Postdoctoral Fellow – Brian Gastman Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7118859 (Ref:ccf17511140)

Posted: December 21, 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: Brian Gastman, MD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Immunotherapy & Precision Immuno-Oncology 

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • This team member must commit to full-time employment during the training
  • This team member must commit to 2-3 years of training
  • Training under the program will include wet and dry lab activities, collaboration with industry partners, grant writing and manuscript preparation.
  • This individual should be highly motivated, work as a team member and have excellent communication skills to work in with multidisciplinary teams


  • PhD or MD/PhD required
  • MD with relevant laboratory experience may substitute for PhD


  • Medical graduates (national or international) seeking research experience are highly encouraged to apply


  • English Proficiency proof required for candidates arriving on J-1, J-2, or F1 + OPT visa status

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision

Work Experience:

  • Previous experience in a research or academic setting.  Graduate student experience meets this requirement.
  • Scientific writing experience

Additional Preferred Qualities

  • This position is intended for individuals interested in immunology and surgical oncology.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform work in a stationary position for extended periods
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information
  • Ability to distinguish color
  • Manual dexterity to handle specimens and repair equipment
  • Ability to lift and transport equipment or specimens weighing up to 20 pounds
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, bio-hazards, radioactive materials, etc.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

All application materials should be submitted directly via email to Brian Gastman at [email protected].

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, CCF, Cancer, Immunology

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Job posting number:#7118859 (Ref:ccf17511140)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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