A Research Fellow appointment is available in Dr. Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner’s laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida. To learn more about Dr. Ertekin-Taner’s laboratory, ongoing projects, publications and grant funding please visit: http://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/genetics-alzheimers-disease-endophenotypes/overview
The successful candidate will work on projects related to grants focused on discovery of novel therapies and biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions via integrative multi-omics analyses of big data and validations in model systems, such as iPSC-driven cellular models. Multi-omics analyses include but are not limited to integration of genome, transcriptome, epigenetics data from humans and model systems with deep phenotypes using systems biology approaches. Responsibilities include: Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of research studies related to funded grants. Develop research ideas, projects and protocols to be submitted for new grant applications. Write abstracts for submission to annual scientific meetings to be presented as podium or poster. Write manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. The candidate should be a highly motivated, hard-working and creative individual, with excellent written and oral presentation skills. Top candidates will have a strong publication record, versatility in technical and intellectual skills and ability to perform well in interdisciplinary teams. We are looking for candidates with strong research experience in wet bench cell and molecular techniques. Strong analytical skills are also required. Applicants with a background in cellular and molecular biology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, statistical genetics or a related field are encouraged to apply.
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.