Postdoctoral Fellow – Jianguo Cheng Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7112343 (Ref:ccf16792807)

Posted: September 30, 2022

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.

Two postdoc positions are available. Under supervision of the PI, the individuals will be working within a multidisciplinary team on a translational research project funded by the NIH/NINDS. 

Principal Investigator: Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD

Departments: Neurosciences and Pain Management

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Cell culture and molecular techniques
  • In vitro experiments with stem cells
  • Experimentation with animal models of pain
  • Data collection, analysis, and report


  • 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:

  • Pain research experience preferred but not required
  • Strong work ethic and independent research capacity preferred
  • Effective communication skills. 
  • Strong team player. 

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Research interest/experience statement
  • 3 reference letters.

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Pain, Stem cells, Translational research, Molecular biology, Neurons, Microglia, In vitro assays, Behavioral assessment, Sensory/motor functions, Clinical outcomes

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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Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
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