Postdoctoral Fellow – Andrei Ivanov Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7118860 (Ref:ccf17511139)

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.

Since this position will be funded by the NIH training T32 grant, the applicant should be US citizen or permanent resident

Principal Investigator: Dr. Andrei Ivanov

Lerner Research Institute Department: Inflammation and Immunity

Lab Research Topics:

  • Epithelila barrier
  • Epithelila junctions
  • Mucosal inflammation
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Actin cytoskeleton
  • For more information about the lab’s research, please contact Dr. Ivanov at [email protected]

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Molecular biology work including gene knockout
  • Working with intestinal epithelila cells and organoids
  • Immunofluorescence labeling and confocal microscopy
  • Working with mouse models of colitis


  • 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:

  • Standard biochemical techniques, such as western blotting
  • Ability for independent work
  • Good writing and communicative skills

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 Dr. Ivanov at [email protected].

  • CV with list of publications

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, NIH-funded, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Tight junctions, Adherens junctions, Myosin motors, Leaky gut, Intestinal fibrosis

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Job posting number:#7118860 (Ref:ccf17511139)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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