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Research Fellow - Episodic and Chronic Migraine Job

Location: Scottsdale , AZ, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Research
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: A postdoctoral position is available at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. This newly established and expanding research laboratory aims to investigate neural mechanisms of cephalic pain related to episodic and chronic migraine using rodent models. The emphasis of the laboratory is on translationally relevant preclinical research and this is achieved through a vibrant collaboration with headache neurologists at the Mayo clinic. The projects involve a range of behavioral, genetic and molecular biology approaches. The main experimental techniques include rodent surgeries and induction of experimental pain models, pain behavioral testing including the use of operant responding, viral vectors, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, ELISA and other molecular techniques. The applicant will interact with students and technical staff, analyze data, prepare manuscripts and grant proposals.

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology, neuroscience or a related discipline. Experience with at least some of the techniques referred above is required, additionally, experience with mouse genetic models, and optogenetic and chemogenetic approaches is a plus. The applicant should have good oral and written scientific communication skills, good work ethic, self-motivation and the ability to work independently as well as in a team.

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. in pharmacology, neuroscience or a related discipline. 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: Interested applicants are encouraged to send their curriculum vitae and a brief cover letter including career goals and names and contact information for two references to the following e-mail address:

Frank Porreca, Ph.D.

Recruiter: Saundra Wilson

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's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Number: 75966BR

Date: Sep 29, 2017

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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