Careers and Education

Training positions

The laboratory of Vitaly Herasevich, M.D., Ph.D., and Brian W. Pickering, M.B., B.Ch., is currently recruiting for its research trainee program. This program provides a solid mentored research experience that includes both didactics and hands-on, one-on-one mentoring.

Each trainee is assigned a space in the department, a computer and a clinical research project to complete during his or her time in the program. As part of the mentored research experience, trainees will also take formal classes on how to use various computer programs and search MEDLINE and electronic journals.

Individualized coaching is provided on scientific writing, poster presentations and conducting scientific analysis. If applicable, trainees also obtain advice on residency and fellowship applications.

Trainees will typically produce three to five abstracts as first authors. Travel and presentation expenses for accepted work are covered. There are also opportunities for authorship on review articles, case reports, book chapters and clinical images.

Research abstracts are submitted to the major meetings at which Drs. Herasevich and Pickering routinely present:

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Drs. Herasevich and Pickering have hosted trainees from Belarus, China, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, South Korea and Turkey.

Application process

Please contact Dr. Herasevich or Dr. Pickering for more information.

Duration and timing

This program requires a full-time commitment for one year. Start dates are flexible. As no stipend is provided, trainees or their institutions are responsible for expenses. Selected trainees will have an opportunity to apply for a research fellow position after six months.

Other benefits

  • Access to Mayo Clinic seminars and lectures
  • Opportunity to take classes in Mayo Graduate School
  • Free bus pass for traveling to and from Mayo Clinic
  • Use of Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center (gym) for a nominal fee