Faculty Positions

With nearly 1,400 researchers and support personnel in 180 laboratories across 12 departments, the Lerner is one of the largest research institutes in the nation, consistently ranking in the top 10 in National Institutes of Health funding, a benchmark of research success.

Positions for Full, Associate and Assistant Faculty posted by individual research departments.

Date Contact Description
05/20/2019 Paul Marasco, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) seeks to hire a Professional Staff (faculty) member to lead a research program in the area of neural signal processing. The position will formally be housed in BME within the Lerner Research Institute (https://www.lerner.ccf.org/bme/), however it is expected that the individual will build an interdisciplinary and collaborative research program that involves scientists and physician-scientists across multiple institutes including the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/neurological).

The neuroscience research community at Cleveland Clinic spans the research and clinical institutes and includes neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, physicists, mathematicians, geneticists, molecular biologists, and physician-scientists. Investigators within the neuroscience community are supported by one of the top and largest clinical neurological institutes in the country, comprised of more than 200 medical and surgical specialists dedicated to the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Neuroscience research is supported by state-of-the-art molecular biology labs, small and large animal neurophysiology labs, small animal MRI, the largest single center repository of human intracranial electrophysiology data bank from patients with epilepsy (subdural grids and SEEG depth electrodes) (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/neurological/depts/epilepsy) and one of the most active and integrated neuromodulation (e.g., deep brain stimulation) centers in the country (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/neurological/depts/neurological-restoration). Exceptional collaboration possibilities between laboratory and clinical scientists, and access to large populations of patients provide a unique opportunity for translational investigations.

We desire an energetic individual with demonstrated skills in leadership, organization, grant writing, innovation, and interpersonal communication. The most attractive candidate will hold a doctorate in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, or other engineering-related field such as physics, mathematics, or similar disciplines. The candidate will be accomplished in developing novel neural signal processing methodologies and translational research. They will also have a solid publication record in high-quality peer-reviewed journals and a funding track record that are commensurate with their current career path. The individual would be expected to maintain an independent research program while also leading and supervising an expanding group of signal processing researchers including mentorship for junior investigators and students. Applications will be considered at the rank of Associate, and Full Staff.

A generous multi-year start-up package is available to support this recruitment, including financial resources for salary, operations, and equipment reflecting the rank of the individual.

Interested applicants should submit 1] a letter of application, 2] a complete curriculum vitae, 3] a detailed research plan (including a statement of current and future research goals), and 4] contact details for three references to:

Paul Marasco, PhD

Chair, Search Committee



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

04/18/2019 Christina Stuart

Director, Immuno-Oncology Center


The Lerner Research Institute, home to laboratory, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic, in collaboration with the nationally ranked Taussig Cancer Institute, invites applications for the position of Director of the Immuno-Oncology Center. 

The Director will be responsible for the design and implementation of clinical trials testing the efficacy of immunotherapy-based strategies in cancer patients at the Cleveland Clinic. The Director will also be responsible for establishing a translational research program focused on mechanistic- and discovery-based studies to support ongoing and future trials within the Center and will work closely with investigators leading ongoing pre-clinical and immuno-oncology clinical trials.  The ideal candidate for this leadership position will be a recognized physician-scientist with a distinguished record of accomplishment and leadership in leading clinical trials in immuno-oncology. Candidates must have a MD/PhD or MD degree, a strong publication record, and current external research support and will be eligible for the rank of Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.  The position offers generous start-up funds and competitive resources to develop a clinical program in immuno-oncology and a team of 4-5 investigators focused on research in the application of immune therapy in cancer patients.

The Center will be expected to establish close collaborations with clinicians and researchers in the Taussig Cancer Institute (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/cancer), including the Translational Hematology and Oncology Research program (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/cancer/depts/thor#overview-tab). The Taussig Cancer Institute (TCI), ranked #5 in the US in the 2018 US News and World Report survey, is one of largest cancer centers in the United States, serving 8500 new patients yearly with 21 multidisciplinary programs and more than 300 open interventional clinical trials. Together the Lerner Research Institute (LRI) and TCI comprise a strongly collaborative research environment with substantial core facilities and translational research potential and are an important and integral component of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded Case Comprehensive Cancer Center of Cleveland.

With 170 independent fundamental laboratories, over 2000 employees, and research expenditures of $300 million per year, the Lerner Research Institute (https://www.lerner.ccf.org) is at the forefront of discovery science, fosters translational research and accelerates innovation for patient care.  The LRI is undergoing an exciting period of strategic expansion with major new initiatives including the Center for Therapeutics Discovery, the Center for Microbiome and Human Health, and a new enterprise-wide biorepository that will expand translational research capacity.

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to:


Christina Stuart



Direct Inquiries can be made to the Immuno-Oncology Search Committee Chair:


Robert Fairchild, PhD


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