Cancer Biology
Position description
The Department of Cancer Biology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida is seeking a Research Fellow to work in the areas of preclinical to clinical stage novel drug development, and investigating mechanisms of targeted-drug resistance in hematologic cancers (particularly Multiple Myeloma, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia and Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia). Notably, the Principle Investigator’s lab is focused on translational oncology with the goal of channeling bench side discoveries to the clinic in the form of novel therapeutics and diagnostics tests.

Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in biological sciences with experience in immunology, cell and molecular biology and proteomic techniques. Prior experience (as demonstrated through a publication) in cell culture of hematopoietic cells and performing RNA-interference experiments, i.e. siRNA, shRNA or CRISPR-based techniques, in hematologic cancer cells is mandatory. Experience with flow cytometry is also mandatory. Performing western blot, PCR and ELISA is preferred. Experience in handling small animals, performing tumor implantation and extraction is also preferred.

The ideal candidate should possess knowledge of hematologic, particularly, B-cell malignancies. They must be highly motivated, interested in learning new techniques, have excellent communication and organizational skills.

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.
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
Job posting number
Amelia Hoffman