Research Fellow - CT Physics Job

Location: Rochester, MN, US

Department: Radiology
Specialty: Radiology, Research

A Life-Changing Career

Responsibilities: The Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is seeking a qualified, postdoctoral Research Fellow for the multi-disciplinary CT Clinical Innovation Center directed by Dr. Cynthia McCollough. The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or a related field. Candidates should also have: X-ray computed tomography (CT) experience, a solid background in image science and x-ray physics, and proficiency in Matlab and C++. Knowledge of human or model observers, photon counting detector technology, iterative reconstruction or image denoising, or material decomposition analysis is preferred. Candidates must have a record of research publications and have excellent oral and written English communication skills. Candidates should have a strong interest in a future career in academia or industry. Candidate will be expected to publish significant research findings and apply for extramural funding.

To learn more about Dr. Cynthia McCollough’s program, please view her faculty page at:

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. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic. 800146; J2WRTP

Qualifications: Must have a Ph.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: A PhD in Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or a related field. A demonstrated record of research publications. Strong oral and written communication skills. The ability to present research results in a comprehensive and timely manner, both through verbal and written means.

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.

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

Job Posting Number: 25387BR

Date: Feb 9, 2016

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