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Faculty Position in Macromolecular Structure and Design

Rochester, Minnesota (US)
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Dec 20, 2023

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Life Sciences, Molecular Biology
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THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (BMB) at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, announces an open faculty position (any rank) in the area of macromolecular structure and design in an exciting and well-funded research environment including access to advanced instrumentation for structural biology (cryo-EM/ET, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography) in a newly established structural biology facility. The successful candidate will establish an extramurally funded collaborative research and training program involving computational, biochemical, and/or structural approaches to the design or selection of novel proteins, nucleic acids, and their complexes, of relevance to understanding fundamental principles and addressing problems of health and disease. Topics of special interest include the design or selection of therapeutic molecules including proteins, nucleic acids, nanomachines, or nanostructures such as novel enzymes or agents that alter pathological macromolecular aggregation processes. Individuals with expertise in using cryo-electron microscopy to answer cell biology questions are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will commit to education, mentorship and a collaborative and inclusive departmental culture. 

THE BMB DEPARTMENT is the largest and oldest science department at Mayo Clinic, including over 50 investigators committed to the mission of discovering, pioneering, and sharing knowledge of molecular and biochemical mechanisms driving health and disease. Excellent institutional core facilities are available to support the research mission. BMB faculty are internationally known innovative scientists dedicated to graduate and post-graduate training. Faculty enjoy internal collaborations and joint appointments with many clinical departments and centers, including the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kogod Center on Aging, Pirnie Translational PKD Center, Center for Biomedical Discovery, Center for Individualized Medicine, and Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics.

MAYO CLINIC is a multidisciplinary academic medical center with over 4,000 physicians and scientists in an integrated multi-campus system. Consistently recognized as the best hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and as one of the top hospitals and health systems in 2022 by Diversity Inc., Mayo Clinic has committed $100M in this decade to support anti-racism, equity, and inclusion. Mayo Clinic supports a vibrant and diverse research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and data sciences. The institution expends more than $1B in research annually, including over $600M in extramural research awards, and $400M of institutional support. The Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences engages a unique model in training PhD and MD-PhD students in BMB and seven other disciplines. 

MAYO CLINIC offers highly competitive startup, program support, and compensation packages with exceptional benefits to enable staff to achieve their personal and professional goals. Mayo Clinic is among the few U.S. companies to provide a pension benefit at no cost to employees, with 403(b) and 457(b) options allowing an employer match. Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment, recognizing that diverse teams make better and more innovative decisions when facing complex problems. 


Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other care provider by U.S. News & World Report. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you’ll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!  

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