Research Fellow - Orthopedic Surgery

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
Dr. Matthew Abdel is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to join our multi-disciplinary team in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester The post-doctoral research fellow will work together with surgeons and scientists on identifying causes and treatment options for arthrofibrosis, a relatively common and debilitating condition following total knee arthroplasty, as well as numerous other failure mechanisms after primary and revision total hip arthroplasties and total knee arthroplasties such as aseptic loosening, polyethylene wear, osteolysis, and instability. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn and apply new methods and advancing technologies.

The preferred candidate should:
  • Have experience with animal models, tissue culture, molecular techniques, and/or histology
  • Develop new directions for the research, troubleshoot protocols, and provide feedback
  • Be adaptable to change and proficient with time management
  • Have excellent verbal, presentation, and written communication skills to present data at laboratory meetings and national and international conferences as well as publish manuscripts from research findings.
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
  • Final doctoral degree transcripts 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
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
Orthopedic Surgery
Job posting number
Katrina Giese
Equal opportunity employer
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