Molecular Medicine
Position description
The lab of Dr. Hideki Ebihara in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Mayo Clinic is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct an NIH-funded R01 project to investigate how Ebola virus triggers the host uncontrolled inflammatory response linked to Ebola virus disease pathogenesis. Highly motivated candidates who have a strong background in virology and experience in molecular biology and cell biology are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must hold:
  • Ph.D., D.V.M., or M.D. in virology, molecular biology, or other appropriate discipline and have less than three years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Experience working in human pathogenic RNA virus and/or with reverse genetics systems would be advantageous.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Motivation to conduct research, and a collaborative attitude are essential.
  • Successful applicant is expected to study molecular and cellular biological aspects of Ebola virus-mediated pathogenic inflammatory induction.
The Ebihara lab ( also endeavors to study molecular biological aspects of the viral replication, pathogenesis, and evolution of highly pathogenic RNA viruses, which will contribute to the development of countermeasures and a better understanding of the mechanisms of virus emergence. In particular, his group’s research focuses on several emerging RNA viruses including Ebola virus and arthropod (tick and mosquito)-borne RNA viruses, specifically tick-borne bunyaviruses, orthomyxoviruses, and flaviviruses.

The Ebihara lab provides a highly interactive mentoring, collaborative and team science environment within the group as well as opportunity for collaborations within and outside of Mayo Clinic. The scientific environment in the Department of Molecular Medicine is ideal to execute cutting-edge virology studies as our department is highly-equipped to study molecular biology, virology (BSL-2 and 3), cell biology, and immunology with the research facilities within the College of Medicine in addition to excellent core facilities.

Interested candidates should apply through the Mayo Clinic Careers website, or may send a cover letter with your research statement, CV, and three reference letters to Dr. Ebihara at
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.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Postdoc & Temporary Research
Career profile
Job posting number
Stephanie Fredrickson