Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic nurse scientists engage in clinically based research to improve the health and well-being of patients and their caregivers across the life span. At Mayo Clinic, you will be part of an amazing team committed to solving the most serious and complex health care challenges – one patient at a time.

Mayo Clinic is committed to creating a diverse environment and recognizes that diverse research teams make better decisions, are more equipped to solve complex problems and adapt to change and produce better outcomes. That diversity is about opening up to unconventional ideas that create better outcomes, while recognizing colleagues' unique contributions.

Mayo Clinic offers an outstanding, comprehensive benefits package that includes plenty of options for medical, dental and vision care; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; short- and long-term disability coverage; generous time away; and more! We are proud to be among the few U.S. companies to provide a pension benefit at no cost to employees plus the Mayo 403(b) plan which features an employer match.
Position description

This position is available at any of our Mayo Clinic campuses: Phoenix, AZ; Jacksonville, FL; Rochester, MN; or Eau Claire, WI.

Position Description:
Nurse scientists engage with Mayo Clinic physicians and scientists from a variety of disciplines as well as with those external to Mayo Clinic to generate knowledge in fields that span the continuum of care. Mayo Clinic nurse scientists focus on generating symptom science, self-management science, and caregiving science to improve the health of patients with complex conditions. Mayo Clinic nurse scientists are expected to develop and sustain a focused program of research supported by competitive extramural federal/ foundation funding sources with evidence of a robust publication record.

Applications should include a CV with Bibliography, Cover Letter, Statement of Research Interests, and contact information of three professional references.

Candidates must have a PhD and be licensed/eligible to be licensed as a registered nurse in the United States. Mayo Clinic is interested to receive applications from mid-career scientists with extensive research experience, grant funding, and a strong publication record. We also welcome applications from early career scientists who have recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship.

License or certification
Candidates must have a PhD and be licensed/eligible to be licensed as a registered nurse in the United States.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Site description
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

Jacksonville is the largest city in area in the continental United States. A beautiful coastal Florida city that features excellent year-round climate, over 20 miles of beaches and outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities. The “River City by the Sea” has an excellent school system, reasonable cost of living and a thriving business environment. Medical professionals and patients are drawn to Jacksonville by an extraordinary network of high-profile healthcare facilities. Jacksonville continues to grow as more people relocate from all over the U.S. and abroad, to see what the great River City has to offer!

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.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Mayo Clinic and UW-Eau Claire partner via a groundbreaking research agreement – only 2 of its kind in the U.S. – to unite the strength of a clinical organization and an academic institution to create innovative research opportunities. These team science initiatives directly impact patient care as well as empower faculty and students to explore new interests via the power of collaboration.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin thrives due to its strong schools, outstanding music and art scene, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living. It is not surprising it is #28 on’s Top 100 Places to Live. There are many recreational options, which include hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, and boating. The Eau Claire culture is unique and its sense of community makes it feel like home to both locals and visitors. Additionally, its strong positions in retail, education, recreation and medicine make it a unique, wonderful and diverse place to live, raise a family, and practice medicine.
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Jennifer Schilbe
Equal opportunity employer
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.