Careers and Education
Disease-focused basic science research in the Department of Molecular Medicine is conducted by a talented, diverse and specialized collaborative team. This includes not only physicians and scientists but also a wide range of allied health and technical staff. The department often has career opportunities available.
Search openings for clinician-researchers and scientists by visiting Mayo Clinic's physicians and scientists' careers page.
Explore opportunities in postdoctoral research, investigating today's medical mysteries, generating new knowledge and translating discoveries into therapies to advance patient care.
Allied health careers
Explore current allied health job opportunities by visiting Jobs at Mayo Clinic and searching by job type or keyword.
Appointments and promotions for Mayo Clinic faculty
Current faculty in the Department of Molecular Medicine will adjudicate and decide on administrative appointments and promotions, granting of academic rank, and requests for joint appointments.
Mayo Clinic faculty members are simultaneously classified according to four different systems; each represents a separate aspect of service and has a different protocol for promotion:
Administrative appointment (associate consultant, senior associate consultant, consultant)
These board-approved appointments are unique to Mayo Foundation, and determine salary. Promotion through the administrative ranks is initiated by the candidate and the chair of the candidate's home department. Criteria and expectations for administrative appointments are available on the Research Personnel Subcommittee web page on the Mayo Clinic intranet.
Note: Research and Education Academic Information Management System (RE-AIMS) formats Mayo Clinic faculty CVs in a standard manner. Information on the RE-AIMS format can be found on the Mayo Clinic intranet.
Academic rank (instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, professor)
Academic rank represents an endorsement and certification of experience and expertise within a discipline of science or medicine. Academic rank is based on criteria that do not imply participation in any particular department or program. Academic rank in the Department of Molecular Medicine does not reflect or imply participation or membership in the department but affirms credentials and experience in these fields of study. Faculty interested in obtaining academic rank in molecular medicine should contact the department for additional information on the guidelines.
Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences privileges
The privilege of participating in graduate education (both formal teaching and supervision of graduate students) requires formal documentation of credentials and certification. Contact the department for more information.
Joint departmental appointment
A request for joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Medicine reflects the desire of a faculty member to engage actively in the academic, administrative and educational life of the department. The merit of requests for joint appointment is determined by the department chair, vice chair and executive committee. Faculty members typically hold a single joint appointment outside of their home department.
The Department of Molecular Medicine is committed to training the future leaders in virology, gene therapy and cell therapy.
The Virology and Gene Therapy track of the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program offers a highly productive, interactive research environment to develop as an independent investigator. Enthusiastic faculty members have primary interests in virology, viral vectors and gene therapy. These areas overlap with the fields of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and immunology.
The Department of Molecular Medicine faculty actively participates in Mayo Clinic's educational mission through the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. This educational mission is supported by the unique environment, campus and community experienced by students, researchers and clinicians at Mayo Clinic.