Post-doctoral Fellow

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7117798 (Ref:ccf17450435)

Posted: December 8, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Post-doctoral Fellow

Center for Research and Training, Department of Wellness and Preventive Medicine

The Cleveland Clinic is seeking a post-doctoral research fellow level to join its Center for Research and Training (CRT) in the Department of Wellness and Preventive Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. The CRT is the home of a growing team of integrative and functional medicine researchers with expertise in mindfulness-based interventions, mental health, health equity, integrative oncology, and non-pharmacological interventions for pain and chronic disease management. The department also includes over 40 clinicians including physicians, nurse practitioners, chiropractors, acupuncturists, Chinese herbalists, holistic psychotherapists, massage therapists, yoga instructors, and culinary medicine specialists.

The CRT has strong research mentorship, research grant administration, and project support staff as well as relationships with the Cleveland Clinic Center for Value Based Care Research, the Lerner Research Institute, and investigators across the Clinic's specialty institutes. The successful fellow will receive comprehensive training and a unique research experience in integrative and functional medicine research from our multidisciplinary faculty. The fellow is encouraged to develop his/her own research ideas and career development grant application during the fellowship with support from the Cleveland Clinic and CRT faculty. Responsibilities include:

&183; Conduct literature review and meta-analysis

&183; Assist with grant writing and research project support

&183; Design and develop an original research project

&183; Perform data analyses

&183; Draft reports, abstracts and manuscripts

By the start of the fellowship, the candidate should have a doctoral degree in medicine (allopathic, naturopathic, osteopathic) or a PhD in nutrition, biology, or a related field. Experience in quantitative data analysis and biostatistics is desirable. Other qualifications include a track record of peer-reviewed publications in integrative medicine. We are especially interested in candidates with a research background and interests in natural product/nutritional interventions (botanicals, phytochemicals, micronutrients, probiotics) and mechanisms and biomarkers of mind-body approaches.

Cleveland Clinic is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We welcome nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to Cleveland Clinic's research, teaching and clinical missions. 

Please send a CV, a cover letter (describing relevant experience and research interests), a copy of a published/in-press article or working paper, and contact information for three references to Amanda J. Shallcross, ND, MPH, Director, Center for Research and Training, Department of Wellness & Preventive Medicine, email: [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position is for one year with a potential to renew in the second year depending on performance and availability of funding

About Us

Cleveland Clinic's vision is to become the best place for care and the best place to work in healthcare. We are committed to providing a safe, stable, and financially fulfilling work environment.  Even in these uncertain times, Cleveland Clinic is ambitiously investing in growth. Being a physician-led organization means doing what is best for the patients, every day. Cleveland Clinic has been recognized by the American Medical Association's 2022 Joy in Medicine? Health System Recognition Program.

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers.Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report Hospitals ranking of 2022-2023 has named us the No. 4 hospital in the nation once again and No.1 hospital for Ohio and metro areas for Cleveland, Akron and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Cleveland Clinic's heart program has ranked No. 1 in the nation since 1995. 

We are ranked nationally in 13 specialties, including nine in the Top 10 and six in the Top 5.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include ENT and pediatrics. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

In addition, Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as the No. 2 hospital in the world by Newsweek's World's Best Hospitals 2022 list.

Cleveland Clinic main campus and Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital are ranked internationally while four other locations are listed among the best hospitals nationwide -

  • Cleveland Clinic FairviewsHospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston
  • Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual ?America's Best Hospitals? survey. Among Cleveland Clinic's 72,500 employees worldwide are more than 5,050 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,800 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,500-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 21 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2021, there were 10.2 million total outpatient visits, 304,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 259,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic's health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. 

Cleveland Clinic was named a top hospital and health system by Diversity Inc. in 2022. Companies on this list score well in talent pipeline, talent development, leadership commitment, and supplier diversity.



Our Culture

Cleveland Clinic values a culture where caregivers integrate diversity and inclusion throughout the enterprise. We respect and appreciate our similarities and differences; they enable us to better serve our patients, one another, and our global communities.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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About the Community

Cleveland is part of Northeast Ohio which is composed of six metropolitan areas. Each of them provides affordable real estate, excellent schools, safe communities as well as an abundance of outdoor activities. Find out here how great it is to live in Cleveland!

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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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