Postdoctoral Fellow – Paul Marasco Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7116446 (Ref:ccf17096391)

Posted: November 18, 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.

The Laboratory for Bionic Integration is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with interest in exploring the mechanisms of multisensory integration and the proprioceptive sense of kinesthesia. The lab works at the dynamic and exciting intersection of advanced sensory-motor bionics, experimental neurophysiology, cognitive and perceptual integration, and the molecular basis of proprioception. This position is supported by a funded research project to study peripheral muscle sensory systems using electrophysiological, genetic, and histological approaches to evaluate the functional relationships between muscular contraction and active movement sensing.

A PhD in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computational Neuroscience, or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will have significant interest or experience in interdisciplinary research in systems-level neurophysiology, animal electrophysiological studies, neural data analysis in both animals and humans, and applied clinical-translational science. The candidate will join a vibrant Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, and Clinical Neurology environment in a rapidly-growing research institute within a leading US hospital. The candidate will have opportunities to grow and explore emerging interests while focusing on transitioning to career independence. 

Principal Investigator: Paul Marasco, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Biomedical Engineering

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, and execute complex research studies
  • Lead and manage study activities
  • Oversee data organization, synthesis, and analysis
  • Prepare scientific reports, and manuscripts


  • 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:

  • Interest/experience in systems-level neurophysiology
  • Interest/experience in animal electrophysiology
  • Interest/experience in neural data analysis: animal and human
  • Interest/experience in applied clinical-translational science

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • 1) Curriculum vitae including past research experience and published work.
  • 2) Research statement including both current research interests and objectives.
  • 3) Names of at least two references.

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI

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Job posting number:#7116446 (Ref:ccf17096391)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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