Postdoctoral Fellow

Rochester, Minnesota (US)
Commensurate with experience
November 17 2021
SC-Postdoc Applicant
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Brownfield Lab at Mayo Clinic – Center for Regenerative Medicine

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Douglas Brownfield at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Spanning the departments of Biochemistry, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, as well as Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, the lab takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding lung development and repair to improve treatment of pulmonary disease. Studies focus on 1) uncovering mechanisms (molecular and biophysical) critical to proper lung construction, 2) investigating the cellular and molecular origins of pulmonary diseases (such as Pulmonary Fibrosis and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia), and 3) engineering lung cell and tissue models for drug screening and transplantation. Techniques commonly used by the group include single-cell transcriptomics, genetically engineered mouse models, 3D organotypic culture, confocal microscopy, and design/generation of AAVs/Lentiviruses.  

Candidates must possess a recent PhD, MD, or MD/PhD with a strong background in cellular/molecular biology, biophysics, or bioengineering. Candidates must be highly motivated, well organized, technically proficient, critically minded, and able to work independently but collaboratively with others. Extra consideration will be given to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following techniques: Optical Tweezers/AFM, scRNAseq, mouse pulmonary procedures, organotypic culture models, multiplex RNA ISH, FACS, photoablation/conjugation, microfabrication, CRISPR.

To apply, submit your application, including a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, CV, and contact information for 3 references to:

Please email a copy of application materials to

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. 

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 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.

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

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