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RTP-Research Fellow - LS - Dr. Oklu

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Mayo Clinic

1mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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  • You need a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship to apply for this research fellow position in Dr. Oklu's lab at Mayo Clinic.
  • You will develop and test novel bioengineered devices in preclinical models, collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, and focus on career development and training in bioengineering and translational research.

Off-cycle Internship

Research & DevelopmentScottsdale


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  • 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.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Translational Bioengineering: Developing and testing novel devices in preclinical models.
  • A new position in the field of bioengineering and translational research is available for a highly enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellow to lead NIH-funded research.
  • The candidate will focus on device development, device testing in various small and large animal models and be a member of a multidisciplinary team that includes clinicians, engineers, and scientists. Testing of clinically applicable devices such as biomaterials and sensors is performed in large animal models with a strong emphasis on translation of these bioengineered designs. The expertise of the PI laboratory includes molecular biology, biochemistry, angiography, large animal models, bioengineering, and the use of sophisticated clinical image-guided techniques.
  • 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 achievement of academic milestones). Other roles of the candidate include but not limited to the 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 the 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.

Application process

  • Current curriculum vitae with bibliography
  • Proof of doctoral degree (copy of diploma or final transcript with English translation, if applicable) or a letter from your university's Registrar office indicating you have fulfilled all doctoral program requirements and are eligible to graduate.
  • Please also be prepared that you may be asked to provide three letters of recommendation to the hiring PI prior to an interview.


Work type

Full time

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