Summer Lab Science Program



City
Rochester
State
Minnesota
Telecommute
No
Department
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Position description
**Unofficial electronic transcripts, resume, (1) reference letters and cover letter are required before you apply to this position or your application cannot be considered.** Application deadline is February 28, 2019.

The Summer Laboratory Science Program at Mayo Clinic offers chemistry, human biological science, clinical laboratory science, and medical technology majors the opportunity to explore career options and gain experience in the clinical laboratory environment. Clinical laboratory work is different from research work in that a patient’s diagnosis, treatment, and health may be directly dependent upon the laboratory testing results. Our scientists are part of an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals dedicated to patients’ health. In the laboratory, our scientists work with blood, tissue, and body fluid specimens. They perform tests from the simple to the complex, using manual methods and state-of-the-art instruments, and are responsible for the accuracy of the results they generate. As a Summer Laboratory Science Program participant, you will work in one of our clinical testing laboratories specializing in the areas of biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, genetics, transfusion medicine, anatomic pathology, and hematopathology. You will assist our laboratory personnel in aliquotting, preparing, extracting, and centrifuging biological specimens collected from patients. This program is expected to begin on June 5, 2019. You will have the choice of making your own temporary housing arrangements in the community. Further details to be provided. For more information, email RSTSLSP@mayo.edu.
Qualifications
**Unofficial electronic transcripts, resume, (1) reference letter and cover letter are required before you apply to this position or your application cannot be considered.** Application deadline is February 28, 2019.

Must be completing your junior year of a four-year baccalaureate program in human biology, chemistry, clinical laboratory science, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, or other human biomedical science related field. You MUST attach an electronic, unofficial copy of your transcript AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION to be considered. Note if you have attended more than one college.

Prior to June, you will need to have completed 90 semester hours, or equivalent, from an accredited institution that, at minimum, meets the following conditions: 1. 24 semester hours of science courses that include one of the following: a. 3 hours of mathematics b. 16 hours of chemistry or 16 hours of biology 2. 6 semester hours of chemistry, 6 semester hours of biology, and 12 additional semester hours of chemistry, biology or medical laboratory technology courses in any combination. 3. GPA 2.75 overall.

Also Required: 1 Reference Letter from College Professors MUST BE RECEIVED BY February 28, 2019. Reference letters must be sent via e-mail to: "rstslsp@mayo.edu". In the subject line title as applicant's name -- example: "Smith, Mary - SLSP Reference". Reference letters should address: student's major strengths, areas for improvement, overall evaluation as compared to other lab students, organizational skills, laboratory skills, integrity, attendance, communication skills, flexibility, attitude toward learning new skills.
Additional qualifications
**Unofficial electronic transcripts, resume, (1) reference letter and cover letter are required before you apply to this position or your application cannot be considered.**

**Visa sponsorship not available for this position**

Exemption status
Non-exempt
Compensation Detail
This position has a predetermined rate of $15.74 per hour.
Benefits eligible
No
Schedule
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
80
Schedule details
Days; work weeks vary
Weekend schedule
None
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.
Category
Clinical Labs and Research, Internships and Summer Opportunities
Career profile
Clinical Labs
Job posting number
107947BR
Recruiter
Jennifer Eide
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).