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Research Fellow - Neurologic Surgery Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Neurological Surgery
Specialty: Neurologic Surgery, Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: The laboratory of Dr. Terry Burns in the Department of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic Rochester, is seeking a post-doctoral fellow with interests in translational neuro-regeneration and neuro-oncology. Dr. Burns’ work seeks to pair cutting edge basic science strategies with neurosurgical access to the human brain in order to expedite the translation of neuroregenerative therapies. Efforts span collaborations with several clinical and basic science departments throughout the Mayo system as well as nationally and internationally to advance translation of therapies for human neurological diseases.

Those with prior postdoctoral experience may be considered for a Senior Research Fellow or Research Associate if time in position(s) held elsewhere and accomplishments meet appointment guidelines.


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. Those with prior postdoctoral experience may be considered for a Senior Research Fellow or Research Associate if time in position(s) held elsewhere and accomplishments meet appointment guidelines.

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: Candidates for this post-doctoral position must have an MD or PhD in a relevant neurological or biomedical field, with substantial prior research experience as evidenced by prior publications, and outstanding personal, communication, and organizational skills, applicable to individual and team efforts. Valuable skills may include experience in cell culture, animal surgery, bioinformatics, histology and confocal microscopy.


Recruiter: Katrina Giese

Why Mayo Clinic? Learn and grow among the best in your field at the nation’s top hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2016-2017), ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other care provider. Mayo Clinic is committed to sustaining and growing research, believes in research-driven care and establishes a well-defined integration between research and clinical practice. At Mayo Clinic, you’ll use the power of collaboration to achieve the highest standards for research, medical care and health improvement, working in the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with over 60,000 employees. You’re invited to contribute to a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer 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: 85189BR

Date: Jul 29, 2017


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