Research Fellow Position – lncRNA mediated regulations in mammalian cells

Location: Rochester, MN, US
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: A postdoctoral research fellow position is available at the Mayo Medical School – Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) to study the functions and mechanisms of post-transcriptional regulations and long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) mediated regulations in mammalian cells.

The potential candidate will utilize primary cell culture systems and mouse models in combination with high throughput RNA sequencing, ribosome-profiling, CLIP-seq, and flow cytometry methods to study how mRNA binding proteins and long noncoding RNAs control gene expression under normal and pathological conditions.

Highly motivated individuals with a recent Ph.D. and a background in molecular and cellular biology, genetics, and biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Evidence of scientific publications is required and previous experience with RNA molecular biology and bioinformatics skills are desirable.

The salary is in accordance with the NIH standard.

Please send a CV including the contact information for at least two references to Dr. Wenqian Hu (

Responsibilities: 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:

  1. Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  2. 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.
  3. Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).

Recruiter: Kara Schott

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

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.

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

Job Posting Number: 75810BR
Date: Nov 8, 2016
Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN
Job Segment: Medical, Biochemistry, Biotech, Genetics, Pathology, Healthcare, Science

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