Physical Medicine and RehabilitationSpecialty:
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Research
A Life-Changing CareerResponsibilities:
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:
- Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
- Three letters of recommendation, signed, on letterhead, describing:
Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
- Relationship to the applicant.
- Past work/academic performance.
- Work qualities/personal conduct.
- Overall assessment of potential for success in research environment.
- Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).
Katrina GieseWhy 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.
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