Research Fellow – Microbiome Research- Rochester, MN
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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.
A postdoctoral research fellow position is available to study the role of the human microbiome in the laboratory of Dr. Marina Walther-António at Mayo Clinic. The position is better suited for a microbiologist, microbial ecologist or clinical microbiologist, and someone with a microscopy and bacterial culturing background, particularly experience with anaerobic microorganisms. We have brought to Mayo Clinic a newly developed platform – Optofluidics – automated advanced microscope with integrated multiple optical laser tweezers in a microfluidics platform, which allows the visual manipulation and isolation of microbial cells for single-cell whole genome amplification and other applications. We will use this single-cell platform to discern microbial-microbial and microbial-host interactions. The goal is to perform spatial mapping of microbes in human samples, live-cell imaging and tracking, live-cell manipulation, measure microbial interactions, and perform metabolite and cell signaling tracking. In essence, bring cellular level information to the study of human microecology. The bulk of the work will be centered on endometrial cancer and carcinogenic hypothesis testing, though many other active research areas will be available for investigation.
This position requires that applicants must have a Ph.D. 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.
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