Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral fellow in diabetes and epigenetics

Job Number: 71010

Location: Scottsdale, US

Job Description

The Epigenomics of Metabolic Diseases Laboratory at the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and Division of Endocrinology 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. Our laboratory focuses on creating novel models to study diabetes and metabolism, and to identify therapeutic targets in diabetes, with a focus on islet biology and epigenetic regulation ( ). Research directions include using mouse models, human tissues, and organoids to investigate the epigenomic regulation of cellular dysfunction in diabetes and metabolic diseases (PNAS 2021, 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:

NIH funding-supported post-doctoral position is available for individuals interested in metabolism, epigenetics, and/or stem cell biology. Research projects include the characterization of novel phenotypes in animal models, integration of multi-omics (transcriptomic and epigenomic) datasets to investigate fundamental mechanisms of obesity and metabolic diseases, and exploring the therapeutic potential of basic discoveries. Experience in diabetes mouse models, epigenetics, and/or bioinformatics 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 2-3 references to Zong Wei, Ph.D. at [Please click the Apply button for the link or email].


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

About Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report in more specialties than any other hospital in the nation. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with over 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research, and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

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.

Application Deadline: 2024-04-30


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