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Research Fellow - Pulmonary Fibrosis Job

Company Name:
Mayo Clinic
Job Posting Number: 34935BR
Job Posting Title: Research Fellow - Pulmonary Fibrosis
Specialty: Research
Work Site: MN - Rochester
Department: Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Job Description:
Mayo Clinic Thoracic Diseases Research Unit and Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Physiology & Biomedical Engineering have opportunities available for a postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Biology and Therapeutics of Lung Fibrosis.
Postdoctoral positions are immediately available in a newly funded program aimed at understanding the pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis and developing new therapeutic approaches in this disease area. The work will be conducted in the laboratories of Drs. Andrew Limper, Edward Leof, and Daniel Tschumperlin. Projects will be focused on characterizing pathological fibroblasts from patients with lung fibrosis, screening for agents that synergistically antagonize fibrosis, delineating mechanisms controlling cell type-specific TGF-? signaling in the pathogenesis of lung fibrosis, and investigations of the mechanobiology of fibroblasts and extracellular matrix within the context of lung injury/repair and fibrosis.
All studies will be conducted within a multidisciplinary laboratory consortium featuring state-of-the-art facilities, fluorescence and atomic force microscopy, as well as access to outstanding research core resources. Successful candidate must have proficiency in basic techniques of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. Experience in fluorescence microscopic analysis of tissues and cells, cell isolation and culture in 3D matrices, and for some projects whole animal studies in rodents will be required. Candidate will be expected to develop and execute independent research projects leading to peer-reviewed publications and must possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Maximum consideration will be given to candidates with first author publications and the motivation and initiative to develop independent research careers.
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. 800146; J2WRTP
Basic Qualifications:
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. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:
1. Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
2. 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.
3. Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).
Staffing Specialist: Katrina Giese
Company Statement:
Mayo Clinic is known nationally and internationally for outstanding achievements in patient care, research and education. Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit, integrated group practice focusing on high quality, compassionate medical care. Multi-disciplinary teams work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." Mayo Clinic has sites in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. Temporary Professional positions provide opportunities for post-doctoral training and education, as well as opportunities to gain expertise in specialized areas by working with established research investigators.
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).
Req ID: 34935BR
Date: Mon, 21 04 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Country: US
State: MN
City: Rochester
Postal Code: 55901
Locale: en_US

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