Research Fellow - Cell and Molecular Aging Laboratory



City
Rochester
State
Minnesota
Department
Physiology & Biomedical Engineering
Position description
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Joao Passos funded by the National Institute on Aging at NIH to study the role of mitochondrial apoptotic stress in senescence and aging. Dr. Passos directs the Cell and Molecular Aging Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. His research is focused on investigating the role of senescent cells in aging and age-related disease, with a particular focus on mitochondria and telomeres. His research has shown that mitochondria are key regulators of the pro-inflammatory phenotype characteristic of senescent cells. His team is currently investigating the mechanisms by which mitochondria drive senescence with the aim of finding new therapies to counteract the detrimental impact of senescent cells with aging and age-related diseases. For more information about the lab, please visit: https://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/cell-molecular-aging/overview.

The postdoctoral researcher will work in the multidisciplinary and unique environment of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, where major discoveries in the field of cellular senescence and the development of senolytics have taken place. Applications are invited from motivated, ambitious and independent candidates who aim to investigate the role of cellular senescence and mitochondrial dysfunction in the context of aging. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be driven by scientific curiosity and have experience in cell and molecular biology. Experience in mitochondrial biology and mouse models is preferred.
To find out more about this unique opportunity to establish advanced skills and expertise in the exciting field of cellular senescence please contact Dr Joao Passos.


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.
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
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Joao Passos funded by the National Institute on Aging at NIH to study the role of mitochondrial apoptotic stress in senescence and aging.
Dr. Passos directs the Cell and Molecular Aging Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. His research is focused on investigating the role of senescent cells in aging and age-related disease, with a particular focus on mitochondria and telomeres. His research has shown that mitochondria are key regulators of the pro-inflammatory phenotype characteristic of senescent cells. His team is currently investigating the mechanisms by which mitochondria drive senescence with the aim of finding new therapies to counteract the detrimental impact of senescent cells with aging and age-related diseases. For more information about the lab, please visit: https://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/cell-molecular-aging/overview.
The postdoctoral researcher will work in the multidisciplinary and unique environment of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, where major discoveries in the field of cellular senescence and the development of senolytics have taken place. Applications are invited from motivated, ambitious and independent candidates who aim to investigate the role of cellular senescence and mitochondrial dysfunction in the context of aging. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, be driven by scientific curiosity and have experience in cell and molecular biology. Experience in mitochondrial biology and mouse models is preferred.
To find out more about this unique opportunity to establish advanced skills and expertise in the exciting field of cellular senescence please contact Dr Joao Passos.
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
Research
Job posting number
137471BR
Recruiter
Kara Schott