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Postdoctoral Research Associate at Mayo Clinic or Arizona State University
Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University

Date Posted Feb. 7, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate at Mayo Clinic or Arizona State University
University Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University More About This Institution...
Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Department Division of Nephrology and School for Engineering More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Chemistry - Medicinal
    Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Chemistry - Analytical
    Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - Biochemistry
    Sciences - General
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We are actively recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Scientist. The position can be either at the Division of Nephrology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona (…) or in the School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy ( and the Center for Bioelectronics & Biosensors in the Biodesign Institute ( at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Successful candidates will contribute to a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that is undertaking investigations on development, testing, and translation of new proprietary medical biosensing devices from the laboratory to the clinic.

The hire will work closely with engineers, material scientists from ASU, and doctors from the Mayo Clinic Arizona. Specific job activities include – but are not be limited to – the analytical validation of new biomedical sensors and devices with gold standard reference equipment (96-well spectrophotometry, enzymatic analysis methods, chromatography); sampling and storage of biological samples; and testing of new sensors and devices in biological samples from clinical studies while comparing data to reference methods. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills as well as the ability to communicate with people from a variety of different professional backgrounds. In addition to research activities, the successful candidate may be expected to contribute to mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, report preparation, proposal writing, and other activities as part of her/his training.

Required qualifications for this position are a M.D., or Ph.D., or Masters with industry experience, (or equivalent degree) in medicine, chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in analytical chemistry, biospecimen handling, and electrochemistry. It is expected that the candidate will have hands-on experimental skills with analytical chemistry techniques (96 well spectrophotometry, enzymatic methods), modern spectroscopes (NMR, FTIR, UV, MS, etc.), chromatographic and separation techniques.

The position is available immediately, for an initial duration of one year, with possibility of renewal, depending on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Interested candidates should send any inquiries or their application package in a single PDF directly to Drs. Mary Laura Lind and Erica Forzani (, with the subject "POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONCHEMIST." Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Compensation is commensurate with experience level. The position may be based at either Mayo Clinic or ASU, depending on candidate preference and skills.

Please Submit a single PDF Containing
(1) a cover letter
(2) a CV
(3) contact information for 3 references
(4) two representative research products

Arizona State University’s and Mayo Clinic’s campuses are located in the greater Phoenix metro area, 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. There is vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources in the area. The region’s desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

  • Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and the Title IX statement. ASU offers applicants an opportunity to voluntarily disclose information for the University’s affirmative action plan; applicants may complete an EEO survey for the position they are applying for online.

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Contact Information

  • Mary Laura Lind
    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
  • 4807278613


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