Special Project Associate II

Why Mayo Clinic

Position description

A Special Project Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr Leonard Petrucelli. The lab focuses on neurodegenerative disease with an emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms related to pathogenesis and therapeutics of Alzheimer’s, ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia. In addition, the lab has a particular emphasis to establish novel biomarkers for disease.

We are looking for a highly self-motivated and collaborative individual. Candidates should have the ability to multi-task, have exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills. Basic laboratory techniques and computer skills are highly recommended.

Laboratory tasks may include handling/processing of biospecimen patient samples, data basing, DNA/RNA purification and sample storage. Assists in maintaining laboratory instruments, supplies, and documents.

This position provides opportunity to transition into a benefit-eligible position.

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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