Mayo Clinic Research Fellow - Microfluidic Engineering in Rochester, Minnesota
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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.
This laboratory focuses on developing novel microfluidic platforms and point-of-care devices for early diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring. Our vision is to integrate multiple technological paradigms (microfluidics, micro-sensors, etc.) and integrate with personal electronics, to bring early diagnosis and frequent drug response monitoring to home. Please find the PI Dr. Nicolas Chia's introduction from this link: https://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/chia-nicholas-ph-d/bio-20087464?_ga=2.123084555.1018486890.1601942247-1969694478.1601942247
The role of the trainee will be to develop a digital microfluidic platform for 1) profiling immune markers for the frequent monitoring of patients' immune responses during therapies, and 2) for the rapid preparation of clinical sample for bacterial infection detection. The position is better suited for a trainee with earned doctorate degree in engineering and science (Biomedical, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering, Biochemistry or equivalent). Candidates with experiences in developing sensing capabilities in microfluidic platforms, microfluidic immunoassays, microfluidic sample preparation, or has a background in biochemistry for assay development and optimization, or single cell sequencing, are encouraged to apply.
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
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 Other, Research
Job posting number 137000BR
Recruiter Lei Feng
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