Position description

A Research Fellow appointment is available in Dr. Casey Cook’s laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

The successful candidate will work on projects focused on illuminating mechanisms of tau toxicity in neurodegenerative disease using an array of techniques and model systems, including biochemical and neuropathological characterization in human postmortem tissue and mouse models, behavioral characterization of novel mouse models, and proteomic and transcriptome analyses. The candidate should be highly-motivated, hard-working, and creative, with excellent written and oral communication skills. Top candidates will have a strong publication record, demonstrated multi-tasking capabilities, and collaborative tendencies. Applicants with a background in neuroscience, cellular and molecular biology, or RNA sequencing analysis are particularly 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.

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
Job posting number
Amelia Hoffman