Research Fellow - Vaccine Research Group

General Internal Medicine
Position description
A postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Gregory A. Poland and Richard B. Kennedy, within the Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group and the Division of General Internal Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota to study immune responses to viral vaccines. Research projects will focus on characterizing immune responses to smallpox, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, zika, and other viral vaccines.

Candidates with a strong background in immunology, virology, molecular biology, and/or genetics are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants for this position will possess a Ph.D. in Immunology, Virology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or related field. Preference will be given to applicants that have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship.

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:

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. Relocation assistance and immigration/visa sponsorship are not available for this position.
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. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:
  1. Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  2. 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.
  3. Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).
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
Internal Medicine, Research
Job posting number
Katrina Giese
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).