Research Fellow

Mayo Clinic Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona
Closing date
Dec 31, 2021

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Obstetrics / Gynecology, Gynecology
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Scottsdale, Arizona

The Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona is accepting applications for a 1- year paid research fellowship position. Competitive applicants are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be medical doctors who have completed OBGYN residency/postgraduate training at their local institution/country. Requirements of the fellowship include initiation and completion of hypothesis driven research, submission of peer reviewed publications, and presentation at national conferences. A final written and oral thesis presentation is required for successful completion of the fellowship. Fellowship in person attendance will be July 2022-June 2023. Current specialties and research interests of the department include gynecologic oncology, minimally invasive gynecology surgery/endometriosis, and urogynecology. The department currently consists of 5 GYN surgeons, 2 medical gynecologists, and 4 minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) fellows, who will serve as the collaborative research partners and colleagues for the research fellow. Please find Program Director Dr. Kristina Butler's introduction via this link:           

Position Description:

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. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic.

The following is required for completeness of application:

  • Current curriculum vitae with bibliography
  • Proof of doctoral degree (copy of diploma or final transcript with English translation, if applicable) or a letter from your university's Registrar office indicating you have fulfilled all doctoral program requirements and are eligible to graduate.

Please also be prepared that you may be asked to provide three letters of recommendation to the hiring PI prior to an interview. Please submit the application via and feel free to contact the recruiter Ms. Lei Feng for any questions.


Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program.  Candidates should be medical doctors who have completed OBGYN residency/postgraduate training.  

Why Mayo Clinic:

The Research shield at Mayo Clinic is committed to creating a diverse environment and recognizes that diverse research teams make better decisions, are more equipped to solve complex problems and adapt to change and produce better outcomes. That diversity is about opening up to unconventional ideas that create better outcomes, while recognizing colleagues' unique contributions. Become part of the legacy that embraces these differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits. Eligibility may vary.

Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.


As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.


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