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Position description

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:

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.


Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program.
Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:

1. Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
2. Three letters of recommendation, signed, on letterhead
3. Doctoral degree certification, if applicable

Additional qualifications

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!

MAYO CLINIC is ranked number one in more specialties than any other hospital in the nation for 2020-2021 by U.S. News & World Report and has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, with sustained intramural funding, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits. Mayo Clinic supports a dynamic research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical and population sciences. Research Temporary Professional (RTP) positions provide opportunities for post-doctoral training and education, as well as opportunities to gain expertise in specialized areas by working with established research investigators.

Postdoc & Temporary Research
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Amelia Hoffman