Graduate Research Employment Program - Orthopedics - Limited Tenure - #689844

Mayo Clinic

Date: 3 days ago

City: Rochester, Minnesota

Salary: $17 - $17 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Why Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2022-2023) and ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all locations, you’ll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits. Eligibility may vary

Position description

The goal of the Westendorf laboratory is to define the molecular underpinnings of musculoskeletal development and disease to help advance the rational design of new treatment regimens. Recently, our work has focused on characterizing the role of a novel potassium channel in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis progression. We are seeking a GREP candidate to join our laboratory in the Summer of 2023 to assist in this project. The candidate will use molecular biology (RNA and protein isolation, RT-PCR and Western blotting), and cell biology (cell culture, immunostaining, histology, flow cytometry) techniques on musculoskeletal cells and tissues. The candidate will work with Dr. Westendorf’s research team, including Dr. Westendorf, postdoctoral fellows, research technologists, and graduate students. The candidate will be expected to engage with and present at weekly laboratory meetings and engage in departmental journal clubs and seminar series. Some knowledge of molecular biology and cell biology is preferred, but not required

The Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP) is a post-baccalaureate program for participants with an interest in biomedical research. The primary purpose of GREP is to provide a post-baccalaureate laboratory research experience that applies skills in science, technology, engineering or math to biomedical research including basic science or translational research. GREP participants gain research experience that may help them to decide on a career path related to biomedical research. In addition, the experience can increase the participants’ competitiveness and preparation for the next step in their career. These goals are achieved by providing:

  • A mentored research experience in a world-class biomedical research laboratory
  • Opportunities to participate in selected graduate classes and seminars
  • Career development, mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Presentation opportunities


  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong background in science, technology, engineering, or math
  • Interest in biomedical research
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Authorization to work and remain in the United States, without necessity for Mayo Clinic sponsorship now, or in the future (for example, be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident, refugee or asylee)
  • A current transcript submission required – unofficial transcripts will be accepted
  • A 1-2 sentence statement of research interest

Students that do not meet these criteria do not qualify

Applicants who are currently in Graduate or Medical School are not eligible

Eligibility of applicants with advanced degrees above BA or BS depend on the specific degree

Exemption status


Compensation Detail

This position has a predetermined rate of $17.00 per hour

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Hours / Pay period


Schedule details

Must be able to work 8 hour per day Monday through Friday

This position will start in June and has an anticipated end date of one year after start date.

Weekend schedule


International Assignment


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


Jill Squier


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