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Mayo Clinic Research Fellow - Physiology & Biomedical Engineering in Rochester, Minnesota

City Rochester

State Minnesota

Telecommute No

Department Physiology & Biomedical Engineering

Position description

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the lab of Dr. Daniel Tschumperlin and Dr. Qi Tan. The postdoctoral fellow will study basic and translational aspects of tissue fibrosis, including novel gene regulation methods (conditional gene targeting, CRISPR activation, viral-based gene transfer, etc), novel therapeutic targets for fibrosis, and new models for understanding cell-cell communication and fibrosis resolution. The lab is well-funded with NIH/ NHLBI and other foundation grants, and the work is to be conducted within a multidisciplinary laboratory featuring state-of-the-art resources including atomic force microscopy, novel cellular, tissue and animal models, as well as access to outstanding core facilities. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications. Established experience in two or more of the following is highly desirable: (a) advanced techniques in biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology relevant to fibrosis research; (b) genomic or epigenomic approaches; (c) experimental modeling and analysis of fibrosis in mice; (d) primary culture and/or analysis of lung-derived epithelial and mesenchymal cell populations; and (e) cell/tissue imaging techniques such as fluorescence, confocal, multiphoton and atomic force microscopy. (f) bioinformatics analysis skills.

The candidate will be expected to develop and execute independent research plans leading to peer-reviewed publications. They should be comfortable working within an interdisciplinary group of research personnel and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Maximum consideration will be given to candidates with first author publications and motivation and initiative towards independence. Although the candidate's salary (NIH scale) will be fully supported by intramural as well as extramural (NIH) funding, he/she will be expected to initiate progress towards independence via submission of research grant proposals. For more information see: https://www.mayo.edu/research/labs/tissue-repair-mechanobiology/overview

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.


Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere.

Benefits eligible Yes

Schedule Full Time

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 Postdoc & Temporary Research

Career profile Post Doctoral Research

Specialty Research

Job posting number 141234BR

Recruiter Kara Schott

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.