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Mayo Clinic Research Technologist - Molecular Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota

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Position description

Seeking applicants for a Research Technologist within the laboratory of Dr. Shruthi Naik in the Department of Molecular Medicine focused on the development and clinical translation of novel cancer immunotherapies. We collaborate extensively with veterinary hospitals to implement clinical trials to evaluate new treatment approaches in naturally occurring canine cancer including canine osteosarcoma and lymphoma. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinical teams and industry partners and play a key role in advancing new technologies to impact patient care.

This is a team-based position to provide research and technical support to current and new research projects focused on testing new oncolytic virus therapies and combination therapy approaches. This position will have access to core facilities to use cutting edge technologies to (i) test new immunotherapy approaches in clinically relevant mouse models of cancer; (ii) participate in the implementation of clinical trials; and (iii) perform correlative studies to visualize the impact of cancer immunotherapy in naturally occurring cancer to identify potential biomarkers of response. The successful candidate will need to be highly collaborative team member who can learn on the job, communicate effectively, and operate independently.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical support for ongoing laboratory research experiments (40%)

  • Maintaining sterile tissue cell culture in a BSL-2 environment and performing in vitro experiments

  • Coordinating with veterinary technicians to execute studies in murine tumor models

  • Immune assays including flow cytometry, ELISA/ELISPOTs

  • Collaborating and maintaining communications with clinical teams (30%)

  • Ensuring all clinical samples are received and cataloged

  • Execution of correlative studies on clinical specimens

  • Data analysis, report generation, and support in writing manuscripts and grants (30%)

  • Use of various research software (ImageJ, Flowjo, Graphpad Prism, Excel)

  • Developing SOPs and maintaining IACUC protocol.

  • Sets up and performs routine and established lab procedures in support of lab goals, grant commitments, i.e. assays, cell/tissue culture, animal studies, etc.

  • Monitors results, reports unusual outcomes and suggests modifications.

  • Collects, enters and summarizes data.

  • Assists in the maintenance of lab equipment and supplies.

  • Performs basic statistical data analysis; prepares tables/charts/graphs and assists in organizing data.

  • Presents at research laboratory meetings and contributes to writing of manuscripts.

  • Works under supervision and may perform some assignments independently as discussed and approved by Principal Investigator.

For more information on the Molecular Medicine Research Department, please visit: https://www.mayo.edu/research/departments-divisions/department-molecular-medicine

Qualifications

  • Requires bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or other relevant science.

Additional qualifications

  • Must exhibit a solid understanding of lab techniques, equipment, and safety.

  • Must have the ability to organize and carry out laboratory techniques independently and in a team setting.

  • Experience with basic data analysis is required.

  • This position requires demonstrated writing skills.

Exemption status

Non-exempt

Compensation Detail

$25.36 - $38.04 / hour

Benefits eligible

Yes

Schedule

Full Time

Hours / Pay period

80

Schedule details

Day shift

Normal business hours, Monday - Friday.

Weekend schedule

Occasional weekend work may be required due to project schedules.

International Assignment

No

Site description

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.

Recruiter

Chadwick Musolf

EOE

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

Equal opportunity

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

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