Faculty Position in Aging and the Immune System

Faculty Position in Aging and the Immune System

Mayo Clinic

Scottsdale, United States

The successful candidate will be an immunologist with expertise in senescent remodeling of the immune system with aging and will lead an independent and nationally and internationally-recognized research program. This person will hold academic rank at Mayo Clinic commensurate with experience and qualifications. The ideal candidate will target the profound changes that occur in the immune system with age and how such changes can be linked with the progression of a variety of chronic illnesses and increased risk of acute infections, using cutting edge technologies. Specific areas of interest may include effects of age on micro-environmental niches supporting adaptive immune cell development, cell intrinsic physiologic changes in long-lived adaptive immune cells, age-related extrinsic stresses impacting immune cells and the aging of the innate immune system. Faculty will be expected to work collaboratively with colleagues and to be an active participant in the enterprise-wide Department of Immunology and the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging. The individual may also align with other Mayo Clinic centers such as cancer, transplant, cardiovascular diseases, biomedical discovery, individualized medicine and regenerative medicine.

Credentials of a successful candidate will include a doctoral degree (PhD, MD/PhD, MD or equivalent) in a biomedical science field and rigorous postdoctoral training. Junior investigators should have a strong publication record; evidence of successful competition for external funding is preferred. Mid-career investigators must have a strong publication record and history of NIH- or equivalent extramural funding.

License or certification
PhD, MD/PhD, MD or equivalent in biomedical science field and rigorous postdoctoral training.

Benefits eligible

Site description
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 is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Please apply via recruiter’s website.