Postdoctoral Fellow - Liangqi (Frank) Xie Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7090503 (Ref:19783537984)

Posted: December 13, 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 look for highly motivated postdoc(s) to join the Xie lab. The candidate will be trained to learn the state-of-the-art super-resolution imaging and live cell single molecule imaging microscopy and to develop modern computational analysis skills. The candidate will work on cutting-edge research directions (genome organization and dynamics, extrachromosomal DNA in cancer et al.) by integrating imaging, genomics, genome engineering and animal models with the hope for improved diagnosis and therapeutics in human diseases. We aim to catalyze the training of next-generation researchers/physicians et al. competitive for advanced career development. We aim to build a diversified and inclusive group with equal opportunities for every trainee. Candidates from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Principal Investigator: Liangqi (Frank) Xie, Ph.D.

Lerner Research Institute Department: Infection Biology, Cancer Biology

Lab Research Topics:

  • Super-resolution and live-cell single molecule imaging
  • Genome organization
  • Gene regulation
  • Extrachromosomal DNA in cancer 
  • Tool development
  • For more information about the lab’s research, please visit: or contact [email protected]

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Mentored research
  • Guided collaborations
  • Assist in lab operations and microscope maintenance


  • 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:

  • 1st author publication(s) 
  • Good English communication skills

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Reference list
  • Brief research summary and interested research direction

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Cancer, Infection

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