Special Project Associate II

Position description
A Special Project Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Wolfdieter Springer.
The Springer lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying aging and neurodegenerative disorders with a particular focus on the health and function of mitochondria, autophagy, and lysosomes. The team uses a multidisciplinary approach employing a wide range of state-of-the-art techniques to ultimately uncover the causes of disease, identify faithful biomarkers, and develop small molecule therapeutics. We achieve this in part by studying patient derived and/or genome-edited cells through automated high content imaging and other higher throughput cell-based or biochemical assays, structure-function and multi-omics analyses. With such special emphasis on translational cell biology, the Springer lab bridges a critical gap between clinic, genetics, and pathology.

We are looking for a highly self-motivated and organized individual to join our team. The successful candidate will have a passion for science, an inquisitive mind, and a strong interest to learn and implement new knowledge. Basic laboratory, math, and computer skills as well as attention to detail are a must. Experience with molecular, cell biological and/or biochemical techniques is an advantage.

The Springer lab provides a supportive environment and is committed to offering individualized training, mentoring, and career development opportunities.

For more details see the Springer lab homepage: https://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/translational-cell-biology-parkinsons-disease/overview

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.

This position provides opportunity to transition into a benefit-eligible position after the initial length of 3 months, contingent upon satisfactory performance.

The following is required for completeness of application:
  • Cover letter briefly stating motivation, research interests and career goals
  • Current curriculum vitae with bibliography
  • Proof of highest degree received

Please also be prepared that you may be asked to provide two letters of recommendation to the hiring PI prior to an interview.
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.
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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