Postdoctoral Fellow – Hoonkyo Suh Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7141558 (Ref:ccf18202208)

Posted: April 21, 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.

The research goal is to understand hippocampal neurogenesis and neural circuits that underlie human mental behaviors and disease, with a hope that the outcomes of our research will lead to the development of new therapeutic approaches to prevent, treat, and cure neuropsychiatric (i.e. cognitive deficits, depression, and anxiety) and neurological (i.e. epilepsy and addiction) disorders. A successful candidate will dissect neuronal connectivity and function of hippocampal neural circuits in normal and disease rodent models in molecular, cellular, genetic, and circuitry levels

Principal Investigator: Hoonkyo Suh, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Neurosciences

Lab Research Topics:

  • Hippocampal stem cells and neurogenesis
  • Neurogenesis in cognition and emotion
  • Neural circuits in epilepsy and addiction
  • Genetics in autism
  • Mapping neuronal activity and connectivity
  • For more information about the lab’s research, please visit: or contact Hoonkyo Suh at [email protected]

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Lead independent research projects
  • Effective communication in oral and verbal
  • Assist and train other lab personnel


  • 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:

  • Experience in animal experiments
  • Ability to collaborate

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 Hoonkyo Suh at [email protected].

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Names and contacts of three references

Keywords: LRI, Postdoc, Research, Cleveland Clinic, Neurogenesis, Neural Stem Cells, Hippocampus, Cognition, Emotion, Epilepsy, Addiction, Neural Circuits, Imaging, Optogenetics, DREADD, Fiber Photometry, Behavior

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Job posting number:#7141558 (Ref:ccf18202208)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
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