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Research Fellow - Behavioral Medicine

Job ID 193157BR Date posted 11/29/2022
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Full Time
  • Quantitative Health Sciences
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Position description
We are recruiting one Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Quantitative Health Science within the Division of Epidemiology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Sciences. The fellow will be mentored by Dr. Diane Ehlers (Her Bio: https://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/ehlers-diane-k-ph-d/bio-20537394). Ideal candidates will have research interests in physical activity and quality of life outcomes in cancer populations and/or older adults and have strong data management and communication skills.

Qualified individuals will actively participate in clinical exercise trials and observational studies focused on exercise oncology and aging. The Research Fellow will gain experience with project leadership and data collection, management, and dissemination on an NIH-funded clinical trial. They will contribute to new project development, grant writing, data analyses, and scientific manuscripts/presentations (first author and co-author). There will be opportunities to develop, with the mentorship of Dr. Ehlers and other collaborators, independent research projects and grant proposals based on individual research interests. Candidates will participate in training, education, and professional development opportunities available at the Mayo Clinic or Arizona's local top Universities. The Fellow will also receive funding to attend professional meetings or other professional development opportunities.

This Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in physical activity research. It is a 2-3 year, full-time position in which Years 2-3 will be contingent upon performance during Year 1. Individuals will train in the research program of Dr. Ehlers. 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 the completion of the application:
  • Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • Proof of doctoral degree (Original or notarized copy of a diploma or final transcript issued by the school) or a letter from your university Registrar's office indicating you have fulfilled all doctoral program requirements and are eligible to graduate. English translation is required if applicable.
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Ehlers prior to an interview. The letters of recommendation should include the following:
    • Relationship to the applicant
    • Past work/academic performance
    • Work qualities/personal conduct
    • Overall assessment of the potential for success in a research environment


Qualifications
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field deemed relevant by the research program. Preferred degrees may include: kinesiology, exercise science, public health, cognitive neuroscience, or closely-related field. Individuals currently enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program with expected graduation prior to position commencement will be considered.

Additional qualifications
Prior experience conducting physical activity focused clinical or community-based research in cancer populations (preferred). We are specifically interested in a motivated individual who can work well as a member of an interdisciplinary team and who has excellent organizational, time-management, and communication skills. We are a large team with collaborators across the country, so proficiency with and commitment to these skills are critical.

Benefits eligible
Yes

Schedule
Full Time

Site description
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

Recruiter
Lei Feng

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