Cancer Genetic Epidemiology Research Training Program

Mayo Clinic
Job Location
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Job Description

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Genetic Epidemiology Research Training Program is designed to produce investigators capable of developing independent careers in cancer research that transects the disciplines of genomics, epidemiology, statistical genetics, bioinformatics and clinical informatics. This multidisciplinary training integrates "omic" technologies and methods into epidemiology studies to stimulate improvements in cancer detection, prevention and treatment.

Mentoring is provided by experienced faculty with active research programs, including cancer genetic epidemiologists, statistical geneticists, cancer geneticists, clinical bioinformaticians and clinical mentors. The Mayo Clinic environment, medical record infrastructure and biospecimen repositories provide unique opportunities to link well-annotated clinical information with genomic, molecular and pathology data on patients.

In addition to salary, the trainee receives up to $15,000 a year for research costs and travel. Eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


These positions are open to US citizens or permanent residents with M.D., M.D., Ph.D., DO or equivalent degrees in a field deemed relevant by the program. 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 or medical degree, certification:
    • Original or notarized copy of diploma or final transcript issued by school (English translation required).
About Our Organization

Located 80 miles southeast of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, Mayo Clinic is well-regarded for its cancer research, which includes established resources such as Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) in breast, ovarian, brain and pancreatic cancers; lymphoma; and myeloma.

In addition, Mayo Clinic is home to the Rochester Epidemiology Project, which facilitates population-based studies. The National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive Mayo Clinic Cancer Center provides extensive infrastructure support for patient-oriented research, including biostatistical and bioinformatics support and well-equipped analytical shared resources and cores that support population sciences.

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