Postdoctoral Fellow - Jianjun Zhao Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7086806 (Ref:15660235280)

Posted: October 8, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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