Research Fellow - Cancer and Radiation Biology

Radiation Oncology
Position description
The Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer and radiation biology.

Highly motivated individuals with a desire to develop into independent funded career translational scientists in Radiation Oncology are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Zhenkun Lou and Dr. Robert Mutter, supported by Radiation Oncology, and routinely interact with clinicians in the department. The laboratory has significant expertise in the DNA damage response and its interplay with anti-tumor immunity.

Using small molecule inhibitors and genetic and epigenetic screens, the successful candidate will identify and validate new therapeutic targets that impact photon, proton and carbon ion efficacy in tumor and normal tissues. These studies will provide a framework for the future of personalized medicine with particle therapy at Mayo Clinic in the years ahead.

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., 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
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.
Postdoc & Temporary Research
Career profile
Post Doctoral Research
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Research
Job posting number
Kara Schott