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Research Associate - Center for Science of Health Care Delivery Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Health Sciences Research
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary:

Mayo Clinic's Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery is seeking candidates for postdoctoral positions for funding-approved research projects.

Mayo Clinic is the first and the largest integrated medical group practice in the world and has been consistently ranked at the top for patient care and research. The Kern Center is a hybrid center reporting to the Deans of Research and Practice with a mission to advance science and transform care delivery. The Information & Decision Engineering (IDE) program brings together data and decision scientists along with clinical experts and practitioners in a long-term collaborative environment. The program hosts four faculty members, four postdocs and three analysts. The candidate will have an academic appointment in the Department of Health Sciences Research and conduct research in the area of data-driven modeling. The individual will work with faculty members, analysts and members from clinical practice, through the center. Postdocs will have the opportunity to advance methodology with strong clinical relevance, translate innovation to impact care delivery and engage with a broad range of professionals, for instance through Clinical Engineering Learning Laboratories. Previous projects have been in two areas: operational decision making to impact patient experience and clinical decision making for personalized medicine. The growing postdoctoral program has past postdocs joining academic/research institutions as faculty/research scientists.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in big data/analytics and strong interest in healthcare. Specific methodological areas of interest may include large-scale optimization, control theory, advanced statistical modeling, temporal analytics, machine learning/pattern recognition. Healthcare experience, though not required, is a plus. These are two-year positions, renewable after one year based on performance. Performance expectations for postdocs include understanding clinical relevance, contributing to science and operations research methodology, leading scholarly publications and participating to seek external funding. Candidates with a Ph.D. (or near completion) are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: A Research Associate at Mayo Clinic is a temporary transitional role with the primary purpose to allow qualified individuals to work within an established investigator’s program in preparation for an academic and/or independent research career. The ability to perform specialized or complex functions would typically be demonstrated through review of scientific accomplishments, contributions, and peer-reviewed publications averaging at least one per year post doctoral degree. The Research Associate is expected to provide leadership support and training within an established research program. 800210; J2WRTP

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Requires at least three years of postdoctoral research experience at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere with evidence of publications and other scientific accomplishments. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:

  • Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • Three letters of recommendation, signed, on letterhead, describing:
    • Relationship to the applicant.
    • Past work/academic performance.
    • Work qualities/personal conduct.
    • Overall assessment of potential for success in research environment.
  • Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).


Recruiter: Katrina Giese

Why Mayo Clinic? Learn and grow among the best in your field at the nation’s top hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2016-2017), ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other care provider. Mayo Clinic is committed to sustaining and growing research, believes in research-driven care and establishes a well-defined integration between research and clinical practice. At Mayo Clinic, you’ll use the power of collaboration to achieve the highest standards for research, medical care and health improvement, working in the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with over 60,000 employees. You’re invited to contribute to a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

Site Description: Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Number: 89991BR

Date: Dec 1, 2017


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