Neuroimmunology Laboratory Physician

Rochester, Minnesota (US)
Discussed upon application
October 27 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Medical Doctor

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota is seeking a physician-scientist M.D. or equivalent to serve as a Consultant in the Neuroimmunology Laboratory, NIL.  The mission of the laboratory is to define clinically pertinent neuronal, muscle and glial antigens as targets of autoimmune disease, to devise and validate novel serological tests to aid the diagnosis of neurological autoimmunity and cancer by providing serological clinical tests, and complex interpretation of autoantibody profiles. NIL also investigates immunopathological mechanisms of neurological diseases.

The NIL offers IgG antibody testing profiles, on serum and spinal fluid, for diverse autoimmune neurological disease states, many of which are paraneoplastic. These include encephalopathy, epilepsy, myelopathy, neuromuscular junction disorders, neuropathy and myopathy. Testing profiles are composed of one or more antibodies. Autoantibodies specific for neurons, glial cells and muscle are detected using tissue and transfected cell-based fluorescence microscopy, transfected cell-based flow cytometry, radioimmunoassays, bioassays, western blot, and ELISA assays.

This position will be a shared appointment between the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (DLMP) and the Department of Neurology.  Within DLMP the NIL consultant will support the general oversight of NIL operations which include meeting regulatory requirements, providing clinician/client support, review and reporting capabilities for clinical test results, supporting laboratory operations, and the oversight of new test development.  Within the Department of Neurology, the consultant will staff outpatient neurology clinics and may staff the inpatient service periodically.

Time Allocation:
Position will be full time (1.0 FTE) and associated with appointment to a clinical DLMP Division.  Initial assignment will be:

  • 80% of time (0.8 FTE) dedicated to the Division of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology activities.
  • 20% of time (0.2 FTE) dedicated to clinical practice in the Department of Neurology.

Candidates must hold or be eligible for U.S. medical licensure in the state of Minnesota, and be board-eligible or board-certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.  Candidates must also have successfully completed a fellowship in Neuroimmunology

  License or Certification : Qualified candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the U.S.
  • M.D. or equivalent degree.
  • Board certification in Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) or international equivalent.
  • Clinical fellowship in Neuroimmunology.
  • Have prior experience in the area of neuroimmunological antibody discovery and test development, both at the bench and through translational work.
  • Evidence of ability to innovate and develop laboratory developed tests; demonstrated academic productivity in the field of neurology, laboratory medicine and immunology.
  • Eligible to serve as a clinical laboratory director under CLIA and New York State regulations.

Interested candidates should apply to this job posting.  Please include a Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, and 3 letters of reference.