Special Project Associate II

Position description
A Special Project Associate at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to execute experimental studies in support of lab goals and grant commitments as designated by the Principal Investigator. Performs basic statistical data analysis; prepares tables, charts/graphs and assists in organizing data; completes assorted laboratory procedures and assays. 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).
Bachelor degree required and experience required in lab project or research work in an educational or work setting. Candidate must have a solid understanding of lab techniques, equipment, and safety.
Additional qualifications
A special project associate/ technician position is available immediately in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL under the supervision of Dr. Silvia Kang, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience. Research projects focus on elucidating the role of both molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, in particular in Alzheimer's disease and aging. Our work focuses on understanding the interplay between the peripheral and/or the central immune system and central nervous system (CNS) during pathological conditions. We utilize diverse multi-pronged approaches including biochemistry, histology, flow cytometry and transcriptomics in genetically engineered mouse models of disease. We are looking to hire an individual with experience in mouse colony management and rodent handling that may also have some technical lab experience. Qualified candidates should have a BS/BA degree. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, dedication, a professional attitude and organizational skills are essential. There is a possibility of transitioning to a one year appointment with benefits following this initial time frame.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should send an NIH formatted biosketch and/or curriculum vitae (including GPA and relevant coursework for recent graduates), a brief statement of interest that includes their qualifications, and contact details of at least three references to:

Silvia S. Kang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Email: kang.silvia@mayo.edu
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Site description
Jacksonville is the largest city in area in the continental United States. A beautiful coastal Florida city that features excellent year-round climate, over 20 miles of beaches and outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities. The “River City by the Sea” has an excellent school system, reasonable cost of living and a thriving business environment. Medical professionals and patients are drawn to Jacksonville by an extraordinary network of high-profile healthcare facilities. Jacksonville continues to grow as more people relocate from all over the U.S. and abroad, to see what the great River City has to offer!
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