Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Fellow

Mayo Clinic’s Campus in Rochester, MN, United States

Rochester, MN, United States

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. 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).

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jan van Deursen, PhD, at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN. The role of the scientist in this position is to generate and characterize mouse models for human diseases using CRISPR/Cas genome editing techniques. Experience in molecular cloning, mouse genetics, oocyte microinjection, and CRISPR/Cas-based genome editing technologies is recommended.

Successful candidates will have or are in the final stages of completing a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or M.D.), a track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications, and excellent communication skills. Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, CV and names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of references to Dr. Jan van Deursen at

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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Learn and grow among the best in your field at the nation’s top hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2019-2020), ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other care provider. At Mayo Clinic, you’ll use the power of collaboration to achieve the highest standards for medical care and health improvement, working in the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with over 60,000 employees. You’re invited to contribute to a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. Being a part of Mayo Clinic allows for more work-life balance, competitive compensation and generous benefits, career security and the ability to manage and coordinate patient care in the most efficient ways possible. 

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Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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