Research Fellow/Molecular Medicine
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The Department of Molecular Medicine/Oncology is seeking a postdoctoral Research Fellow. This one-year renewable position is focusing on the study of oncolytic viruses and interactions with the immune system, with a special emphasis on immuno virotherapy and clinical translation of novel approaches. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. or M.D. with significant laboratory experience and several first author publications and have demonstrated excellence in written communication. You should be highly motivated and can work both independently and as part of a team. Previous experience in immunology or immunotherapy research is required. Experience in virology and animal models of tumorigenesis is desired.
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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. 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.
The following is required for completeness of application:
* Current curriculum vitae with bibliography
* Proof of doctoral degree (copy of diploma or final transcript with English translation, if applicable) or a letter from your university's Registrar office indicating you have fulfilled all doctoral program requirements and are eligible to graduate.
Please also be prepared that you may be asked to provide three letters of recommendation to the hiring PI prior to an interview.
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.
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