Research Fellow-Center for Individualized Medicine Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic
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April 10 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
PhD Fellowship

The Microbiome Systems Medicine Group at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA), led by Dr. Jaeyun Sung, invites applications for postdoctoral positions in computational & systems biology. This position has been created, in part, to increase our computational capacity to systematically analyze, integrate, and model the tremendous amount of longitudinal, multi-omics data currently being generated at Mayo Clinic. These data sources include genomes, proteomes, metabolomes, microbiomes, and clinical and physiological surveys. Our overall aim with these data is to further understand the complex interactions between commensal gut microbial organisms and human health. Examples of applications include, but are not limited to: 1) Identifying disease-associated signatures for classification and prediction; 2) Developing statistical inference and machine-learning tools to monitor gut wellness and diagnose disease; 3) Characterizing microbial community-scale metabolism to investigate global functional properties; 4) Designing computational tools for advancing the practice of personalized probiotics and nutrition. Additional information can be found at:

Fellows will be mentored by Dr. Jaeyun Sung and other faculty investigators of the Microbiome Program in the Center for Individualized Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. The Center is a vibrant, well-funded environment, with strong mentoring and training opportunities for individual career development. In addition, she/he will have access to a wealth of resources including high-quality data, a state-of-the-art high-performance computing facility, and the latest sequencing platforms.

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. 800146; J2WRTP. The applicant must have a Ph.D. in one of the following fields: computational biology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, biophysics, human nutrition, or any engineering/science discipline. Ph.D. candidates with soon anticipated graduation are also encouraged to apply.

 MAYO CLINIC is ranked number one overall nation-wide as well as in more specialties than any other hospital in the nation for 2017-2018 by the U.S. News and World Report. We are an integrated, multidisciplinary academic medical center with an NCI-sponsored Comprehensive Cancer Center, and programs in medical education and research that span across three group practice sites. We support a vibrant research enterprise, with programs in basic, translational, clinical, and population sciences. In 2017, the institution received nearly $450 million in extramural research awards, supplemented with over $304 million of institutional support.

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Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and a statement of research interests.

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