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Research Associate - Health Care Policy & Research Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Health Sciences Research - Kern Center
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: The Health Care Systems Engineering Program at Mayo Clinic is seeking a Research Associate. The program is multidisciplinary and applies multiple methods, both quantitative and qualitative, to analyze, plan, and experiment with policies and practices in health care, with opportunities to directly study the Mayo Clinic practice (including the Mayo Practice-based Research Network with in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa). The position is located in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery and its vibrant research program focused on improving the processes, quality, and outcomes of health care. This position interacts and collaborates with the Center for Innovation, the Mayo CTSA, Mayo programs in Quality and Safety, and researchers in the Department of Health Sciences Research which includes the Divisions of Health Care Policy and Research, Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, and Epidemiology.

Other responsibilities will include using qualitative problem-structuring techniques, simulation, and advanced quantitative methods for the purpose of examining assumptions, facilitating an in-depth understanding of an organization's operations, deciding on practical action, supporting the management of change, and reviewing progress. The Health Systems Engineering Research Associate will publish research in peer-reviewed journals, and provide graduate teaching and advising as well as national leadership in health services research.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Human Factors or related engineering, management or applied cognitive psychology disciplines from an accredited University.

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, 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).


Additional Qualifications:
  • Applicants must demonstrate ability to function as a productive member of multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in some of the following methods is desirable: advanced statistical modeling, forecasting, scheduling algorithms, simulation, deterministic and/or stochastic optimization, system dynamics, agent-based, network modeling, data-driven mining, reliability, human factors analysis, work force evaluation, and project management methods.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills including a demonstrated ability to write in different styles including academic journals, briefing notes, and non-technical summaries for non-engineers.
  • Knowledge of the U.S. health care system is necessary, and experience is desirable. Ability to obtain external funding is a significant strength, although this position does not require external support.
  • The successful candidate will foster Mayo Clinic’s Primary Value, “the needs of the patient come first”, by participating in and supporting practice driven analytic and research needs. The person appointed to this position will also have opportunities to pursue his/her research agenda.
  • The successful candidate will possess excellent leadership skills, communication skills and the ability to function productively within multidisciplinary teams of doctoral-, masters-, and bachelor’s-level subject matter experts.


  • Recruiter: Katrina Giese

    Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic is known nationally and internationally for outstanding achievements in patient care, research and education. Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit, integrated group practice focusing on high quality, compassionate medical care. Multi-disciplinary teams work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first.” Mayo Clinic has sites in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. Temporary Professional positions provide opportunities for post-doctoral training and education, as well as opportunities to gain expertise in specialized areas by working with established research investigators.

    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: 81947BR

    Date: May 11, 2017


    Nearest Major Market: Rochester MN

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