Postdoctoral Fellow – Jan Joseph Melenhorst Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7115969 (Ref:ccf17004400)

Posted: November 4, 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.

Principal Investigator: Jan Joseph Melenhorst, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Center for ImmunoTherapy and Precision Immuno-Oncology (CITI)

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • T cell cultures: expansion, functional interrogation
  • Examine T cells and leukemic cells using high dimensional single cell analytics such as CITEseq, spectral flow cytometry
  • Examine acute and persistent anti-tumor responses in vitro and in vivo using various mouse strains and models; model development
  • Contribute to grant writing, progress reports, papers


  • 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:

  • Thrive in team setting
  • Self-motivated
  • Must have background in T cell immunology

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Research Statement 

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Post-doc, CAR T cells, Immunotherapy, Translational immunology

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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Job posting number:#7115969 (Ref:ccf17004400)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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