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Research Fellow - Respiratory Genomics Research

Scottsdale, Arizona
Closing date
May 22, 2022

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Health Sciences, Clinical Research
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PhD Fellowship
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The Research shield at Mayo Clinic is committed to creating a diverse environment and recognizes that diverse research teams make better decisions, are more equipped to solve complex problems and adapt to change, and produce better outcomes. That diversity is about opening up to unconventional ideas that create better outcomes, while recognizing colleagues' unique contributions. Become part of the legacy that embraces these differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.

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Dr. Victor Ortega (faculty link: ) from the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine and the Center for Individualized Medicine and Dr. Junwen Wang (faculty link: ) at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona are looking for a postdoctoral fellow in Precision Medicine of Respiratory Diseases focused on the analysis of genomic variation associated with airways disease severity and drug response (pharmacogenomics) using whole-genome DNA sequencing, transcriptomics, epigenomic, quantitative physiologic and imaging approaches. This individual is expected to have expert knowledge of scientific principles and concepts in NGS analysis. The applicant will use Unix and high-performance computational resources and engage in collaborative research and publications, spanning collaborations across local research programs and
national, NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded networks.

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. Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. A doctoral degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, or Statistical Genetics is strongly preferred. 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:
     * Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
     * Doctoral degree certification, if applicable; Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).
     * Please also be prepared that you may be asked to provide three letters of recommendation to the hiring PI prior to an interview. 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.

The ideal candidate for this role would possess the following:
     * PhD/MD in bioinformatics or related field.
     * Experience with R, Python.
     * Experience on analyzing and annotating GWAS data (whole genome sequencing, whole exome sequencing and ChIP array)
     * Experience in correlating OMICs data with clinical phenotypes.
     * Experience in single cell sequencing data analysis, and multi-omics data integration will be a plus.

This applicant is also expected to be an independent, innovative, and creative thinker, who has outstanding written and verbal communication skills, effective process and project management skills, and excellent teamwork and collaboration skills.
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.


Mayo Clinic has been recognized three-years in a row as the best hospital in the nation for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report.  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 over 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, exceptional benefits including medical, dental, paid time off. At Mayo Clinic, you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

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