Postdoctoral Fellow – John Sedor Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7119008 (Ref:ccf17523490)

Posted: December 23, 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.

Severe, progressive kidney diseases (CKD) are more common among Black patients than other populations. Variants in the APOL1 gene are strongly associated with excess kidney disease risk in African ancestral communities. The successful candidate will work on a collaborative project between the Sedor (, Wessely ( and O'Toole ( labs that uses novel iPSC models to discover the pathways that cause APOL1-associated kidney disease and develop the tools to stop, even cure, them.

Principal Investigator: John Sedor, MD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Inflammation & Immunity

Lab Research Topics:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • APOL1
  • iPSCs
  • Disparities
  • For more information about the lab’s research, please contact John Sedor at [email protected]

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work independently
  • Write manuscripts & grants
  • Assist in other lab projects
  • Supervise students and research assistants, as needed


  • 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:

  • Knowledge in cellular & molecular biology
  • Experience in developmental biology/kidney
  • Bioinformatics experience
  • Be self motivated and willing to learn new things
  • Team player

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 John Sedor at [email protected].

  • CV
  • Research statement
  • 3 reference letters

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI

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Job posting number:#7119008 (Ref:ccf17523490)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
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