Postdoctoral Fellow - Genetics and Genome Sciences


Job Description

Multiple postdoctoral research fellow positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Yan Li at the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences in Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Li lab integrates stem cell biology, single cell technologies, and functional genomics to study complex metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity. The Li lab has a track record of publications in high-profile journals, including Nature Metabolism, Molecular Cell, Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Cell Reports etc. Li lab has established “wet” and “dry” components and provides a supportive environment to train, conduct research, and career development in science. Trainees will be exposed to cutting-edge technologies including scRNA-seq, scATAC-seq, spatial genomics, CRISPR screening, Hi-C, etc. 


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Strong foundation in molecular biology. Expertise in metabolism, and/or stem cell, and/or mouse genetics. A track record of publishing and strong internal motivation is essential. The individual will be expected to independently design and perform studies, present data at national meetings, and compose original research articles. 


To apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their CVs and contact information for three referees to Dr. Yan Li. Email:


About CWRU

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), located in Cleveland Ohio, is top 20 private universities receiving the most federal research funding in US. To date, CWRU has produced 17 Nobel Prize winners among its alumni, faculty, and researchers. Our department is a comprehensive genetics department. Faculty associated with our department have strengths in molecular genetics, transcription regulation, development biology, human genetics, epigenetics and genomics, as well as experimental models of human diseases. CWRU also has close partnership with Cleveland Clinic, a top hospital in United States.


The great Cleveland metropolitan is also family-friendly, very affordable area with top school systems in US. Universities also provide Child Care Subsidy Program. Numerous gardens, parks and top museums surround the beautiful CWRU campus, which makes it a pleasant place to live and raise family.