The Mayo Clinic Graduate Research Employment Program (GREP) seeks applicants for one to two year post-baccalaureate research experiences. Students participate in educational activities and conduct research in a mentored environment.

GREP is designed for individuals who have completed a bachelor's degree and plan to attend graduate school or medical school. Eligible candidates must have received their bachelor's degree before the position starts. GREP students are eligible to take graduate-level courses through the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The position is ideal for students interested in a "gap year" between their undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Appointees must have completed a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or math before the position start date, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and must be pursuing medical or graduate school admission. Appointees must have authorization to work and remain in the United States, without necessity for Mayo Clinic sponsorship now, or in the future (for an example, U.S. citizens, national or permanent residents, refugees, or asylees). Students that do not meet these criteria do not qualify. All students must pass a background check and post-offer placement assessment prior to their start date.

Successful applicants will be:

  • Committed to pursuing a career in which they will engage topics in biomedical research
  • Able to work independently
  • Proficient in written and verbal communication
  • Competent in identifying relevant peer-reviewed publications on specialized research topics
  • Highly motivated to learn new research methods

Appointment process

The GREP Program is currently under re-structuring. Please contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Research Training (OPART) at regarding questions of the GREP Program. The Mayo Clinic job posting for the program will be available mid-June 2019. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Questions may be directed to the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Research Training (OPART) at

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