Research Fellow - COVID-19 Imaging

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
A Research Fellow position is now available to work with Dr. Brian J. Bartholmai, Pulmonary co-investigators, Dr. Robert Vassallo and Dr. Tobias Peikert, as well as national and international collaborators to investigate the imaging and clinical features of post COVID-19 patients.

This Research Fellow will be involved in:
  • Extracting imaging data and from Mayo clinical registry and radiology databases
  • Utilizing quantitative analysis tools used for parenchymal and vascular analysis of CT data
  • Correlation of post COVID-19 imaging features with the clinical severity during the acute phase
  • Developing and validating a predictive model for post COVID-19 ILD based on imaging during the acute SARS-CoV2 infection
Desired qualifications are:
  • Ability to understand imaging research
  • Some clinical experience or expertise (particularly in pulmonary medicine or physiology)
  • Familiarity with machine learning and statistics
  • Ability to interpret data and publish manuscripts
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.

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. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere.
Additional qualifications
Ideally the applicant should be an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with interest and experience in pulmonary medicine or radiology imaging of the chest or a Ph.D. scientist with expertise in medical image processing, radiology informatics, pulmonary physiology or possibly biomedical CT imaging.
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
Career profile
Post Doctoral Research
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