Pain Medicine
Why Mayo Clinic

Position description

A Research Fellow position is available immediately in a Pain Medicine Basic Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The laboratory is centered, but not restricted, to spinal cord, tissue injury and chronic pain regenerative medicine innovative technologies based in pre-clinical and clinical studies on stem cells and platelet rich plasma. The laboratory is seeking a highly motivated individual with a solid background in translational research and laboratory expertise with a strong genetic and biochemistry background. The successful candidate will be a self-driven scientist, who enjoys challenging research projects in a supportive multidisciplinary environment and working in a timely fashion with team members. Enjoyment of team science is essential, along with strong communication both oral and written skills in English. 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.

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.

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.
Additional qualifications
1. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences with experience in the genetics and/or cell biology field. An individual with an M.D. degree with strong laboratory based postdoctoral experience will also be considered.

2. Proficiency in in vivo techniques involving rodent models including administering drug treatment, conducting behavior studies, small surgeries, rodent CT imaging, collecting tissues and biofluids for analyses.

3. Proficiency in immunohistochemistry, imaging techniques including fluorescence and confocal microscopy, and data analysis.

4. Proficiency in cell biology techniques including ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, PCR, RT-PCR, RNAseq and other basic assays. Familiarity with NanoString technology is desired.

5. Proficiency in basic cell culture techniques, transfections and knockdown. Experience with stem cells cultures, iPSC and PRP is an advantage.

6. Must have published at least 3 peer-reviewed articles as first author. The candidate will also be expected to write manuscripts reporting research findings, originate new, related, or follow-up research projects, and to originate/participate in grant/ funding proposals to support the lab.
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
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Amelia Hoffman