Research Associate - Digital Health Services

Health Sciences Research
Why Mayo Clinic
The Research shield at 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. Become part of the legacy that embraces these differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.
Position description
Mayo Clinic Standards & Interoperability (MCSI) Research Program is currently seeking a talented postdoctoral candidate with research interest in clinical and biomedical informatics to join the program. The appointee will join a diverse team of researchers in Mayo Clinic Standards & Interoperability Program to research on clinical data standards, information modeling, biomedical ontologies, standards-based phenotype models, integrated clinical data repositories and their applications in clinical and translational research.

Key requirements and selection criteria for the position include:
  • PhD in Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated informatics expertise in some of the following areas: clinical data and metadata standards, information modeling, biomedical ontologies, standards-based data integration and discovery, and standards-based phenotype representation and identification using electronic medical records (EMRs).

Other desirable skills and selection criteria include:
  • Knowledge of big data techniques and data mining are plus.
  • Demonstrated informatics expertise in some of the following areas: clinical common data models, clinical natural language processing, clinical terminology and ontology, clinical data warehouse and secondary use of EMR applications
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively inside MCSI program and a strong interest and devotion in working with clinicians and biomedical researchers
  • Familiar with Semantic Web framework/technologies and programming skills in a variety of languages

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.

The following is required for completeness of application:
  • Current curriculum vitae with bibliography
  • Proof of doctoral degree (copy of diploma or final transcript with English translation, if applicable) or a letter from your university's Registrar office indicating you have fulfilled all doctoral program requirements and are eligible to graduate.
Please also be prepared that you may be asked to provide three letters of recommendation to the hiring PI prior to an interview.
Must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Requires at least three years of postdoctoral research experience at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere with evidence of publications and other scientific accomplishments.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
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.
Postdoc & Temporary Research
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Katrina Giese