Postdoctoral Fellow - Chao Ma Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7247442 (Ref:ccf20463652)

Posted: May 23, 2024

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: Dr. Chao Ma, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Center for Immunotherapy and Precision Immuno-Oncology (CITI)

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Publish research articles in high-impact journals and present research results in national and international scientific meetings
  • Contribute to project development and collaboration, grant writing, progress reports, and papers
  • Contribute to lab management, protocol development and maintenance, and mentoring of junior trainees


  • 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:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, able to work independently and effectively with other members in a productive team
  • Strong research expertise in molecular, cellular, or tissue engineering are preferred
  • Strong research expertise in immunology, immune-oncology, or immune-engineering are preferred
  • Strong research expertise in culture of stem cell or organoid are preferred
  • Strong training background in biomedical engineering, microfabrication, bioprinting, lab-on-a-chip and microfluidics are preferred

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:

  • A cover letter summarizing past research experience and accomplishments, current and future research interests, and career goals (2-page maximum)
  • Current CV with publications
  • Contact information of three references
  • All application materials should be submitted directly via email to Dr. Chao Ma at [email protected].

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Center for Immunotherapy and Precision Immuno-Oncology (CITI), Biomedical engineering, Cancer Bioengineering, Disease Modeling, Immunotherapy, Microfluidics, Organ-on-a-Chip/Lab-on-a-Chip.

Pay Range

Minimum hourly: $0.01

Maximum hourly: $333,340.26

The pay range displayed on this job posting reflects the anticipated range for new hires. While the pay range is displayed as an hourly rate, Cleveland Clinic recruiters will clarify whether the compensation is hourly or salary. A successful candidate's actual compensation will be determined after taking factors into consideration such as the candidate's work history, experience, skill set, and education. This is not inclusive of the value of Cleveland Clinic's benefits package, which includes among other benefits, healthcare/dental/vision and retirement.

By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. 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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Job posting number:#7247442 (Ref:ccf20463652)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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