Postdoctoral Fellow - Jennifer Yu Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7086810 (Ref:15024150368)

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.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join the Yu lab which focuses on cancer stem cell biology and mechanisms of therapeutic resistance at the Cleveland Clinic.  Cancer stem cells reside in different niches including the perivascular and hypoxic niches.  Our laboratory is interested in uncovering molecular mechanisms by which stemness in maintained in these different niches.  We focus on glioblastoma, a primary brain tumor, and brain metastases.  To this end, we utilize a combination of molecular biology and mouse modeling approaches.  Because Dr. Yu is a physician-scientist, we aim to translate our research to the clinic.  Applicants must have a PhD in cancer biology or related field and be highly motivated.  For more information about our laboratory, please visit our website:  Interested applicants should send their application to   

Principal Investigator: Jennifer Yu, MD, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Cancer Biology

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Formulate and test hypotheses
  • Drug screening experience is helpful
  • Bioinformatics experience is helpful


  • 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

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • CV

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Glioblastoma, Brain tumor, Cancer stem cells, Hypoxia, Radiation, Microbiome, Signal transduction, lncRNA, Migration, Invasion, Drug screen, Therapeutic resistance

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