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Postdoctoral Fellow – Jianjun Zhao Lab

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
req # 141470 Location Cleveland, Ohio Facilities Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Professional Area Research and Data Department N/A Jobcode X1004 Schedule Full Time Shift Variable
Highly motivated individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD in relevant area are encouraged to apply. This training position, under the direct supervision of a Cleveland Clinic Principal Investigator will provide practical training and experience in a research setting. This position is appointed through the Lerner Research Institute. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a commitment to research, a collaborative work ethic and strong communication skills, both written and verbal. This program is expected to be completed within 5 years.

Principal Investigator: Jianjun Zhao, MD, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Cancer Biology

Lab Research Topics:

  • Multiple Myeloma Mouse Modeling
  • Cisplatin Related Acute Kidney Injury
  • Class Switch Recombination Mechanism in B Cell Development 
  • Immunotherapy
  • Drug Resistance
  • For more information about the lab’s research, please visit: or contact Dr. Zhao at

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Biochemistry 
  • Animal handling
  • Preclinical studies
  • scRNA seq and DNA seq


  • PhD or MD/PhD required
  • MD with relevant laboratory experience may substitute for PhD


  • English Proficiency proof required for candidates arriving on J-1, J-2, or F1 + OPT visa status

Work Experience:

  • Previous experience in a research or academic setting.  Graduate student experience meets this requirement.
  • Scientific writing experience

Additional Preferred Qualities:

  • Enthusiastic in cancer research 
  • Interested in translational science
  • Well data and lab organizer

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Research statement
  • References list

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Postdoctoral fellowship, Research Associate, Biochemistry, Tumor biology, Drug resistance, lncRNA, microRNA, miRNA, DNA damage, plasma cell

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