Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7062587

Posted: December 5, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Innate Immunity, Inflammation and Epithelial Biology

A postdoctoral position supported by the NIH is available in the laboratory of Dr. K. P. Connie Tam at the Department of Ophthalmic Research, Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute and Lerner Research Institute.


Cleveland is renowned for its world-class healthcare services and biomedical research. It is a great place for young professionals who enjoy sports, nature, fine dining, art and cultural events. The Clinic is consistently ranked in America’s top five hospitals over 21 years. The Research Education and Training Center at Lerner Research Institute strongly supports professional development for trainees. Our research community embraces diversity, collegiality and collaboration. State-of-the-art core facilities are easily accessible within the institute ( and at the Case Western Reserve University. Our lab employs various cell and molecular biology techniques, biochemical assays, flow cytometry, fluorescence and live cell imaging, and mouse models of corneal infection, inflammation and wound healing.


The fellow will conduct basic and translational research to delineate novel mechanisms of innate defense, inflammation regulation and wound healing at the corneal epithelial barrier. We are interested in developing new antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory therapeutics. Our projects are fully supported by NIH grants R01EY030577 and R01EY030111 (descriptions in A National Eye Institute T32 Institutional Research Training Grant is also available to eligible and qualified fellows.


Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree with a strong background in cell biology, cell signaling or immunology. Previous experience with mouse models of human diseases is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to be self-motivated, productive, diligent, competent in scientific presentation (verbal and written), and have the ability to work independently and collaboratively. 

To apply, please send (a) a cover letter highlighting your experience, achievements and research goals, (b) a CV, and (c) contact information for three references to Dr. K. P. Connie Tam at

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.

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