Academic/ Research Support Specialist - Research

Why Mayo Clinic
The needs of patients drive research at Mayo Clinic. As doctors treat patients and see opportunities for advancing patient care, they work together with Mayo scientists and research teams to develop new and improved diagnostic tools, medications, devices, treatment protocols and more. Encouraging and including contributions from diverse individuals is critical to Mayo Clinic's future. By leveraging the strengths that each diverse individual and group brings to the table, Mayo Clinic gains the strategic advantages of accelerated innovation, better problem solving, enhanced productivity and job satisfaction, improved quality, and, most importantly, provides better ways to meet the needs of our patients.

Position description
The Research Support Specialist (RSS) provides both editorial and technical assistance to physicians and research investigators, which includes editing, reference verification, manuscript formatting and grant document proof reading. The Specialist edits and manages the components of a grant application with direction from Principal Investigators, complying with regulatory laws and institutional guidelines. The RSS will focus primarily on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal funding grant applications. The RSS will also be an institutional resource funding agency document and formatting requirements for federal grant submissions.

The position is currently teleworking. Research Administration Leadership has not yet determined if this will be permanent. Individual’s teleworking may be expected to travel to one of the main Mayo campuses for work, meetings, training, or other activities on a scheduled or periodic basis.

Preference will be given to those who live near the FL, AZ, or RST campus.

A Bachelor's degree is required; and minimum of one year experience in a similar research environment. Strong organizational skills are required.

Preference given to those with experience with federal and foundation grant applications.
Additional qualifications
Must be able to manage deadlines and multiple complex projects. Applicants must be highly motivated, have the ability to learn quickly. Must have excellent writing and communication skills and be able to express ideas clearly and logically in a variety of media. Requires knowledge of computer software for combining text with graphics and the ability to manage large, complex and interconnected files.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $19.79 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Individuals teleworking may be expected to travel to one of the main Mayo campuses for work, meetings, training, or other activities on a scheduled or periodic basis.
Weekend schedule

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.
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As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.