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Research Fellow - HLHS

Job ID 162444BR Date posted 10/13/2021
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • General Internal Medicine
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Position description
A Research Fellow position with Dr. Susana Cantero Peral in the Todd and Karen Wanek Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) center is now available. Research done in this center focuses on developing autologous stem cell-based therapies to treat patients suffering from HLHS and other left ventricle cardiomyopathies. The candidate will primarily work with two of the program’s research scientists.

The candidate will:
  • be involved in work with umbilical cord blood-derived mononuclear cells
  • optimize the effect of cardiomyocytes proliferation
  • will investigate underlying mechanisms of heart proliferation
  • assist in developing the new in vitro and pre-clinical studies

The successful candidate should:
  • have a Ph.D. in a biological or related field
  • have a strong background in cell/tissue culture, human stem cells, and large animal studies.
  • exhibit a solid understanding of study design, lab techniques, and equipment
  • have the ability to carry out laboratory techniques independently and in a team setting.
  • have excellent communication and writing skills using the English language
  • exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills using the English language
  • be a critical thinker willing to express and defend their scientific opinions in a data-driven manner
  • display honesty, integrity, and the ability to work with a diverse array of team members
The candidate will be expected to provide regular briefings regarding all ongoing projects, present relevant data at national meetings, and publish it in high-impact journals related to the field.

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.


Schedule
Full Time

Remote
No

International Assignment
No

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.

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Katrina Giese
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