Postdoctoral Fellow - Virendra Mishra Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Las Vegas, NV

Job posting number: #7089956 (Ref:19151152560)

Posted: December 2, 2021

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 will be located at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. 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: Virendra R. Mishra, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Imaging Research, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Assisting the lab in data collection
  • Developing novel methods along with utilizing existing methods for analysis 
  • Developing a predictive algorithm utilizing multimodal MRI, genetics, CSF and serum proteins, and clinical features to predict dementia in PD.


  • 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:

  • PhD in biomedical engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or related 
  • Ability to supervise the work of others to focus team efforts and motivate individuals
  • Experience in working with the multi-shell dMRI 
  • Interest/Experience in multimodal and multivariate statistical modelling
  • Interest/Experience in developing predictive algorithms using deep learning or machine learning techniques 

Preferred Application Materials:

  • CV
  • List of 1-3 first-author publications
  • Research motivation
  • PhD thesis

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, FRIC, Research, MRI, Multimodal, Multivariate, Statistical modelling, Diffusion MRI, dMRI, Functional MRI, fMRI, Arterial Spin Labelling MRI, pCASL MRI, Deep learning, Machine learning, Data reduction, MatLab, Python, R, Open source

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