Research Fellow

Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
November 11 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

A postdoctoral position in Molecular Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

Position description:

A postdoctoral position is available to study the neurobiology of alcohol use disorder, astrocyte-neuron interaction, sleep, and alcohol-induced dementia/Alzheimer's Disease in Dr. Doo-Sup Choi’s laboratory at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science ( Please contact Dr. Choi at,, with your current Curriculum Vitae and a list of three references.

Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. degree with 0-3 years postdoctoral experience in molecular biology, rodent behaviors, or molecular pharmacology. Especially, we are seeking candidates who are experts in optogenetic, chemogenetics, operant conditioning, EEG, or cognitive behaviors.

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.


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.