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Research Fellow - Biomedical Informatics Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Department: Health Sciences Research
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Position Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated, independent and organized applicant for a postdoctoral researcher position in Biomedical Informatics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Our group’s research goals are to improve quality and reduce cost of healthcare through innovative data analytics that leverages machine learning, data mining, text mining, clinical domain knowledge, and an unique wealth of clinical data at Mayo Clinic. We offer (1) a competitive salary with benefits for an initial appointment of one year, with possible annual extensions up to a total of 3 years; (2) a highly collaborative and innovative research environment where junior scientists can work closely with world-class scientists, engineers and frontline healthcare providers to address meaningful real-world problems and develop innovative technologies that can be readily deployed in healthcare practice; and (3) excellent postdoctoral training opportunities to ensure that the individual could land to successful career in near future.

The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in Computer Science, Statistics, Biomedical Informatics, Economics, Physics or Engineering fields. The candidate should have a solid quantitative background and strong database and programming skills (i.e., SQL, Python, R, SAS, Java and C/C++). Practical expertise with standard machine learning, text mining, network analysis, and visualization tools is a plus. The candidate should also demonstrate excellent communication and teamwork skills.


Responsibilities: A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Individuals will train in the research program of a Mayo Clinic principal investigator. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic. 800146; J2WRTP

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:
  1. Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  2. 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.
  3. Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).


Additional Qualifications: The successful candidate will have PhD in an area of Biological Sciences, or Medical Degree. The candidate should have extensive quantitative research experiences with demonstrated publications in English. Practical knowledge with statistics, machine learning, text mining, network analysis, and visualization applications is a plus. The candidate should also demonstrate excellent communication and teamwork skills.



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: 84099BR

Date: Sep 23, 2017


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