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Mayo Clinic Research Fellow - Virology and Vaccinology in Rochester, Minnesota

City Rochester

State Minnesota

Telecommute No

Department General Internal Medicine

Why Mayo Clinic Innovation and compassion are paramount to providing world-class medical care to patients from all over the world. We lean on the variety of perspectives and backgrounds of our colleagues’ to continuously challenge ourselves and to create a workplace that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. Become part of the legacy that embraces our differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.

Position description The Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group is seeking exceptional Research Fellow candidates committed to developing a career in immunology/virology and vaccinology, to join our team to participate in the science and development of peptide-based vaccine for SARS-CoV-2. This will be followed by the development of additional vaccines against zika, chikungunya, smallpox and other viral diseases. The candidate must be responsible, organized, and self-motivated, and able to efficiently manage time and experiments.

Required and/or highly desired qualifications: + Candidates with a strong background in immunology, virology, and/or molecular biology.

  • A significant record of research accomplishments

  • Experience with animal challenge studies, cell culture, and assessment of immunologic responses to vaccines

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • The ability to work independently

  • Excellent English writing and oral communication skills are essential to success in this position.

  • Current work authorization to work in the United States.

Those interested in the position should submit their CV, three letters of reference, and a brief statement of research accomplishments and career goals by e-mail to: Roberts.Joseph@mayo.edu . 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.

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.

Benefits eligible No

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

Specialty Allergy & Immunology, Infectious Diseases

Job posting number 139619BR

Recruiter Katrina Giese

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.