Mayo Clinic Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

Postdoctoral Fellow

Mayo Clinic Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, United States

Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The laboratory of Dr. Zong Wei at Mayo Clinic is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who are interested in investigating the fundamental mechanisms and therapeutic development of diabetes and metabolic diseases. We are a new lab opening in 2020, in the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic. The Wei laboratory focuses on creating novel models to study diabetes and metabolism, and to identify therapeutic targets in metabolic diseases. Research directions include using both human stem cells differentiated organoids and mouse models to investigate the epigenomic regulation of cellular dysfunction in diabetes and metabolic diseases (Cell 2018, Cell Metabolism 2016, Cell Stem Cell 2015), and understanding the fundamental mechanisms in transcription and chromatin biology (Cell Stem Cell 2013).   

Position Description:

Post-doctoral position is available for individual interested in metabolism, epigenetics, and/or stem cell biology. Research projects include characterization of novel phenotypes in animal models, integration of multi-omics (proteomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic, and epigenomic) datasets to investigate fundamental mechanisms of obesity and metabolic diseases, and exploring the therapeutic potential of basic discoveries. Experience in next-gen sequencing, mouse models, and/or stem cells is preferred but not required. Candidate should enjoy working independently in a collaborative setting. Successful candidates will have or are in the final stages of completing a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D. /Ph.D., or M.D.), a track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications, and excellent communication skills. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information of 3 references to Zong Wei, Ph.D. at and the recruiter Ms. Lei Feng


Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program.

About Mayo Clinic:

Learn and grow among the best in your field at the nation’s top hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2019-2020), ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other care provider. At Mayo Clinic, you’ll use the power of collaboration to achieve the highest standards for medical care and health improvement, working in the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with over 60,000 employees. You’re invited to contribute to a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. Being a part of Mayo Clinic allows for more work-life balance, competitive compensation and generous benefits, career security and the ability to manage and coordinate patient care in the most efficient ways possible.

Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns. With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny “desert metropolis” offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape. The region’s desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

2019 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Post offer/pre-employment drug screening is required. Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).


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Postdoctoral Fellow