Research Fellow - Oncology Research

Medical Oncology
Why Mayo Clinic
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Position description
A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Department of Medical Oncology.

What we do:
This research team in the Division of Medical Oncology (Rochester, MN) is led by Dr. Aminah Jatoi. The successful applicant will join a collaborative research team that focuses on understanding quality of life and cancer symptoms in patients with solid tumor malignancies. Mayo Clinic is a non-profit organization that integrates research with clinical practice and education. Current studies are specifically focused on reviewing medical records to understand signs and symptoms of cancer, interviewing patients to better understand some of the issues they face, and conducting interventional studies to help palliate symptoms.

What we’re looking for: This research team invites applications for a 1-year paid postdoctoral research fellowship position. This fellowship will require in person attendance from approximately May 2021-April 2022.

Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills, high enthusiasm and curiosity about science, as well as a strong work ethic and critical thinking skills, while working effectively with the principal investigator and colleagues, are essential for this position.

What to expect: The selected individual will get first-hand experience in both retrospective and prospective clinical research, and will have opportunities for scientific career development through strong mentorship and publishing high quality manuscripts.

  • Design and implementation of research studies
  • Developing study protocols
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Write manuscripts and publish significant research findings
  • Apply for extramural funding

You can learn more about Dr. Aminah Jatoi’s work by visiting her faculty profile here:

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Please attach the following required documents at the time of application:
  • Letter summarizing your research experience, interest in the position, and career goals
  • 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.
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
Hematology & Oncology
Job posting number
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