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Mayo Clinic Research Fellow - Translational Neuro Oncology Laboratory in Rochester, Minnesota

City Rochester

State Minnesota

Telecommute No

Department Radiation Oncology

Position description

A Research Fellow position is available for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to join the team under principal investigator Dr. Gasper Kitange at Mayo Clinic in theTranslational Neuro Oncology Laboratory directed by Dr. Jann Sarkaria http://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/translational-neuro-oncology . The post-doctoral Research Fellow will conduct research focusing on identifying and characterizing novel targets for sensitizing therapy in primary brain tumor glioblastoma. Specifically the post-doctoral fellow will investigate the epigenetic mechanisms modulating the expression of genes involved in DNA damage response. They will utilize in vitro and in vivo strategies to study how perturbing these mechanisms by biochemical and/or small molecule inhibition impacts sensitivity to radiation and chemotherapy. Preference will be given to candidates with prior epigenetic experience but all applications will be reviewed and considered based on the experience.

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.

Additional qualifications Preference will be given to candidates with experience in epigenetics

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 Radiation Oncology

Job posting number 138864BR

Recruiter Kara Schott

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.