Jobs

Two Postdoctoral Fellows Specializing in Experimental and Computational Biology

Employer

Mayo Clinic

Location

Jacksonville, Florida

Principal Investigator

Nilufer Ertekin-Taner

Contact

The following is required for completeness of application:

  • Current curriculum vitae with bibliography
  • Proof of doctoral degree (copy of diploma or final transcript with English translation, if applicable) or a letter from your university's
  • Registrar office indicating you have fulfilled all doctoral program requirements and are eligible to graduate.

Please also be prepared that you may be asked to provide three letters of recommendation to the hiring PI prior to an interview.

Description

Following the links for more information about the experimental and computational biology research positions.

Both research fellows will focus on generation and analysis of multiomics data, such as bulk and single-cell/single nucleus RNA-Seq and ATAC-Seq and their integration with clinical phenotypes to uncover novel therapeutic targets for Alzheimer’s disease.

The experimental biology position requires mastery of molecular biology techniques including Western blot, microscopy (confocal), DNA- and RNA-based molecular biology techniques such as qPCR. 

The computational biology position requires proficiency of R, experience of Python or some other language such as Perl or JAVA, experience of shell scripting, knowledge of current next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, and knowledge of applied statistics. 

A research fellowship 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.

Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. The research fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere. In addition, qualified candidates should have a publication record that demonstrates proficiency in the aforementioned molecular biology techniques. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential.