Research Fellow - Vaccine Research

General Internal Medicine
Position description
The Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group is seeking two highly motivated candidates committed to developing an academic career in RNA respiratory viral immunology and vaccinology (Coronavirus and Influenza). Our laboratory uses state of the art molecular, immunologic, and omics approaches to study immune responses to viral vaccines and to develop new candidate vaccines. The Vaccine Research Group has multiple NIH-funded projects and CDC contracts and offers an extraordinary team-based science environment with multiple opportunities for education, training and career development; while the Mayo Clinic provides world-class clinical research facilities to support clinical, translational, and basic research activities.

Currently we are searching for two postdoctoral fellows to participate in NIH-funded projects. Candidates must be responsible, organized, and self-motivated, and able to efficiently manage time and experiments.

Project 1 - studying immune responses and developing new vaccine candidates against novel coronavirus and influenza viruses

Project 2 - evaluating factors controlling the development of immunologic memory and waning immunity to measles and mumps following MMR vaccination. This project will involve: a variety of molecular biology techniques, T and B cell immunophenotyping, serology and cell-based assays of immune function, as well as measles, mumps, and/or rubella virology

Those interested in the position should submit their CV, three letters of reference, and a brief statement of research accomplishments and career goals by e-mail to: For more information about our research group, please visit our website:

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
Allergy & Immunology, Infectious Diseases
Job posting number
Kara Schott
Equal opportunity employer
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