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Research Fellow - small scale medical robots

Job ID 178848BR Date posted 04/21/2022
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Full Time
  • Physiology & Biomedical Engineering
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Position description
Medical Microrobots Lab, founded and led by the PI, Dr. Hakan Ceylan (https://www.linkedin.com/in/hakan-ceylan-19262849/) , focuses on cutting-edge research at the intersections of robotics, materials, and synthetic biology. A multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and medical doctors develops new approaches to overcome roadblocking challenges in minimally invasive procedures, targeted delivery, cell therapies, and tissue engineering. We are searching for two postdoctoral researchers to this team. Successful candidates will focus on minimally invasive medical device development and testing in various in vitro phantoms as well as small and large animal models. The PI places a strong emphasis on translation toward first-in-human applications. The first appointee will design, realize and test medical microrobots for the minimally invasive surgery project. The second one will design, realize and test new soft robots for endovascular applications. Both appointees will perform cutting-edge research, develop new ideas, conduct scientifically sound experiments, write manuscripts, and attend conferences.

In terms of training and career goals, the PI will work with candidates on individual career development plans that include the training in advanced career skills such as project management, grant writing, manuscript submission, peer review, team leadership, and other relevant skills for their future academic independence.

Future career goals for the applicant (towards the end of a 2-3 year training period in the group) may include a transition to independence as a new PI or the potential of partaking in scientifically related entrepreneurial activities (contingent upon achievement of academic milestones).

Other roles of the candidate include but are not limited to the development of research ideas, project, and study protocols, participation in weekly research meetings, journal clubs, mentoring guest researchers, and correspondence with institutional bodies regarding the safety regulations and use of research labs and shared spaces. Successful candidates are anticipated to represent the group by presenting their high-impact research at leading conferences across the world.

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.


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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 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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