Research Fellow - AI MR Technology

Why Mayo Clinic
Innovation and compassion are paramount to providing world-class medical care to patients from all over the world. We lean on the variety of perspectives and backgrounds of our colleagues’ to continuously challenge ourselves and to create a workplace that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. Become part of the legacy that embraces our differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.
Position description

A Research Fellow in AI is being sought in The Magnetic Resonance Technology and Use Design (MRTUD) lab, led by Jim Pipe, Ph.D. The successful candidate will work with a team on new AI technology designed to complement other innovative approaches to advance MRI scanners. With success this work will grow into a broad new area for research and development which will improve the economics and patient outcomes associated with diagnostic care.

Requirements for this position include:

  • A Ph.D. in Engineering or similar field
  • Advanced experience in the development and application of AI in medical imaging
  • Expertise with TensorFlow, PyTorch, or similar programs
  • The ability to evaluate and adapt ML models for both segmentation and classification
  • Experience with Google Cloud Plus is also desirable
  • Working well independently and also as part of a larger team
  • Ability work with several (related) projects at the same time

Facilities and Environment:

The MR research lab housed in the new One Discovery Square building, part of a ~$5 billion dollar Destination Medical Center (DMC) catalyst investment in the city of Rochester. This project will intersect with many efforts in our Radiology Department’s strong and growing research and clinical AI portfolio, and may involve interacting with many of the over 40 clinical MR scanners (and 5 research scanners) in our fleet.

Mayo is ranked the #1 hospital in the USA, and Rochester is a beautiful small (but rapidly growing) city, consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the USA. It is an easy, family-friendly place to live, and just a one hour drive south of Minneapolis.

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. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application.

  • Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  • 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.
  • Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).
If interested, please apply to this posting and send an email with CV to

800146; J2WRTP
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.
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