Training and Education

Residents and Fellows

The Vaccine Research Group invites Mayo Clinic residents and fellows who are interested in learning more about vaccine research to join our laboratory for a research rotation. The Vaccine Research Group is highly productive and can provide superb experience and training in basic, translational, and clinical research experiences and skill development. Please contact Joseph Roberts to learn more.

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Post-Doctoral Positions

The Vaccine Research Group employs post-doctoral candidates with strong backgrounds in immunology, virology, molecular biology, and/or genetics. Qualified applicants for this position will possess a Ph.D. in immunology, virology, microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, or related field. Please see the link below for job opportunities or contact Joseph Roberts.

Graduate Students

Mayo Clinic graduate students are awarded guaranteed five-year internal fellowships with full tuition, stipend and benefits. Candidates interested in pursuing a Ph.D. or an M.D.-Ph.D. program in biomedical research at Mayo Clinic should contact the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students interested in gaining more research experience may be interested in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) or the Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP).


The Vaccine Research Group employs research assistants and technicians. Specific duties include sample processing and shipment, PBMC isolation, antibody and cytokine ELISA, ELISPOT, flow cytometry, cell culture, and growth of various viruses. Attention to detail is essential while dealing with multiple tasks. Flexibility is important in adjusting to frequent changes in work volume. Please see the link below for job opportunities or contact Joseph Roberts.