Research Fellow - Nephrology

Rochester, Minnesota (US)
April 23 2021
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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.

Two NIH-funded postdoctoral Research Fellow positions are immediately available for the PKD Epigenetics and Inflammatory Laboratory in the Department of Nephrology & Hypertension at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN under Dr. Xiaogang Li.  The lab mainly focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms and discovery treatment for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) and other kidney diseases. The lab uses multidisciplinary approaches including all kinds of genetic and epigenetic techniques, Immunostaining, and biochemistry in a variety of transgenic and knockout mice.  The long-term goal of the lab is to identify and manipulate specific targets in cystic kidneys that complement existing strategies.  Candidates with expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology, in vivo mouse studies, or prior experience in inflammation are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should please send a cover letter with research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three referees to Dr. Xiaogang Li at

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.

  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.