Research Faculty Position in Soft Tissue Biology, Orthopedic Surgery

Position description
Focus: Cell biology/immunology with interest in soft tissue regenerative medicine (cartilage, tendon/ligament, muscle, nerve)

The Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery is recruiting an outstanding scientist with expertise in cell biology or immunology and a research program in soft tissue biology and bony regeneration. Areas of interest include fibrosis prevention and soft tissue (cartilage, ligament, tendon, and/or nerve) transplantation and regeneration. The candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in relevant discipline or equivalent degree, with a track record of success in extramural funding, publications, and collaboration with clinicians. Appointment and academic rank will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications.

Expectations for the successful scientist include leadership of a nationally-recognized independent musculoskeletal research laboratory. The ideal candidate will engage directly with numerous clinicians and scientists within the Department and with other investigators in relevant research centers and departments across Mayo Clinic. The successful candidate will also participate in Department-led research educational and training programs, including an NIH-funded musculoskeletal research training program, and may have a track record of entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the Department’s research committee and must demonstrate commitment to an inclusive and collaborative culture and values-driven leadership.

Mayo Clinic has been recognized as the best hospital in the nation for 2020-2021 by U.S. News and World Report. Mayo Clinic is an integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center with over 3,800 physicians and scientists in a unified multi-campus system. This unique environment brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We support a vibrant and diverse research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences. In 2018, the institution received over $490 million in extramural research awards, supplemented with over $330 million of institutional support. Mayo Clinic supports innovation and has world class faculty, laboratories, and state-of-the-art core facilities and biorepositories. The Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences trains and supports Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, outstanding laboratory facilities, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.

Applications should include a CV, cover letter, 2-4 page statement of research interests, and names/ contact information of 3-5 references.

Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:

Matthew P. Abdel, M.D.
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Mayo Clinic

Benefits eligible
Full Time
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.
Physicians & Scientists
Career profile
Orthopedic Surgery
Job posting number
Adriana Semko
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).