Department of Biomedical Engineering : Careers

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Date Contact Description
01/15/2019 Chaitali Ghosh, PhD

Dr. Chaitali Ghosh is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to perform research related to the blood-brain barrier and epilepsy, specifically investigating vascular mechanisms and enzyme-regulated pathophysiological alterations to the neurovascular biology affecting drug bioavailability across the blood-brain barrier. Dr. Ghosh's lab is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute.  Studies in this laboratory, including the current epilepsy project noted above funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Applicants should have a recent MD or PhD degree in neuroscience, biochemistry, pharmacology or a related field, with excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and a proven track record of first-author publications. Applicants should demonstrate skills in cellular and molecular biology and analytical chemistry techniques. Preference will be given to highly motivated candidates with previous experience with rodent models and surgery, human brain cells/tissue culture, and biomedical engineering. The appointee will be expected to take advantage of this career opportunity to develop skills in manuscript publication and grantsmanship.  For candidates outside the United States, there are English language fluency requirements. For more information about our laboratory, please visit our website: 

Interested applicants should immediately send their CV, contact details for three references, and a cover letter outlining their research interests and career goals to Chaitali Ghosh, PhD,

09/20/2018 Suneel Apte

A post-doctoral fellowship is available in Suneel Apte’s laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Department of Biomedical Engineering. The project area will be extracellular matrix in vascular development and disease. The positions will suit PhDs, MD/PhDs or MDs with an interest in proteases, extracellular matrix, smooth muscle cell biology, mouse genetics, human vascular disease and proteomics.

 Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a statement of research/career goals and the contact information for three references with an intimate knowledge of their work to

09/12/2018 Vijay Krishna, PhD

A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic to study the interaction of nanomaterials with the immune system in animal models. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of investigators with primary focus on cancer immunology.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field. The successful candidate should have demonstrated expertise in animal models of cancer and in immunological techniques, including immune cell isolation, flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry. Special consideration will be given to applicants with a background in the study of nanomaterial interactions with the immune system.

Preferred qualifications include an in-depth understanding of cancer immunotherapy; design of nanoparticles; and light-tissue and light-material interactions.

Prospective candidates must be creative, self-motivated, capable of working independently, proficient in both spoken and written communication in English. Candidates will be expected to design and conduct experiments, statistically analyze data and write manuscripts and reports.

Interested candidates should submit a brief summary of research expertise, curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Vijay Krishna (

08/03/2018 Ela Plow

A postdoctoral fellow position is available at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the field of clinical neuroscience and neuro-rehabilitation. This is an exciting opportunity to join a laboratory that identifies mechanisms of plasticity and capitalizes on restorative mechanisms using rehabilitation and brain stimulation techniques to promote neurologic recovery.  

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in one or more ongoing clinical trials and neuroscientific studies involving brain stimulation, rehabilitation/training and structural and functional neuroimaging.  The position requires a highly creative, motivated and independent individual with a Ph.D. in kinesiology, rehabilitation science, exercise science/physiology, biomechanics and movement science, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering or a related field. Candidates must demonstrate this experience through a record of relevant publications. Strong laboratory and clinical research skills, ability to lead as well as work well in a team, an understanding of human neuro-motor control in health and disease, and basic knowledge of human neuro-imaging would be desirable. Past experience in medical research is not required, but candidates must be willing to perform experiments in clinical settings. The successful candidate will be expected to interface with clinical staff, clinical coordinators, graduate students and fellows as well as participate in independent laboratory research. It would be desirable if candidates can begin in fall 2018.

Please send your curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Ela Plow PhD PT at

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