Professional Opportunities

Director, Science of Health Care Delivery

The Department of Health Sciences Research invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level with expertise and academic leadership in outcomes research, clinical epidemiology, and/or health services research. Applicants should have a doctoral degree in epidemiology, health services research or related field or an M.D. with additional training or experience in one or more of these areas.

The successful candidate will be a recognized academic leader, with a track record of research, teaching, and mentoring junior faculty. He or she will primarily direct and coordinate research initiatives related to outcomes research at the Mayo Clinic, both within the Department of Health Sciences Research as well as with faculty from clinical departments at Mayo. The candidate will also be expected to develop an independent research program related to the candidate's area of expertise. Teaching opportunities are available in the Clinical and Translational Research Ph.D. and M.S. degree programs, which are a part of the Mayo Clinic Center for Translational Science Activities (CTSA).

Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The position includes a generous start-up package and a Mayo core (endowed) research budget.

Review of applications will commence April 1, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, including a brief summary of research experience and interests and a curriculum vita to:

Dr. James R. Cerhan
c/o Julie Beinborn
Division of Epidemiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and College of Medicine
Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A

Mayo Clinic announces new postdoctoral positions in cancer genetics/cancer genetic epidemiology. Positions will be funded by the Mayo Cancer Genetic Epidemiology Training Program, which is supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute, and are 3 years in duration. Mentoring will be provided by experienced faculty, including cancer genetic epidemiologists, statistical geneticists, cancer geneticists, bioinformaticians and clinical mentors. The goal of this training program is to develop a new cadre of scientists capable of combining laboratory based genetics and observational epidemiologic methods for developing independent careers that address cancer-related health issues, including prevention, detection, therapy and control. In addition to a stipend, the trainee will receive $15,000 per year for supplies. U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

Located 80 miles southeast of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, the Mayo Clinic is well regarded for its cancer research which includes established resources such as the Rochester Epidemiology Project, and SPOREs in Prostate, Ovarian, Breast and Pancreatic cancers, Brain tumors, Lymphoma and Myeloma. The NCI designated comprehensive Mayo Clinic Cancer Center (MCCC) provides extensive infrastructure support for patient oriented research, including biostatistical support and shared analytical resources supporting population science, and well-equipped laboratories and cores. Please visit the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic's education and research portal page for more information.

The Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit organization that integrates research with clinical practice and education in multi-campus environment. Mayo offers an attractive benefit package. Salary is competitive, and will be determined by the successful candidate's experience.

Please send statement of interest and accomplishments, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to:

Gloria Petersen, Ph.D.
Director, Cancer Genetic Epidemiology Training Program
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905

Phone: 507-538-1563
Fax: 507-266-2478

Study Coordination Staff

The study coordination staff is currently comprised of four levels of study coordinators, two levels of study assistants, office assistants, and special studies clerks. The level is determined by the investigator/study needs, and the demonstrated skill set each individual can bring to enhance the success of the project. The range of operation and responsibility across the job titles varies from day-to-day correspondence handling and data entry, to project management and general overall study coordination for one or more investigator-led research studies. All staff must comply with all regulatory requirements, as well as institutionally mandated guidelines. They must be customer service oriented, detail focused, and manage their time wisely to accomplish the variety of goals specific to their assigned studies.

Applicants will be interviewed by a panel including a study representative. Behavioral interview questions and scenarios are used to assess individual experience and response thinking. Upper level coordinators will be asked to demonstrate a project they have developed and/or give a PowerPoint presentation highlighting a project they have directly conducted.

R.N. Research Coordinator

The Division of Epidemiology has opportunities for Registered Nurse Research Coordinators. To check for current openings enter "research coordinator" as a keyword at the Mayo Clinic job website. At this site you'll be able to apply for an open position by completing an online application.

These positions require experience in data management, coordination of research protocols, medical record abstraction, use of software packages, an understanding of basic statistical sampling techniques, and ability to interpret patient histories. Proven written and oral communication skills are essential.

Candidates must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing, with five years of experience in a health care and/or research setting. A bachelor's degree in nursing is preferred.

The Division of Epidemiology conducts behavioral interviews to fill current openings for RN Research Coordinator positions.

Administrative Assistant

An applicant to the position of Administrative Assistant in the Division of Epidemiology must have formal training as an administrative assistant and 2-5 years of experience. Administrative Assistants in Epidemiology work closely with our physician/researchers and their research teams, as well as with a variety of other administrative/physician staff at Mayo and outside agencies. Administrative Assistants in our positions must have flexibility to work in a rapidly changing environment, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, maintain confidentiality of information, and have demonstrated decision-making skills and attention to detail and follow-through. Individuals applying for the position of Administrative Assistant in Epidemiology will be interviewed by a panel of 5 management level administrative assistants and tested for software competency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

The Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and specifically invites and encourages applications from women and minorities.