Research Fellow - COVID-19 Virology Research

Molecular Medicine
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
This position will include the following research operations/activities:

(1) Virology experiments with SARS-CoV-2 in biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) facility for the development of antivirals and therapeutics
(2) Development of vaccine(s) against SARS-CoV-2 including BSL-2/BSL-2+ vaccine development and preclinical testing in BSL-3
(3) Development of animal models of COVID-19 for preclinical testing of antivirals, therapeutics, and vaccines

The research will include works in virology, cell culture, immunology, and animal experiments in BSL-3 and molecular cloning, virology, immunology, and animal experiments in BSL-2. The position will include extensive training for BSL-2 and BSL-3 operations. The candidate must be able to follow and adhere to all SOPs and directions of supervisors/senior personnel to ensure safe operations with human pathogens in the BSL-2 and BSL-3 facilities.

Substantial laboratory-based experience with molecular biology and cell biology is essential. Ideally, the candidate will have experience with virology and animal work. The selected individual will work with highly pathogenic/contagious pathogens in BSL-3 facilities.

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. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application.
  • Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • Three letters of recommendation, signed, on letterhead, describing:
    • Relationship to the applicant.
    • Past work/academic performance.
    • Work qualities/personal conduct.
    • Overall assessment of potential for success in research environment.
  • Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).
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
Job posting number
Stephanie Fredrickson
Equal opportunity employer
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