Whether you're an experienced laboratory professional, a new graduate, or currently a student in the sciences, we invite you to explore the clinical laboratories at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Here you will be a valued member of an outstanding health-care team and will experience the exemplary environment of one of the world's leading health-care institutions.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology's (DLMP) mission is to provide the highest quality laboratory and pathology services to the patients, physicians, and others we serve. At one of the largest laboratories in the world, more than 3,300 people work in 50 specialty laboratories and perform more than 16,000,000 tests per year. Our work is performed by a highly skilled team of medical professionals, including pathologists, physicians, scientists, medical technologists, medical technicians, lab assistants, biologists, chemists, microbiologists, geneticists, and other specialists. We receive patient specimens for testing from Mayo Clinic and Mayo Health System and are a reference laboratory for other clinics and hospitals the world over.
Our employees are hired into a specific laboratory to allow for focused training and enhancement of specialty job skills. This ensures that the highest level of expertise in testing and consultation is available. Many of our clinical laboratory staff choose to make a long-term commitment to a specialty area and spend their entire career in the laboratory setting, while others elect to pursue other opportunities such as management, education, research, marketing, or computer science.
- Work Areas in Laboratory Medicine
- Types of Jobs in Laboratory
- Professional Growth in Laboratory Medicine
Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology includes 50 specialty laboratories that fall within the following divisions:
Anatomic Pathology's mission is to provide the highest quality pathology services in clinical practice, research, and education while striving to broaden our understanding of human disease.
Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology
Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology provides diagnostic testing for antibodies, enzymes, peptides, proteins, and small molecular weight biochemicals such as products of metabolism, drugs, and hormones.
Clinical Microbiology provides a comprehensive array of conventional culture, direct exam and antimicrobial susceptibility testing, molecular diagnostic testing, and serologic testing for diagnosing infectious diseases caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites.
Clinical Core Laboratory Services (CCLS)
CCLS provides a wide range of services for hospital inpatients and clinic outpatients. The services offered include: specimen collections, tuberculin testing, hospital-based point of care testing, hospital-based STAT diagnostic testing, Mayo Family Practice laboratories (limited menus for on-site collection and testing), and a variety of services unique to the individual work area.
Hematopathology encompasses a number of specialty labs that perform both basic and specialized hematology testing. Our laboratories utilize instrumentation, microscopic review and morphologic evaluation to obtain the complete hematologic picture of our patients.
Laboratory Genetics contributes to the study of genetic disease and the advancement of genetic testing and related technology.
Transfusion Medicine includes the "Blood Bank", but also many other activities vital to patient care, including stem cell collection and processing for bone marrow transplants, solid organ compatibility testing, and intraoperative blood salvage.
The department recognizes that leadership is essential to ensure high quality and cost-effective pathology and laboratory services. Technologists working in the clinical laboratories at Mayo Clinic who are interested in advancement opportunities within the labs have several tracks from which to choose:
The Development Technologist Track is designed for technically skilled technologists with several years of experience in the clinical laboratories. These technologists generally have honed their skills on routine diagnostic assays and are able to use those skills as a development technologist. In the Development Track, technologists spend their time developing new tests using either commercially available kits or Mayo Clinic-developed assays. They also develop and apply new technologies to existing tests. Individuals with the Development Track are also involved in writing scientific papers and presenting findings at local and national scientific meetings.
"The Development Track depends upon the direction and mentorship from individuals who identified my education, skills, and experience as valuable to the laboratory, division, and department. As Development Coordinator of the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, I now have the rewarding task of mentoring and assisting others in achieving their career goals."
The technical specialist track has been developed to encourage individuals to utilize their knowledge and expertise in such areas as computer systems, education, instrumentation, physician extenders, and quality assurance.
Professional opportunities in this track: Technical Specialist I&II and Technical Specialist Coordinator III.
"I began work at Mayo Clinic in 1997 as a Medical Technologist in the Special Coagulation Laboratory. I am currently the equipment specialist and am responsible for maintaining and resolving problems for all of the lab's equipment. I troubleshoot the equipment myself, work with the lab services group, or communicate with the instrument manufacturer. I also work at the bench approximately two or three days a week when needed."
The Education Track is designed for those individuals who have developed strong teaching and training skills in the clinical laboratories. In the Education Track, these specialists teach students, train employees, and design schedules and curriculum.
Professional opportunities in this track: Education Specialist I&II and Education Program Coordinator.
The Quality Track is designed for individuals with outstanding attention to detail, record keeping, and analytical skills. Our quality specialists lead individual laboratory audits and inspections by national accrediting agencies.
Professional opportunities in this track: Quality Specialist I&II.
The Management Track is designed for those individuals who have developed strong skills at the bench and are interested in the "big picture" of leading a diagnostic laboratory. Individuals within this track develop a new set of skills, including skills that allow them to bridge the gap between the technical and the business sides of laboratory testing.
"Moving into a supervisory role has been very rewarding. I've only been a supervisor for nine months, so I still have lots of learning to do! In the Renal Lab, we try to let people take part in continuous education whenever we can fit it in with our workload."
Summer Lab Science Program: Offering students the opportunity to gain experience in the clinical laboratory environment by working alongside Mayo Clinic laboratory employees.
|Date||Job Title||Job Category||Location|
|Nov-13-2019||Certified Clinical Research Coordinator - DLMP - Cell Therapeutics Lab||Clinical Labs and Research||Rochester - Minnesota||Apply|
|Nov-13-2019||Lab Assistant - Clinical Mass Spec Lab||Clinical Labs and Research||Rochester - Minnesota||Apply|
|Nov-13-2019||Clinical Laboratory Science - MT||Clinical Labs and Research||Rochester - Minnesota||Apply|
|Nov-13-2019||Clinical Lab Technologist - CLT||Clinical Labs and Research||Rochester - Minnesota||Apply|
|Nov-13-2019||Animal Cell Tech - DLMP Neuro Immunology||Clinical Labs and Research||Rochester - Minnesota||Apply|
|Nov-12-2019||National Account Executive||Administration, Business, Finance, Clinical Labs and Research||Rochester - Minnesota||Apply|
|Nov-12-2019||Histotechnologist - Histotechnician - Histology||Clinical Labs and Research||Rochester - Minnesota||Apply|
|Nov-12-2019||Microbiology Lab Manager||Clinical Labs and Research||Jacksonville - Florida||Apply|
|Nov-12-2019||Lab Assistant - Histology||Clinical Labs and Research||Rochester - Minnesota||Apply|
|Nov-11-2019||Medical Administrative Assistant||Clinical Labs and Research||Jacksonville - Florida||Apply|
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