Special Project Associate II

Cancer Biology
Why Mayo Clinic

Position description

A Special Project Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr Tushar Patel. The lab focuses on liver disease with an emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms related to pathogenesis and therapeutics of liver cancers.

We are looking for a highly self-motivated and organized individual to join our group. Candidates should have a passion for science, and a strong interest to learn and implement new knowledge. Individuals should have attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to manage tasks in a timely manner. They should be able to analyze, troubleshoot and learn and perform new tasks. Basic laboratory techniques and computer skills are required. Prior experience working with mice is an advantage.

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. Laboratory tasks may include maintaining cell culture, drug treatment, running biological assays, RNA/protein isolation, PCR and cell imaging. Candidates will observe findings, record evidence, organize information, analyze data, and report results. Assists in maintaining laboratory instruments, supplies, and documents.

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:

  • 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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