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Research Fellow - Vaccine Research Group Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: General Internal Medicine
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: The Vaccine Research Group at Mayo Clinic Rochester seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join a highly successful research team to study the genetics and systems biology of immune responses to vaccines. Projects include studies on influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, smallpox, zika, zoster, and other viral vaccines. Requirements for the position include: 1) a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with significant past laboratory research experience; 2) a keen interest in vaccine research; and 3) a strong background in systems biology, genetics, immunology, virology and/or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants must have a good publication record demonstrating his or her creativity, expertise and productivity in the areas specified. Applicants should also have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a part of a team. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to be self-directed, highly motivated and productive, and the ability to work well in a team environment. The period of the appointment is a minimum of one year, renewable annually. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


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: 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: 88992BR

Date: Oct 10, 2017


Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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