The Mayo Clinic Otolaryngology Research Fellowship program is available for three or four highly motivated research fellows an academic year.

This is a yearlong position open to applicants who have a bachelor's degree and are either enrolled in, or have completed, medical school. Prior research experience is helpful but not required. The Department of Otolaryngology offers two full-time, paid fellowship positions, including salary and benefits. One position will have a primary focus in oropharynx cancer research. The second position is unrestricted. The department can offer up to two additional unrestricted positions for applicants who have independent funding, such as from a home institution or grants.

Applicants are required to have a working knowledge of word processing and basic spreadsheet functions in Excel. Highly competitive applicants will have experience with electronic medical records, data management software such as Excel and RedCap, and may have some experience with basic statistical software such as R, Stata, JMP and SASS.

The application deadline is April 1. The application committee will review applications by April 15 and may ask top candidates for phone interviews. The program will extend offers to accepted candidates by May 1. The program runs annually from July 1 to June 30 each academic year. Mayo Clinic will not be answering any questions regarding this program from March 15-March 19 to comply with Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP) regulations. The Department of Otolaryngology will respond as quickly as possible beginning March 22.

To apply, please send the following to Jessica M. O'Neill at

  • One-page cover letter sharing your goals for your research year and any particular research interests you may have (Note: specific research question not required at this stage)
  • Up-to-date medical school transcript or copy of undergraduate graduation certification
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

For more information, please contact:

Jessica M. O'Neill, Research Program Coordinator

  • Department of Otorhinolaryngology
  • Mayo Clinic
    Gonda Building, 12th Floor
    200 First St. SW
    Rochester, MN 55905
  • Phone: 507-293-0871
  • Email: