Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Fellow

Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine

Rochester, MN, United States

Position Description

The Microbiome Systems Medicine Group at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN, USA), led by Dr. Jaeyun Sung, invites applications for postdoctoral research fellow positions in systems approaches to ’omics data analysis and personalized medicine. This position has been created, in part, to increase our computational capacity to systematically analyze, integrate, and model the tremendous amount of longitudinal, multi-omics data currently being generated at Mayo Clinic. These data sources include microbiomes, metabolomes, immune profiles, transcriptomes, and clinical and physiological surveys. Our overall aim with these data is to further understand the complex interactions between commensal gut microbial organisms and various aspects of human health, particularly the immune system and metabolism. Current research fields include: 1) omics data-mining for clinical biomarker discovery; 2) multi-omic disease network analysis; 3) gut microbial role in gut-liver axis; 4) gut microbiome ecological dynamics; and 5) gut microbiome and auto-immune disease. Additional information can be found at:

This is a computational position. Prior experience working with omics data analysis (WGS metagenomics, RNA-seq and scRNA-seq, MS metabolomics, immune CyTOF), computational microbiology or immunology, or systems biology, as demonstrated through past research accomplishments, would be ideal. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong ability to independently and creatively solve research problems, while working effectively with the principal investigator and lab colleagues, is required. The applicant must be strongly familiar with programming languages commonly used in data science (R, Python, and/or Matlab), and with standard bioinformatics tools for processing and analyzing ’omics datasets. The applicant should have a Ph.D. in one of the following fields: computational biology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, biophysics, applied math, or relevant engineering disciplines. Ph.D. candidates with soon anticipated graduation are also encouraged to apply.

The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Jaeyun Sung and other faculty investigators at Mayo Clinic. In addition, he/she will have access to a wealth of resources including high-quality clinical data, a state-of-the-art high-performance computing facility, and the latest sequencing platforms. If you are interested in joining, please email Dr. Jaeyun Sung ( your CV, contact information of three individuals who can provide strong reference letters, PDFs of 3 of your representative publications, and a 1-page personal statement describing: your general research interests, previous experience, career goals, and specific research direction you’d like to pursue in our group.

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. 800146; J2WRTP


Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.