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Research Fellow-Radiation Oncology

Company name
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Location
Rochester, MN

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Job Description:

City

Rochester

State

Minnesota

Telecommute

No

Department

Radiation Oncology

Why Mayo Clinic

Highly motivated postdoctoral scientists are invited to join the Translational Neuro-Oncology Laboratory of Jann Sarkaria (http://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/translational-neuro-oncology) to develop novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM). Global interests in the lab include understanding the basis of resistance to chemotherapy and radiation, identifying methods to overcome therapy resistance, defining how heterogeneous drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier impacts cellular response to therapy, and integration of novel signal transduction and DNA repair inhibitors into chemo-radiotherapy for treatment of GBM. Many of these studies are supported by an extensive collaborative network that is NIH funded as the MIT/Mayo Physical Sciences Center for Drug Distribution and Drug Efficacy in Brain Tumors (http://psoc.mit.edu/). There is a heavy emphasis on in vivo studies that are supported by an extensive collection of patient-derived xenografts (PDX) developed from GBM and brain metastasis resection specimens. The PDX models are highly characterized at a phenotypic and genomic level with histology, growth kinetics, whole-exome sequencing and RNA sequencing, respectively, and are widely distributed throughout the Neuro-oncology research community as an NINDS-funded National Resource (http://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/translational-neuro-oncology/mayo-clinic-brain-tumor-patient-derived-xenograft-national-resource). Human tissue studies are supported by an extensive human tumor biobank available within the Mayo Clinic Neuro-Oncology program. The laboratory is integrated within the larger Mayo Clinic Neuro-Oncology Program and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology to facilitate translation of novel findings into clinical trials for GBM patients. The ultimate goal for the laboratory is to define curative treatment strategies for this currently incurable and devastating disease.

Position description

A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Individuals will train in the research program of a Mayo Clinic principal investigator. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic. 800146; J2WRTP

Qualifications

Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere. 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).

Benefits eligible

Yes

Schedule

Full Time

Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Category

Postdoc & Temporary Research

Career profile

Post Doctoral Research

Specialty

Radiation Oncology, Research

Job posting number

91380BR

Recruiter

Kara Schott

Equal opportunity employer

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

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Company info

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Website : http://www.mayoclinic.org/

Company Profile
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Rochester, Minn.; Scottsdale and Phoenix, Ariz.; and Jacksonville, Fla. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states. To inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.These values, which guide Mayo Clinic's mission to this day, are an expression of the vision and intent of our founders, the original Mayo physicians and the Sisters of Saint Francis.

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