. The specific project will focus on identifying host factors that influence the therapeutic efficacy of oncolytic Coxsackievirus A21 and Mengovirus, developing mechanisms of regulating these factors and evaluating the impact of combination therapies in vivo. Candidates with a Ph.D. in virology, molecular biology, immunology, cancer biology or a related field, with experience in molecular biology, cell culture and animal handling are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants that have completed their Ph.D. degree within the last two years and are highly motivated and passionate about biomedical research. Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and the names and email addresses of three references can be submitted to

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: A moderate level of computer skills and the ability to learn different software programs is required.
An understanding of, or prior experience with general laboratory procedures, including work in tissue culture is preferred.
Must possess good written and oral communication skills and the ability to be a team player.
Must be willing to work with animal models of cancer. Prior experience working with mice is highly beneficial.
Must be highly organized, detail-oriented and motivated.

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: 79731BR

Date: Jun 16, 2017

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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