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Research Fellow - Radiation Oncology Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Radiation Oncology
Specialty: Radiation Oncology, Research

A Life-Changing Career

Responsibilities: Highly motivated postdoctoral scientists are invited to join the research group of Dr. Jann N. Sarkaria at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to develop novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Global interests in the lab include understanding the basis of resistance to chemotherapy and radiation, identifying methods to overcome therapy resistance, and integration of novel signal transduction inhibitors into chemo-radiotherapy for treatment of newly diagnosed GBM or with anti-VEGF therapies for treatment of recurrent GBM, and individualization of therapy for patients with GBM. The laboratory is integrated within the Mayo Brain Tumor SPORE and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology to facilitate translation of novel findings into clinical trials for GBM patients. Experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or genomic analyses are highly advantageous but not required.

To learn more about Dr. Sarkaria’s program, please view his faculty information page at: http://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/sarkaria-jann-n-m-d/bio-00027456.

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.
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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 is known nationally and internationally for outstanding achievements in patient care, research and education. Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit, integrated group practice focusing on high quality, compassionate medical care. Multi-disciplinary teams work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first.” Mayo Clinic has sites in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. Temporary Professional positions provide opportunities for post-doctoral training and education, as well as opportunities to gain expertise in specialized areas by working with established research investigators.

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: 83082BR

Date: Jul 29, 2017


Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

Job Segment: Oncology, Medical, Biochemistry, Clinical Research, Medical Research, Healthcare, Science