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Innovation Fellow (Researcher 5)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

  • Nov. 30, 2017
  • Innovation Fellow (Researcher 5)
  • Medical Devices Center
  • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Minneapolis, MN
    United States
  • Jan. 15, 2018
  • Jul. 11, 2018
  • Graduate Student
    Medical Resident
  • Technology & Information Management
    Public Policy & Administration
    MBA & Executive MBA
    Health Systems Management
    Business - General
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The University of Minnesota is recruiting dynamic and creative individuals to join our cross-disciplinary team for 10½ months of medical device innovation. Applicants must be dedicated to improving human health and well-being and committed to working in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary team. Successful candidates are self-driven and highly motivated individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and special interest in medical devices.

Fellows build an extensive network of contacts within the world-leading med tech ecosystem of the Twin Cities and gain experience assessing opportunities, inventing therapies, and strategizing for the clinical, regulatory, reimbursement and financing activities necessary to develop a commercially viable product. After their year in the Program, Fellows thrive in a variety of pursuits, including starting their own companies, leadership positions with early-stage to large, multi-national medical device manufacturers, joining design & development service providers, research/teaching positions in academic institutions, and clinical practice.


  • Work closely with clinicians at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center
  • Identify unmet clinical needs, invent, and test prototype solutions
  • Generate high quality intellectual property with a goal of commercialization


  • Highly motivated team-player
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation
  • MD, PhD or relevant industry experience preferred


  • Monthly salary and health benefits provided
  • Use of first-class engineering and medical facilities
  • Access to top M.D.s, Ph.D.s, and industry leaders

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

Required documents:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume
Statement of interest, to include information on the applicant’s motivation, accomplishments, and teamwork experiences. Maximum 750 words.
Names of three professional references
Full application instructions may be accessed at

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

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  • The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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    Medical Devices Center
    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    G217 Mayo Memorial Building, MMC 95
    420 Delaware Street S.E.
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • 612-625-8172
  • 612-625-8741


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