Research Fellow - Molecular Medicine

Molecular Medicine
Why Mayo Clinic

Position description
A Bioinformatics Research Fellow position is available within the Center for Individualized Medicine. The candidate will contribute with his/her bioinformatics expertise to advancing translational genomics research sponsored by the Center in the Biomarker Discovery Program. Mayo Clinic is a leader in using genome-sequencing based testing to guide clinical decision making for patients with rare diseases and advanced cancers. The process of taking cutting edge research findings and translating these into changes in clinical practice is considered a top strategic priority by Mayo Clinic leadership. The Biomarker Discovery Program takes a clinical question and answers it through a four-phase approach: discovery, experimental validation, preclinical validation and clinical validation.

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 position is embedded in the Biomarker Discovery Program, which is a collaborative multi-disciplinary community, including clinicians, oncologists, pathologists, molecular biologists, program managers and other bioinformaticians. This community operates across a broad spectrum of diseases including Brain Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Melanoma and many more. The position would focus on the discovery, validation and test development phases of the Biomarker Discovery Program approach. We are looking for candidates that demonstrate curiosity and self-motivation in deeply investigating clinical questions through genomic analysis.

To learn more about the Center for Individualized Medicine’s Biomarker Discovery Program, please visit

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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. Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:
  1. Current curriculum vitae and bibliography
  2. 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.
  3. Doctoral degree certification, if applicable:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).
Additional qualifications
The candidate should have a:
  • PhD degree in bioinformatics, biology, biophysics or a related field and 2-4 years experience in research.
  • Domain expertise in genomics, proteomics or metabolomics data analysis and data interpretation.
  • Expert knowledge of biological databases, bioinformatics applications and packages, NextGen sequencing platforms and analysis tools.
  • Relevant coding experience (for example: R, python, etc.).
  • Published evidence of having independently and successfully led research projects, preferably in Next Generation Sequencing, and presented research findings at regional, national or international conferences.
  • Flexibility, creativity and ability to communicate clearly with non-computational members of the multi-disciplinary community are a must.
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
Other, Research
Job posting number
Stephanie Fredrickson