Job Title: Research Fellowship 1-3 years
Description: This opportunity for a dedicated clinical and translational research position takes place at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA. It builds on the work of two prior UK-based cardiologists and focuses on an NIH-funded study investigating hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: of the prevalence, subtypes and clinical implications of sleep disordered breathing and the relationship with atrial fibrillation and sudden death risk. A very extensive clinical and translational dataset and biobank have been collated, some of which has been published and much of which will be analysed and submitted for publication over the coming months. The applicant will continue the work done on this project thus far and will also have the opportunity to work on other research studies under the supervision of Dr. Virend Somers, an expert on neural circulatory control and sleep apnea in cardiovascular disease. Funding is available for a minimum 1-year and renewed annually based on progress. You will be encouraged to complete a PhD or equivalent, and relevant courses (such as research ethics, biostatistics, epidemiology, critical thinking). You will be encouraged to submit grants including an American Heart Association Fellowship award, which prior lab members have been highly successful in securing. You will be expected to present at leading international conferences, with expenses provided. The supervisor has extensive experience and a track-record of guiding fellows through their journey in clinical research, including supervising PhD and independence to leading their own funded research groups. The prior research fellows that have worked on this and related studies will also have supervisory roles for the applicant. We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values and all are encouraged to apply. Essential criteria MD/MBBS equivalent Licenced with GMC (unrestricted) MRCP Ideally an NTN holder in cardiology looking to take time out (OOPR) for higher research degree. For all applicants, we will be looking for enthusiastic candidates with evidence of research or other relevant activity (for example, working in a leadership or educational role) before application. Research activity may include work undertaken as an undergraduate; holding an intercalated BSc; by completion of a relevant Master's degree or other post-graduate qualification in an area of clinical relevance; or by participating in research including statistical analyses and drafting papers. Teamworking, outstanding inter-personal skills, ability to complete tasks on time, proficient communication are vital. Desirable criteria Peer-reviewed publications, grantsmanship, proficiency with echocardiography and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. USMLE examinations are not essential for this post, but are preferrable if you intend to complete a clinical fellowship after a period of research. Opportunities for Career Development The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is led by Dr. Paul Friedman, and offers a highly stimulating research environment with >150 faculty, as well as residents and fellows-in-training, including several international visitors. Within the group there will be ample opportunity for appropriately motivated and skilled individuals to develop new expertise in several areas of interest. Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) offer opportunities for education and career development, funded by an NIH-NCATS institutional award. Courses include epidemiology, biostatistics, precision medicine as well as basic science. Multiple intramural funding opportunities through the foundation and philanthropy are available. Immigration If you hold permanent residence or are a US citizen, there may be opportunities for T32 NIH funding Funding For non-US citizens, visa sponsorship through the Mayo Clinic International Office will be provided as per policy (usually J1 research)
Location: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Job Type: Research Fellowship
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Closing Date: 31/05/2024