Research Fellow-Computational Biology and Bioinformatics -Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota (US)
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May 01 2018
Health Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Fellowship

Heal the sick, advance the science, share the knowledge.

A post-doctoral Research Fellow opportunity is currently available in Dr. Alexej Abyzov's lab in the Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Research will be purely computational and focus on the development and application of methods/software for CNV discovery and analysis from next generation sequencing (NGS) data. The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in computational biology or bioinformatics, be experienced in analysis of human whole genome  NGS, be experienced in copy number variation discovery and analysis, demonstrate a record of peer-reviewed publications, be skilled in programming (e.g., know C/C++), and possess motivation for independent research.

To learn more about Dr. Abyzov’s program, please visit:

Qualified candidates 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.

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.
  1. Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
  • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).

The 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

Mayo Clinic is ranked No. 1 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2017-2018 Best Hospitals).  Our multi-disciplinary group practice focuses on providing high quality, compassionate medical care. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 3,800 physicians and scientists across all locations working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education.  Mayo Clinic Health System connects Mayo Clinic’s respected expertise with Mayo’s community-focused multi-specialty groups in 75 communities. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits.

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