This individual will be able to utilize the highly active and robust CLL clinical program and the CLL tissue bank and clinical database in their research. The Mayo Clinic Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Group meets daily to evaluate and treat patients. Hematologists/oncologists staff the CLL Clinic and have a major interest in this disease. This clinic typically evaluates approximately 250 new CLL patient visits per year and a total of approximately 3000 CLL patient visits at Mayo. Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and other lymphoproliferative disorders are often seen in one of these hospitals and are also evaluated by the same group of physicians. The CLL Group participates in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group with members including Drs. Kay, Parikh, Kenderian and Ding and has membership on the NCI Leukemia Steering Committee. The CLL group also conducts clinical trials led by the CLL faculty for many CLL cohorts from early stage disease to relapsed refractory disease.
Both basic and applied research is an active and varied component of the CLL research program. Multiple CLL focused investigators have funded extramural and intramural grants in various disciplines including epidemiology, microenvironment, immunologic, hematopoiesis and genetic aspects of the disease. These collaborating investigators bring complementary expertise to research projects demonstrating and taking advantage of the multidisciplinary synergy between clinical researchers, laboratory scientists and specialized biostatistical personnel. The CLL research program has robust laboratory space, state of the art facilities and highly skilled research technicians proficient in many aspects of biologic approaches.
Desired laboratory skills include tissue culture, molecular biology, immunology assays, flow cytometry, animal techniques (injection, bleeding, imaging of xenogeneic and syngeneic models), and cloning. Demonstration of leadership and research team management skills will be favored. Candidates with a track record of prior publications and/or successful funding will be preferred.
Thus this individual will have the opportunity to work on research opportunities within the CLL program. It is expected that the candidate would participate in appropriate projects where they would provide advice on strategic approaches, conduct experiments, assess and analyze data and produce reports, abstracts and manuscript on this work. In addition it is expected that research grants will be composed by the applicant in a timely and as needed fashion. Finally it is expected that the candidate will be a resource for the research technicians in the CLL program.
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Credentials of a successful candidate will include a doctoral degree in (MD and/or PhD), national recognition/experience in the field, and a strong track record of publication. Preference will be given to applicants with established research programs in hematologic malignancies and history of obtaining extramural support.
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