Postdoctoral Fellow - K. P. Connie Tam

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7085613 (Ref:120652)

Posted: September 18, 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. 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: K. P. Connie Tam, PhD

Department: Ophthalmic Research

Lab Research Topics:

  • Epithelial immunity
  • Inflammation
  • Wound healing
  • Antimicrobial peptides
  • Autophagy


  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation.
  • Design, develop, implement and conduct experiments to accomplish research goals.
  • Present research findings at meetings, seminars and conferences.
  • Maintain good record keeping of research activities, protocols and data.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication.


  • 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:

  • Strong background in cell biology, cell signaling, biochemistry or immunology.
  • Experience with mouse models of inflammatory diseases.
  • High competence in scientific presentation (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent project management skills and adaptability to handle multiple tasks and complex projects.
  • Driven, diligent, able to work independently and collaboratively.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for three references.

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Innate immunity, Epithelium, Neutrophil, Macrophage, Eye, Cornea, Bacteria, Antibiotic resistance, Signaling, Pathway, Autophagy, Homeostasis, Infectious diseases

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