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Research Associate - Cancer Center Statistics Job
Mayo Clinic | Rochester, Minnesota
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Job Description

Department: Health Sciences Research
Specialty: Research

A Life-Changing Career

Responsibilities: A Research Associate opportunity is available within the Section of Cancer Center Statistics, in the Department of Health Sciences Research to assist our research group in the initiation and completion of scholarly activities related to statistical methods in cancer clinical trials, health outcomes research and quality of life methods.

A successful appointment will include strong collaborations and publication of several manuscripts on which the Research Associate will be either a primary or secondary author. The goals of this work may include methodology work related to novel adaptive clinical trial design, evaluating alternative (surrogate) endpoints in clinical trials, developing novel methodology for evaluating new endpoints under various practical scenarios, quality of life methods and health outcomes research. Throughout the appointment, the Research Associate will establish a strong track record and early career trajectory of collaboration, publication, and ultimately primary contribution to this field. The Cancer Center Statistics Section has an active and vibrant research portfolio and currently includes 12 Ph.D. faculty. The Section faculty also collaborates with Mayo Clinic and external investigator on very large collection of collaborative research projects including with the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. In addition to the methodological research, the Research Associate will spend 50% of their time on collaborative research.

Activities will include familiarization with existing literature, deriving statistical properties analytically or numerically, writing and performing simulation studies, preparing and presenting research reports, aiding in preparation of manuscripts, participating in active discussions with other group statisticians on project ideas, and ultimately initiating new research activities based on experience gained and successful completion of projects initiated by and led by the research group.

During the first year of his/her appointment, the Research Associate will be responsible for assisting with the completion of several research papers for publication. Specifically, responsibilities will include writing and conducting simulation studies (using R), creating reports to describe methodology and findings, presenting reports to members of the research team on a regular basis, and contributing to the preparation of manuscripts. After successful completion of projects during the first year, the Research Associate will be encouraged to propose and lead additional innovative projects relevant to the aims of the research group.

A Research Associate at Mayo Clinic is a temporary transitional role with the primary purpose to allow qualified individuals to work within an established investigator's program in preparation for an academic and/or independent research career. The ability to perform specialized or complex functions would typically be demonstrated through review of scientific accomplishments, contributions, and peer-reviewed publications averaging at least one per year post doctoral degree. The Research Associate is expected to provide leadership support and training within an established research program. 800210; J2WRTP

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Requires at least three years of postdoctoral research experience at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere with evidence of publications and other scientific accomplishments. 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).


Additional Qualifications: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Statistics or Biostatistics by May 2017 and exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills. Competitive candidates will further possess: comprehensive knowledge of clinical trial methodologies, including design and analysis; prior experience designing and implementing simulation studies; strong programming skills (preferably with R); extensive experience with survival data analysis, including parametric, semi-parametric, and multivariate (e.g., copula) modeling.

Recruiter: Katrina Giese

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic is known nationally and internationally for outstanding achievements in patient care, research and education. Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit, integrated group practice focusing on high quality, compassionate medical care. Multi-disciplinary teams work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." Mayo Clinic has sites in Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. Temporary Professional positions provide opportunities for post-doctoral training and education, as well as opportunities to gain expertise in specialized areas by working with established research investigators.

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.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Number: 84638BR

About Mayo Clinic

Company Description

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." More than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff work at Mayo Clinic, which has sites in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Mayo Clinic also serves over 70 communities through Mayo Clinic Health System with locations in MN, IA, GA, and WI. Collectively, these locations care for more than 1 million people each year.

Company History

Perhaps it was fate, perhaps happenstance or maybe even luck. Whatever you decide, this is certainly a story about being at the right place at the right time -- a moment in history when scientific discovery made possible the creation of modern medicine. It's also a story of an extraordinary family -- Dr. William Worrall Mayo, a frontier doctor, and his two sons, Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo, and the great institution they built, Mayo Clinic. It's the story of a deadly tornado and the partnership that evolved between the Mayo family and the Sisters of Saint Francis. It's a story about unusual dedication, willingness to face a hostile and harsh environment, a story of discovery, sharing, collaboration, selflessness and generosity. It's also a story of how people came together in a small town on the edge of America's Great Plains and built the first integrated medical practice and how that practice developed a model dedicated to providing the best care to every patient every day.

Mission & Values

Mayo Clinic has a legacy of inspiring hope and contributing to health and wellbeing by providing the best care to every patient through integrated clinical practice, education, and research.

Working Here

What if a career could change your life?  Whether you are a nursing student, starting your professional life, or already have a substantial career in Nursing, you may sometimes wonder if you are doing the work you were meant to do.  As a Mayo Clinic Nurse you will become a vital member of a dynamic health care team, where you’ll experience the exceptional environment of one of the world’s cutting edge health care institutions.

Perhaps you imagine being part of a team where your colleagues inspire you to stretch and grow beyond your boundaries. Maybe you are looking for a purpose in life that gives you an opportunity to be part of a lasting legacy. Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first.  You’ll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect – and most importantly, a life-changing career.

Hiring Information

Mayo Clinic has a multidisciplinary, team-oriented work environment that presents opportunities that may rarely be experienced elsewhere.  Each year more than a million patients from all 50 states and nearly 150 countries come to Mayo Clinic for care.  Mayo Clinic teams cared for 1,113,000 individual patients in 2011 at campuses in Minnesota, Florida, Arizona and Mayo Clinic Health Systems, a network of clinics, hospitals, and health care facilities serving communities in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Georgia.  A variety of specialty opportunities exist within hospital inpatient, Perioperative and perianesthesia, and ambulatory care areas depending on location of interest.

Benefits

Mayo offers a wide variety of benefits for employees. They include paid time off, tuition assistance, relocation assistance and excellent health care coverage.

Honors & Awards

In 2012, FORTUNE named Mayo Clinic to its 15th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For list. This is Mayo Clinic's ninth consecutive year on the list. The Department of Nursing at Mayo Clinic in Rochester has been a Magnet status recipient since 1997.

Mayo Clinic is an affirmative action and equal opportunity educator and employer.