Research Fellow in the gut microbiome: USA

The gut microbiome laboratory at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA seeks a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral research scientist with experience in microbial genetics and physiology, who is interested in investigating host-microbiome interactions.

Candidate details 

  • a PhD in Microbiology or related fields
  • a strong publication record
  • good command of written and spoken English
  • ability to design and conduct experiments independently
  • The applicant should be comfortable handling animals and prior experience in anaerobic bacteriology, bioinformatics or synthetic biology is preferred.
  • Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere.


  • The fellow will join a dynamic multidisciplinary research group including members from the Enteric Neuroscience Program and the Center for Individualized Medicine Microbiome Program and have the opportunity to work with experts in cellular neuroscience, GI physiology, bioinformatics, in silico microbiome modeling, and optofluidics.
  • The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate gnotobiotics, multi-omics platforms, cellular and in vivo physiology techniques, molecular and genetic microbiology tools, and advanced differential anaerobic culture techniques to determine the mechanisms underlying microbial modulation of host GI function.
  • The candidate will contribute to development of new technical capabilities, participate in interdisciplinary lab meetings, and have the opportunity to present findings and local and national conferences.

Position description

  • 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.

To apply

Interested applicants may submit a cover letter, CV, and three references to

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