Research Fellow - Behavior Neuroscience



City
Rochester
State
Minnesota
Telecommute
No
Department
Neurology
Why Mayo Clinic
The Research shield at Mayo Clinic is committed to creating a diverse environment and recognizes that diverse research teams make better decisions, are more equipped to solve complex problems and adapt to change, and produce better outcomes. That diversity is about opening up to unconventional ideas that create better outcomes, while recognizing colleagues' unique contributions. Become part of the legacy that embraces these differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.
Position description
A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. This one-year renewable position will be focused on preclinical studies of therapeutic efficacy and molecular mechanisms of small molecule mitochondria-targeted therapeutics in mouse models of Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s Diseases. The laboratory integrates several disciplines, including mitochondria biology, biochemistry, systems biology approaches including single cell analysis (metabolomic, transcriptomic, proteomics), and has a strong translational focus, with activities in preclinical studies and development of novel therapeutics and biomarkers of efficacy. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a solid background in translational research.

The successful candidate will be a self-driven scientist, enjoying challenging research projects in a supportive multidisciplinary environment, and working in a timely fashion with team members. Enjoyment of team science is essential, along with strong communication and presentation skills in English. Investigation will be conducted in vivo in mice, primary neurons, multiple tissues and biofluids, and human cells. The in-depth knowledge of
in vivo techniques involving mouse models and major in vitro biochemistry techniques are mandatory. Understanding of mitochondrial biology, cellular metabolism and energetics is an advantage.


Required Qualifications
  1. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences and have at least two-year research experiences in the neuroscience field.
  2. Proficiency in in vivo techniques involving mouse models including administering drug treatment, conducting behavior studies, collecting tissues and biofluids for analyses including statistical analysis.
  3. Proficiency in immunohistochemistry, imaging techniques including fluorescence and confocal microscopy, and data analysis.
  4. Basic cell biology techniques including ELISA, SDS-PAGE, western blot, PCR, and other basic assays. Familiarity with electron microscopy is an advantage.
  5. Proficiency in basic cell culture techniques. Experience with neuronal cultures is an advantage.
  6. Experience with animal surgery using a stereotaxic device is an advantage.
The candidate will also be expected to write manuscripts reporting research findings, originate new, related, or follow-up research projects, and to originate/participate in grant proposal writing to support the lab. This opportunity is open to U.S. and non-U.S. residents; position is available immediately.

Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted together.

Eugenia Trushina, PhD
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW 
Rochester, MN U.S.A. 55905
Email: trushina.eugenia@mayo.edu
Qualifications
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
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences and have at least two-year research experiences in the neuroscience and/or cell biology field.

Proficiency in in vivo techniques involving mouse models including administering drug treatment, conducting behavior studies, collecting tissues and biofluids for analyses.

Proficiency in immunohistochemistry, imaging techniques including fluorescence and confocal microscopy, and data analysis.

Basic cell biology techniques including ELISA, SDS-PAGE, western blot, PCR, and other basic assays.

Experience with cell culture techniques is an advantage.

The candidate will also be expected to write manuscripts reporting research findings, originate new, related, or follow-up research projects, and to originate/participate in grant proposal writing to support the lab. This opportunity is open to U.S. and non-U.S. residents; position is available immediately.

Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted together.

Submit to:
Eugenia Trushina, PhD
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN U.S.A. 55905
Email: trushina.eugenia@mayo.edu
Benefits eligible
Yes
Schedule
Full Time
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Category
Postdoc & Temporary Research
Career profile
Post Doctoral Research
Specialty
Neurology
Job posting number
149634BR
Recruiter
Stephanie Fredrickson
Equal opportunity employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.