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Research Career Opportunities

If you want to improve people’s lives, play a part in breakthrough medical discoveries and work with teams of internationally renowned researchers and physicians, a career at Aurora Research Institute might be right for you.


Research That Benefits Patients

At Aurora Health Care, our mission is to help people live well.

We do research that may lead to benefits for our patients. If you want to be a part of this potentially lifesaving effort, consider a career in medical research with us.

Our areas of research include:

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Women’s health
  • Primary care
  • Population health
  • Clinical trials

Work Environment

Top Professionals & Rewarding Careers: The Aurora Advantage

Aurora is one of the largest regional health care systems in Wisconsin. From large hospitals in cities to modern research laboratories to small rural clinics, we have the rewarding career and work environment for you.

Like the people we serve, our caregivers represent a diverse cross section of our communities. We work cooperatively in teams to improve the health of our communities.

As a large, modern and progressive health system, we attract top researchers and caregivers. If you want to work with top professionals and for an organization that values patient care, community and lifesaving research, consider a career with us.

Wondering what kind of an impact you could have with Aurora? Here are some interesting facts about us and the communities we serve. We offer:

  • More than 32,000 caregivers – the people who make Aurora a great place to work
  • 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics and 70 pharmacies
  • More than 1.2 million unique patients – the people we are honored to treat and support
  • Care provided in 90 communities in 30 counties in Wisconsin and northern Illinois
  • 8.8 million patient encounters annually
  • More than 500 ongoing research studies and clinical trials

Read more about our specialty research programs.


Modern Research: Skilled Professionals Working Together as a Team

Technicians culture tumor cells, analysts crunch numbers to interpret big data and physicians discuss innovations with scientists. All interact and work together toward discovering new treatments or diagnostic tools for our patients.

We employ a great variety of people who bring different skillsets to our teams. We need laboratory technicians, scientists, physicians, business analysts, programmers, clinical trial coordinators and a host of other professionals.

A small sample of some key roles within Aurora Research Institute includes:

  • Research scientists conduct advanced research in specialized fields like cell biology or brain anatomy.
  • Clinical trials coordinators organize many aspects of clinical trials including identifying and approaching eligible participants and getting participant consent.
  • Research regulatory professionals oversee compliance with the regulations and protocols that govern clinical trials.
  • Research lab technicians specialize in different laboratory procedures. Some may culture tumor cells while others extract DNA from tissue or blood.
  • Business services professionals manage the financial, licensing or contracting aspects of research or working with partners.

Research Careers at Aurora

Find out more about our current research job openings.

Collaborate With Aurora

Bring our expertise and data to your research program.

Learn About Our Research

Find out more about our current research projects.

Internships, Residencies & Fellowships

Aurora Research Institute supports learning and continuing education.


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