Career Scientist in Neurosurgery and Regenerative Medicine

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN, United States

The Mayo Clinic Department Neurosurgery and the Center for Regenerative Medicine are recruiting an outstanding biomedical scientist with expertise applicable to neurosurgery and regenerative medicine such as neuro-oncology, spinal neurosurgery, epilepsy/functional neurosurgery, neuro-vascular disease, neuro-trauma, or peripheral nerve disease. The candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree in relevant discipline, with a track record of success in extramural funding, publications, and collaboration with clinicians. Ideal candidates would be those with scientific expertise in areas that are broadly applicable to neurosurgical disorders (e.g. regenerative sciences, genomics, cellular biology, neuro-imaging, or neural engineering) and for whom placement in a clinical neurosurgical department would lead to synergy with multiple PI’s both within and beyond Neurosurgery and the Center for Regenerative Medicine. Applicants may be at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or full Professor level.


Expectations for successful candidates include establishment of a robust translational research laboratory focused on neurosurgical disease approached from a regenerative scope, engagement with clinicians within the Department and investigators in the Center of Regenerative Medicine to facilitate translational projects, and participation in department-wide research programs. These programs include but are not limited to supervising research trainees (undergraduate, professional, graduate, and post-graduate), engagement with department and institutional resources for translational studies and technology commercialization. The successful candidate will engage with the departmental biobank/clinical registry, Center for Regenerative Medicine translational platforms, and departmental research education initiatives (enfolded PhD training for residents, training grants). They will be expected to participate in the department’s research committee and must demonstrate commitment to an inclusive and collaborative culture and values-driven leadership. 


Mayo Clinic has been recognized as the best hospital in the nation for 2019-2020 by U.S. News and World Report. Mayo Clinic is an integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center with over 3,800 physicians and scientists in a unified multi-campus system. This unique environment brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We support a vibrant and diverse research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences. In 2018, the institution received over $490 million in extramural research awards, supplemented with over $330 million of institutional support. Mayo Clinic has a world class faculty, laboratories, and state-of-the-art core facilities and biorepositories. The Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences trains and supports PhD and MD/PhD students. We offer a highly competitive compensation package with sustained intramural funding, outstanding laboratory facilities, capital equipment funding, technical and computational resources, and exceptional benefits.


Applications should include a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, and names/ contact information of 3-5 references.


Specific questions related to the posting should be directed to:


Ian F. Parney , M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurosurgery

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Neurosurgery

Mayo Clinic



 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.


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