Research Fellow - Translational Interventional Radiology

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Дедлайн: 10.05.2019



Targeted chemotherapy delivery and capture. A new position in the field of bioengineering and translational interventional radiology research is available for a highly enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to lead research under a new NIBIB NIH grant that was recently awarded to our team.

The candidate will focus on VX2 rabbit liver cancer model development, device testing and optimization and be a member of a multidisciplinary team that includes clinicians, engineers and scientists. Testing of clinically applicable intravenous catheter strategies are performed in large animal models with a strong emphasis on translation of novel preclinical catheter designs. Goal of the project is to test whether novel catheter-based device strategies could be used to extract undesired chemotherapy from the circulation to avoid drug toxicity. The expertise of the PI laboratory includes molecular biology, biochemistry, angiography, large animal models, bioengineering and the use of sophisticated clinical image-guided techniques including, 3T MRI, Force CT imaging, elastography, and Carm fluoroscopy with digital subtraction capability.

In terms of training and career goals, the PI will work with candidates on individual career development plans that may include the training in advanced career skills such as grant writing for NIH and regulatory work with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Future career goals for the applicant (towards the end of a multi-year training period in the Oklu lab) may include a transition to independence as a new PI or the potential of partaking in scientifically related entrepreneurial activities (contingent upon successful achievement of academic milestones). Other roles of the candidate include but not limited to development of research ideas, projects and study protocols, participate in weekly research meetings to generate relevant and novel research ideas for grant applications, correspondence with the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee & Institutional Review Board, submit applications for new research projects, renew application for existing and on-going studies, and terminate completed projects. Preparation and Presentation of Abstracts for Podium or Poster, write abstracts for submission to annual scientific meetings, present accepted abstracts as podium or poster during scientific meetings. Manuscript writing and submission to scientific journals, complete manuscripts and submit to peer-reviewed journals.

The PI (Dr. Oklu) focusses on Patient Inspired Engineering; problems encountered in the clinic motivates his research focus (ACS Nano 2017 PMID: 28524668; Science Transl Med 2016 PMID:27856795; ACS Nano 2015 PMID: 26305171). Dr. Oklu is a Professor and Chair of Vascular and Interventional Radiology at Mayo Clinic Arizona and the Director of NIH funded Minimally Invasive Therapeutics Laboratory

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).

800146; J2WRTP


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.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

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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.


Postdoc & Temporary Research

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Post Doctoral Research



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