Graduate Research Employment Program - Limited Tenure

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Why Mayo Clinic
The needs of patients drive research at Mayo Clinic. As doctors treat patients and see opportunities for advancing patient care, they work together with Mayo scientists and research teams to develop new and improved diagnostic tools, medications, devices, treatment protocols and more. Encouraging and including contributions from diverse individuals is critical to Mayo Clinic's future. By leveraging the strengths that each diverse individual and group brings to the table, Mayo Clinic gains the strategic advantages of accelerated innovation, better problem solving, enhanced productivity and job satisfaction, improved quality, and, most importantly, provides better ways to meet the needs of our patients.
Position description
A GREP student position is available at the Mayo Medical School – Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) to study the functions and mechanisms of post-transcriptional regulations (e.g. RNA-binding proteins and noncoding RNAs) in stem cell biology.

The GREP student will:
  1. learn and facilitate experiments (e.g., mammalian cell culture, mouse embryonic stem cell differentiation, genome-editing technologies, high throughput RNA sequencing, ribosome-profiling, CLIP-seq);
  2. participate in lab maintenance (e.g., prepare medium, reagents, etc.,);
  3. take graduate-level courses;
  4. prepare a strong application package, with the help from the PI, for graduate schools.

The Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP) is a post-baccalaureate program for participants with an interest in biomedical research. The primary purpose of GREP is to provide a post-baccalaureate laboratory research experience that applies skills in science, technology, engineering or math to biomedical research including basic science or translational research. GREP participants gain research experience that may help them to decide on a career path related to biomedical research. In addition, the experience can increase the participants’ competitiveness and preparation for the next step in their career. These goals are achieved by providing:

• A mentored research experience in a world-class biomedical research laboratory
• Opportunities to participate in selected graduate classes and seminars
• Career development, mentoring and networking opportunities
• Presentation opportunities
• Bachelor’s degree with a strong background in science, technology, engineering, or math
• Interest in biomedical research
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Authorization to work and remain in the United States, without necessity for Mayo Clinic sponsorship now, or in the future (for example, be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident, refugee or asylee)
• A current transcript submission required – unofficial transcripts will be accepted
• A 1-2 sentence statement of research interest

Students that do not meet these criteria do not qualify.

Applicants who are currently in Graduate or Medical School are not eligible.

Eligibility of applicants with advanced degrees above BA or BS depend on the specific degree
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
This position has a predetermined rate of $15.50 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
This is a standard M-F position with 8-hour work days.
Weekend schedule
Occasional weekend hours may be necessary in order to complete the lab work.
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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Chadwick Musolf
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