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Research Fellow - Neurologic Surgery Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Neurologic Surgery
Specialty: Neurologic Surgery, Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: The Department of Neurologic Surgery is seeking a postdoctoral Research Fellow. The successful candidate will be working on a project involving genetic and proteomic analysis of degenerated disc material taken from patients with DLBP/BDD. The candidate will use microarray analysis, RNAseq, quantitative real-time PCR, multiplex bead array immunoassays, and proteomic profiling to identify how inherited and epigenetic differences in transcriptional and translational regulation contribute to the development of DLBP/BDD. Additionally, autologous adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells will be isolated from patients, enriched and expanded in culture, and then injected into the degenerated disc level with follow up clinical and radiographic analysis of treatment efficacy. The candidate would be working with the support of the Mayo Clinic Human Cell Therapy Laboratory and the Mayo Clinic Bioinformatics Core.

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: Candidate must have the following skills:
  • miRNA, mRNA, and DNA extraction for subsequent microarray analysis
  • Biostatistics and computational analysis of microarray data on the Galaxy platform
  • Unsupervised hierarchical clustering and principal component analysis (PCA) using the R software
  • Genotyping analysis by Charlie Kim
  • Next Generation RNA Sequencing
  • Quantitative real-time PCR
  • Proteomic profiling
  • Multiplex bead array immunoassay for cytokine profiling
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Recent PhD graduate with strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Motivated individual who is collaborative but capable of working independently

Recommended areas of expertise:
  • Neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, biostatistics and bioinformatics
  • miRNA and mRNA expression
  • Proteomics
  • Inflammatory signaling

Recruiter: Katrina Giese

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: 71039BR

Date: Jun 13, 2017

Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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