Research Fellow - Enteric Neuroscience / GI Physiology
June 22, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The gut microbiome laboratory at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN seeks a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral research scientist with experience in gastrointestinal physiology, who is interested in investigating host-microbiome interactions. A successful applicant will have a PhD cellular physiology, neuroscience, molecular biology or a related field, a strong publication record, good command of written and spoken English and the ability to design and conduct experiments independently. The applicant should be comfortable handling animals and a prior experience in techniques of cell and tissue physiology, molecular biology, immunocytochemistry, microscopy, and cell culture is preferred.
Our laboratory is interested in understanding the effect of microbe-microbe, microbe-host and diet-microbe interactions on host gastrointestinal physiology. We employ a combination of gnotobiotic models, targeted and non-targeted metabolomics, meta-transcriptomics and metagenomics in addition to in vitro and in vivo physiological methods. The fellow will join a dynamic multidisciplinary research group including members from the Enteric Neuroscience Program and the Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program and have the opportunity to work with experts in cellular neuroscience, GI physiology, bioinformatics, in silico microbiome modeling, and optofluidics. The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate gnotobiotics, multi-omics platforms, cellular and in vivo physiology techniques, molecular and genetic microbiology tools, and advanced differential anaerobic culture techniques to determine the mechanisms underlying microbial modulation of host GI function. The candidate will contribute to development of new technical capabilities, participate in interdisciplinary lab meetings, and have the opportunity to present findings and local and national conferences. Additional information about the laboratory and research program is available at http://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/gut-microbiome/about/about-the-lab Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 800146; J2WRTP
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:
Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
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.
Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).
Benefits eligible Yes
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