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Post-doc in Molecular Genetics

Xiaolei Xu
Rochester, Minnesota (US)
Up to $70,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

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Life Sciences, Genetics
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Postdoc Fellowship
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A post-doctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Xiaolei Xu, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.  The successful applicant will join a team that is leveraging powerful zebrafish genetics to model human cardiovascular diseases and cardiac aging, to decipher underlying mechanisms, and to develop new therapies.  Below please find two representative manuscripts from the lab on doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity.  Applications are invited from candidates who have a strong background in molecular biology, genetics and/or cardiovascular diseases. Previous experience in animal models of human diseases and/or bioinformatics are favored, but not required. Qualified candidates must be self-motivated and have a strong commitment to basic research.  Further enquires (enclosing a CV) regarding the scope and detail of the project should be addressed to: or visit


  • Ma X, Zhu P, Ding Y, Zhang H, Qiu Q, Dvornikov AV, Kim M, Wang Y, Lowerison M, Herrmann J, Ekker S, Hsiai TK, Lin X and Xu X. (2020)  Retinoid X receptor alpha is a spatiotemporally-specific therapeutic target for doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy in adult zebrafish. Science Advances 6(5), eaay2939, PMID: 32064346.
  • Wang Y, Lu X, Wang X, Qiu Q, Zhu P, Ma L, Ma X, Herrmann J, Lin X, Wang W, Xu X. (2021) atg7-Based Autophagy Activation Reverses Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiotoxicity. Circ Res. Aug 13. PMID: 34384247.


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. 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.


Applications, including curriculum vitae and bibliography, summary of past accomplishments, and the names of three references, should be sent to:


Xiaolei Xu, PhD.

Mayo Clinic

Stabile 4-10

200 First Street SW

Rochester, MN USA 55905



Phone number: 507-284-0685


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