Cancer Biology
Position description

The Mayo Clinic in Florida is seeking a full-time postdoctoral Research Fellow to join a productive NIH funded laboratory in the Department of Cancer Biology. This position will focus on immune effects of radiation therapy and interface with wings of the laboratory designing nanoparticles for radiation sensitization of tumors and using charged particle radiation sources to elicit antitumor responses. The laboratory focuses on advancing clinical translational paradigms and is comprised of a team of physicians, chemists, biologists, and physicists working in a highly collaborative environment using state-of-the-art technology.

The postdoctoral fellow will:

  • Perform experiments using advanced biomedical research techniques and develop/validate new methods/applications

  • Independently design and perform experiments, analyze and interpret obtained data, and author scientific publications

  • Present results at national and international scientific meetings

  • Participate in grant applications to major funding agencies

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:

  • Cover letter and one-page statement of research interests

  • CV (including prior positions, publications, technical expertise)

  • One-page statement of research interests

  • Contact information of three references

Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program.
Additional qualifications
Required qualifications
  • Residing in the US
  • Earned Ph.D. in biology, cancer, or immunologically-related research within the last 3 years
  • Experience in cell culture, immunofluorescence, western blotting, ELISA, PCR, etc.
  • Experience in flow cytometry, CyTOF, and immunology assays (CTL, tetramer, ELISPOT, cytokine bead arrays)
  • Experience in animal models of cancer
  • Familiarity with genome-science approaches
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks while maintaining meticulous experimental records and documentation
  • Ability to design and execute experiments, adapt and implement new research techniques and protocols, critically interpret experimental results
  • Demonstrated skills in scientific writing (based on publication record)
  • Flexibility to travel if required
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
Job posting number
Amelia Hoffman