Research Fellow in Human Microbiome Field in Rochester

Full-time @Mayo Clinic in Center for Individualized Medicine
  • Rochester, Minnesota View on Map
  • Apply Before : January 7, 2023

Job Description

Looking to join family of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities in Rochester? Mayo Clinic is hiring Full-Time Research Fellow in Human Microbiome Field in Rochester Minnesota to provide an unparalleled experience as the most trusted partner for health care.


Job Title : Research Fellow in Human Microbiome Field

Location : Rochester, Minnesota

Job Type : Full-Time

Category: Center for Individualized Medicine

Job ID: 186870BR


Job Details :

Why Mayo Clinic
The Research shield at Mayo Clinic is committed to creating a diverse environment and recognizes that diverse research teams make better decisions, are more equipped to solve complex problems and adapt to change, and produce better outcomes. That diversity is about opening up to unconventional ideas that create better outcomes, while recognizing colleagues’ unique contributions. Become part of the legacy that embraces these differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits. Eligibility may vary.

Position description
A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Center for Individualized Medicine- Microbiome Program, under a multidisciplinary mentoring team that includes Dr. Nicholas Chia (, Dr. Marina Walther-Antonio (, and Dr. Yuguang Liu (

For your application include a single PDF with a 1-page research statement (detailing your research interests and your short- and long-term research goals), your CV, and the contact information for 2-3 references. Applications without a research statement will not be reviewed. Apply by December 4, 2022, in order to guarantee full consideration.In the Microbiome Program, researchers are studying many more questions about the relationship between the microbiome and health and disease, including:What can the microbiome reveal about health?Can microbial communities in the colon be the cause for irritable bowel symptoms?How do gut microbes affect other parts of the body, such as the joints, liver and immune system?Can gut microbial metabolites be the reason that diet influences colon cancer development?Can genomic sequencing techniques help researchers identify organisms that cause vaginosis and reproductive health problems?Can an imbalance in the microbiome lead to autoimmune diseases?How do scientists and clinicians translate their insights about the microbiome into new diagnostic and prognostic approaches?
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.​​​​

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.

Additional qualifications
The position is better suited for a microbiologist with molecular biology and/or evolutionary expertise. The postdoctoral research fellow will conduct research involving microbe-host interactions, including at the single-cell level. Candidates with research experience in this field are strongly encouraged to apply, although it is not a required for application.

Benefits eligible

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.

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