Postdoctoral Fellow – Srinivasan Dasarathy Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7140058 (Ref:ccf18162166)

Posted: April 14, 2023

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: Srinivasan Dasarathy, MD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Inflammation and Immunity

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Culture of multiple cell lines, primary cell cultures
  • Basic molecular methods (real time PCR, immunoblots)
  • Confocal microscopy, fluorescent imaging
  • mRNA translational regulation


  • 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

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.

Additional Preferred Qualities:

  • Crispr/Cas9
  • Viral delivery systems
  • Handling mouse strains (not essential)
  • Protein expression, protein-protein interaction studies
  • fraction separation, organelle isolation
  • Ability to analyze and perform mass spectrometry data for metabolites preferred but not essential.    

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. Dasarathy at [email protected].

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for 3 references

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Crispr/Cas9, Skeletal muscle, Tissue specific deletion, Inducible vector systems, Reporter analyses, FRET/BRET, Post-translational modifications, Generate tagged constructs, Subcellular organelle studies

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