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Research Fellow - Neural Repair Laboratory Job
Mayo Clinic | Rochester, Minnesota
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Job Description

Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Specialty: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Research

A Life-Changing Career

Responsibilities: We are seeking an exceptional, motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral Research Fellow in the Neural Repair Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic, led by Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D. Our team is integrated with the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology. Projects for this Research Fellow position span cellular and molecular mechanisms of neural injury and repair with a focus on murine models of spinal cord injury, neuroinflammation and remyelination in the adult and developing nervous system. Our research focuses on fundamental mechanisms of neural repair and intersects molecular and systems neuroscience with an eye towards translational significance. The candidate will be expected to have experience working with murine genetic models, animal behavioral assessment, primary cell culture and neurochemistry/molecular biology. Experience in physiology would be considered an asset, as would a particular interest in using the spinal cord as a model system to study neural repair. This funded postdoctoral position is available immediately.

The successful candidate will have a Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience, Biology and/or Physiology, but other degree emphasis will also be considered. The candidate should already have established the ability to publish high quality papers and be competitive for national research grants. Candidate should have familiarity with: fluorescence and confocal microscopy, primary cell culture and viral transfections. Knowledge of models of neural injury and repair is a must and a particular interest in the spinal cord considered an asset. The candidate should also have strong skills in major biochemistry and cell biology techniques, animal handling, primary cultures and quantitative analysis.

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.


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 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.

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

Job Posting Number: 60132BR

About Mayo Clinic

Company Description

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Mayo Clinic also serves over 70 communities through Mayo Clinic Health System with locations in MN, IA, GA, and WI. Collectively, these locations care for more than 1 million people each year.

Company History

Perhaps it was fate, perhaps happenstance or maybe even luck. Whatever you decide, this is certainly a story about being at the right place at the right time -- a moment in history when scientific discovery made possible the creation of modern medicine. It's also a story of an extraordinary family -- Dr. William Worrall Mayo, a frontier doctor, and his two sons, Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo, and the great institution they built, Mayo Clinic. It's the story of a deadly tornado and the partnership that evolved between the Mayo family and the Sisters of Saint Francis. It's a story about unusual dedication, willingness to face a hostile and harsh environment, a story of discovery, sharing, collaboration, selflessness and generosity. It's also a story of how people came together in a small town on the edge of America's Great Plains and built the first integrated medical practice and how that practice developed a model dedicated to providing the best care to every patient every day.

Mission & Values

Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and wellbeing by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Working Here

What if a career could change your life?  Whether you are a nursing student, starting your professional life, or already have a substantial career in Nursing, you may sometimes wonder if you are doing the work you were meant to do.  As a Mayo Clinic Nurse you will become a vital member of a dynamic health care team, where you’ll experience the exceptional environment of one of the world’s cutting edge health care institutions.

Perhaps you imagine being part of a team where your colleagues inspire you to stretch and grow beyond your boundaries. Maybe you are looking for a purpose in life that gives you an opportunity to be part of a lasting legacy. Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first.  You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect – and most importantly, a life-changing career.

Hiring Information

Mayo Clinic has a multidisciplinary, team-oriented work environment that presents opportunities that may rarely be experienced elsewhere.  Each year more than a million patients from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries come to Mayo Clinic for care.  Mayo Clinic teams cared for 1,113,000 individual patients in 2011 at campuses in Minnesota, Florida, Arizona and Mayo Clinic Health Systems, a network of clinics, hospitals, and health care facilities serving communities in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia.  A variety of specialty opportunities exist within hospital inpatient, Perioperative and perianesthesia, and ambulatory care areas depending on location of interest.

Benefits

Mayo offers a wide variety of benefits for employees. They include paid time off, tuition assistance, relocation assistance and excellent health care coverage.

Honors & Awards

In 2012, FORTUNE named Mayo Clinic to its 15th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This is Mayo Clinic's ninth consecutive year on the list. The Department of Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been a Magnet status recipient since 1997.

Mayo Clinic is an affirmative action and equal opportunity educator and employer.