Special Project Associate II

Why Mayo Clinic

Position description

Dr. Ke Zhang’s lab at Mayo Clinic in Florida has a full-time Special Project Associate II position open to support several ongoing projects. The ideal candidate should have a background in biology or medicine, however, is not required. The candidate must be willing to learn skills in Drosophila genetics, cell culture and molecular biology. Please apply directly to this posting and submit your cover letter and CV to Dr. Ke Zhang (zhang.ke@mayo.edu).

Additional requirements:

  1. Work full-time (40 hr/week)

  2. A GPA >3.2 is preferred (out of 4; Official transcripts required for verification)

  3. Start to work no later than August 2021 (earlier than that is preferred)

  4. Commitment of up to two years (appointment would be an initial length of 1 year and extended for a 2nd contingent on satisfactory performance).

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.

The following is required for completeness of application:

  • Current curriculum vitae with bibliography

  • Proof of highest degree received (if awarded a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or doctoral degree)

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.
Additional qualifications

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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