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Mayo Clinic Research Fellow - Chemistry/Biochemistry in Rochester, Minnesota

City Rochester

State Minnesota

Telecommute No

Department Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

Why Mayo Clinic

The Research shield at Mayo Clinic is committed to creating a diverse environment and recognizes that diverse research teams make better decisions, are more equipped to solve complex problems and adapt to change, and produce better outcomes. That diversity is about opening up to unconventional ideas that create better outcomes, while recognizing colleagues' unique contributions. Become part of the legacy that embraces these differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.

Position description

Dr. Anand Padmanabhan’s Laboratory in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with expertise in chemistry/biochemistry. Dr. Padmanabhan’s research in the area of platelet immunology, with a focus on heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, utilizes various biochemical tools and techniques to enhance the understanding of the disease and advance its diagnosis. Recent research from this group has led to new methods used to diagnose and treat HIT (Blood 2020; Sep 8; Blood.2020008195 epub; Chest. 2017 Sep;152(3):478-485).

This position requires a PhD in a relevant area, preferably chemistry/biochemistry. Critical thinking, curiosity, strong work ethic, communication skills and the ability to work well with others both within and outside the group is required. Previous experience in chemistry/ biochemistry and a strong publication record is highly desirable. Please email your cover letter describing your career goals and interests to Dr. Anand Padmanabhan (Padmanabhan.Anand@mayo.edu), must include CV, contact information and at least three references.

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.

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.


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.

Benefits eligible Yes

Schedule Full Time

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.

Category Postdoc & Temporary Research

Career profile Post Doctoral Research

Specialty Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

Job posting number 139819BR

Recruiter Stephanie Fredrickson

Equal opportunity

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.