Postdoctoral Fellow - Michelle Longworth Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7090855 (Ref:20187688656)

Posted: December 20, 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.

Immediate opening for a funded Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Longworth Laboratory in the Department of Inflammation and Immunity at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. Candidate will be named a Lisa Dean Moseley fellow. Candidate will be expected to design, implement and manage research projects focused on newly discovered mechanisms that lead to the development of microcephaly in the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster. Individuals with experience and knowledge of techniques in neurodevelopment, molecular biology, Drosophila genetics, and biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with organoid-based systems is desired, but not required. Candidate must also be familiar with Western blotting, qRT-PCR, immunofluorescence assays, and various cloning techniques. Additional responsibilities include presenting research at institutional, national and international meetings, writing manuscripts, and contributing to the writing of grant applications.

Principal Investigator: Michelle Longworth PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Inflammation and Immunity

Lab Research Topics:


  • 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:

All application materials should be submitted directly via email to Michelle Longworth at [email protected].

  • Cover letter explaining research interests
  • CV
  • Contact info for 3 references

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI

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