Position description

A Research Associate appointment is available in Dr. Bryan Taylor’s laboratory in Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The available appointment is a start-up funded two-year position.

Work in Dr. Taylor’s laboratory is currently focused on two specific areas of interest: 1) the mechanistic causes and functional consequences of pulmonary vascular dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension in heart failure patients; and 2) the implementation of pre- and post-rehabilitative strategies to optimize outcomes after lung transplantation. The successful applicant will be aligned to one of these two research themes, and will be responsible for research idea development, implementation of clinical research protocols including data collection and analysis, preparing and presenting abstracts, writing manuscripts for peer-review, assisting with grant applications, and developing postdoctoral grant fellowships and/or career development awards.

Dr. Taylor is establishing collaborative links across the departments of cardiology, pulmonology, radiology, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic in Florida. As such, top candidates will have versatility in technical and intellectual skills and the ability to perform well in interdisciplinary teams. The ideal candidate will have experience in conducting human exercise physiology research and will have interest(s) in cardiopulmonary hemodynamics, vascular biology or function, and/or pulmonary system physiology. Strong research experience in cardiopulmonary exercise testing, implementing exercise training interventions, comprehensive assessment of respiratory muscle function, and/or cardiac and vascular imaging is highly desirable. Some track record in abstract preparation, conference presentation, and/or peer-reviewed publication is also desirable.

A Research Associate at Mayo Clinic is a temporary transitional role with the primary purpose to allow qualified individuals to work within an established investigator’s program in preparation for an academic and/or independent research career. The ability to perform specialized or complex functions would typically be demonstrated through review of scientific accomplishments, contributions, and peer-reviewed publications averaging at least one per year post doctoral degree. The Research Associate is expected to provide leadership support and training within an established research program.

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.

Must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Requires at least three years of postdoctoral research experience at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere with evidence of publications and other scientific accomplishments.
Additional qualifications

Benefits eligible
Full Time
Site description
Jacksonville is the largest city in area in the continental United States. A beautiful coastal Florida city that features excellent year-round climate, over 20 miles of beaches and outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities. The “River City by the Sea” has an excellent school system, reasonable cost of living and a thriving business environment. Medical professionals and patients are drawn to Jacksonville by an extraordinary network of high-profile healthcare facilities. Jacksonville continues to grow as more people relocate from all over the U.S. and abroad, to see what the great River City has to offer!
Postdoc & Temporary Research
Career profile
Post Doctoral Research
Cardiovascular Diseases
Job posting number
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