Cancer Biology
Why Mayo Clinic

Position description

The Mayo Clinic in Florida is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct funded research on cancer initiation and pathological progression at the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

The position will focus on defining critical oncogenic signaling pathways in human lung cancer stem cells using a combination of clinical tumor specimens, genomic/bioinformatic analysis, 2D and 3D cell-based studies, targeted therapeutics and novel genetically-engineered mouse models. Specific areas of interest include the identification and dissection of key signaling mechanisms that drive lung tumor initiation, maintenance and progression, and development of directed therapeutic approaches to lung cancer treatment.

The responsibilities of the Research Fellow include: 1) participation in the design, implementation, and evaluation of research studies related to funded grants; 2) development of research ideas, projects and protocols to be submitted for new grant applications; 3) writing of abstracts for submission to annual scientific meetings to be presented as podium or poster; and 4) writing of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. Candidates who are highly self-motivated and organized with a strong research background in cell signaling, cancer biology, and/or molecular cell biology are encouraged to apply. Experience in molecular biology, genomics/bioinformatics and/or cancer stem cell biology is desirable. Some track record in abstract preparation, conference presentation, and/or peer-reviewed publication is also desirable. We provide a supportive environment and we are committed to offering individualized training, mentoring, and career development opportunities. Mayo Clinic offers a competitive stipend and a generous benefit package.

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. Mayo Clinic is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.

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

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
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Post Doctoral Research
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Amelia Hoffman