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Mayo Clinic Medical Writer - Research in Rochester, Minnesota

City Rochester

State Minnesota

Telecommute Yes

Department Center for Individualized Medicine

Position description

Responsibilities include researching, writing and editing clinical research protocols. This includes specific research reports, manuscripts, patient information and documentation required by Mayo and external sponsors/agencies. The position must demonstrate effective collaboration and communication, utilizing participative decision-making when appropriate. Position coordinates and provides overall management of the protocol document from initial concept through study completion, termination and publication. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ongoing management of the protocol document and process through editing, proofing, coordination of study logistics, (i.e. blood collection kits, data collection booklets, etc) and verification of content to meet institutional and federal standards; communicating with study sites and/or federal agencies; ensuring Mayo standards are adhered to; and ensuring appropriate approvals have been obtained. The individual will accurately apply investigator's scientific data into a cohesive format for the protocol document while ensuring applicable procedures are consistent with internal and external policies and regulatory requirements. The individual will independently maintain and oversee all collaborative functions between the unit/department and its customers. The Research Medical Writer is an active member on committees and task forces and participates on projects as assigned. The individual is responsible for writing and implementing applicable standard operating procedures and working instructions for the department/unit and will ensure compliance with regulatory and other compliance standards, both internal and external. The individual will act as a liaison with external agencies and various internal departments/divisions. They will develop and carry out staff training and mentoring as necessary. In addition, the individual will participate in other protocol development activities and execute other assignments as warranted and assigned.


  • Master's degree preferred.

  • A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) is required, preferably in the field of bio-medical science, lab or nursing.

  • Requires experience with medical terminology with a minimum of 5 years experience in a medical or complex administrative setting required.

  • Previous research/education background with IRB and/or a regulatory/legal environment preferred.

  • Medical writing, data management, comprehension of complex structures, continuous improvement and project management skills are preferred.

  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

  • Required to maintain confidentiality of information, demonstrate good decision-making and judgment and have attention to detail and follow-through skills.

  • Must be willing to adapt within a rapidly changing environment.

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment and exercise appropriate judgment and organizational skills when prioritizing projects and tasks.

  • Must have the ability to work independently in ambiguous situations under pressure and have strong coping skills.

  • Must be dependable, self directed and able to take the initiative to organize and direct personnel in the various aspects of research studies.

  • Must be proficient in the use of computers, Microsoft applications and databases.

  • Must have demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills and have the ability to effectively and independently manage a large workload with minimal supervision.

Exemption status Non-exempt

Compensation Detail

Required education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The hourly pay range is $30.25-$45.38 per hour.

Benefits eligible No

Schedule Supplemental/On-call/Per Diem

Hours / Pay period Variable

Schedule details As needed, with no set schedule.

Weekend schedule No weekend hours.

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.

Category Clinical Labs and Research

Career profile Research

Job posting number 151726BR

Recruiter Kaela Peterson

Equal opportunity

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.