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Research Fellow - Cellular immunotherapy & immunoengineering

Job ID 187796BR Date posted 09/02/2022
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Full Time
  • Physiology & Biomedical Engineering
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Position description
The Lab for Cellular Immunotherapy and Immunoengineering (LCII) led by Dr. Gloria Kim (https://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/kim-gloria-b-ph-d/bio-20534840) is in the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Immunology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science at Mayo Clinic. Our lab focuses on engineering immune cells and biomaterials to develop next-generation treatment options for patients with cancers and immune-related diseases. We invite you to join our mission to leverage our expertise in T-cell engineering, immunology, biomedical engineering, and material science to understand how immune cells work in health and disease while advancing biomedical technologies that can boost the ability of the immune system to prevent and treat human disease. We believe our biomedical research has great potential to be translated into the clinic and will have a direct impact on the well-being of patients. Mayo Clinic is a great place to conduct such bioengineering research and interact closely with clinicians to translate technologies.

Ideal candidate: Ph.D. in Immunology, microbiology, genetics, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or related technical disciplines and with a track record of success in publications, intramural/extramural funding, and collaborations with clinicians; excellent organizational, problem-solving, interpersonal, and record-keeping skills; ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a laboratory setting; strong leadership and management skills; proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point, Illustrator, and Photoshop; strong technical/scientific writing; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work as part of a diverse team of graduate students, postdocs, and research technologists and promote collaboration/cooperation among teams; and attention to detail; proficiency in cell culture (especially in human immune cells and primary cells), flow cytometry, cellular characterization, general molecular biology techniques including PCR, cloning, gel electrophoresis, western blotting.

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.


Additional qualifications
Applicants with additional experience in molecular immunology, animal experiments, nanoparticles, polymer chemistry, and/or therapeutic development are strongly considered.

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 sixth 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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