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Mayo Clinic Research Fellow - Microfluidic Engineering in Rochester, Minnesota


Dr. Yuguang Liu’s team has an opening for a postdoctoral research fellow position in the Microbiome Program, the Center for Individualized Medicine at Mayo Clinic. ( https://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/liu-yuguang-ph-d/bio-20503555 ) This position is funded by Dr. Liu’s recent NIH/NIGMS R35 grant - Maximizing Investigators' Research Award. The goal of the study is to understand how the transcriptional functions of the microbial and the immune cells co-evolve over time. The key responsibilities of this position include developing a droplet-based microfluidic platform and user interface to study the interaction between single microbial and immune cells through single cell encapsulation, co-culture, signal monitoring, cell sorting and sequencing. The research fellow would also work with teams and lab facilities within the program and across the institute to perform engineering and biology-related work.

This work will ultimately help map different immune cell phenotypes and their responses to various microbes, which will lead to the better understanding of the heterogenous and dynamic immune responses; meanwhile, this effort will build a foundation to shed new light on mechanisms that impact the fostering and disruption of microbe-immune relationships and ultimately lead to new insights on strategies to effectively targeting various diseases such as cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases.

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 a diploma or final transcript with English translation, if applicable) or a letter from your university's Registrar's 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.

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Lei Feng

Equal opportunity

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