Postdoctoral Program

Training the Investigators of Tomorrow

About Lerner Research Institute

Lerner Research Institute is home to laboratory-based, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic, a top hospital in the nation. As a research institute embedded within an international hospital system, we are uniquely poised to improve patient care; our scientists work closely with Cleveland Clinic physicians to transform groundbreaking discoveries made in the laboratory to the patient’s bedside.






Federal Funding

Morgenthaler Symposium

Oct. 13 - 14, 2022

An all-expenses paid opportunity for select PhD student to attend, present and learn about Cleveland Clinic postdoctoral positions.


Success Stories

Dana Schneeberger, PhD

I was given many opportunities for success at Lerner. I presented countless posters, published over 20 abstracts and manuscripts and gave four invited talks. I received multiple graduate student travel awards and a best student paper award. I was a finalist for the Young Investigator Award at the Bakken Heart-Brain Summit in 2009, and I received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Expense Award from Cleveland State University.

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Trainee News


GMI Researchers Receive Awards Promoting Diversity in Science

Dr. Cheng and Ms. Castrillon Lal received the Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, and Dr. Smith received the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity.

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2021 Quarter 2 Trainee Accomplishments

Our students and trainees had a very productive and impactful second quarter. Catch up on their accomplishments.

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Research Training Programs Receive $3 Million to Support Students and Early-Career Scientists

Critical federal support will enable trainees to pursue greater research efforts into basic science and critical care medicine.

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Connect with Us

The Lerner Postdoctoral Association and Alumni Network on LinkedIn is a group of current and former postdoctoral fellows, research scholars and graduate students at Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. We share opportunities for career development, networking and highlighting our scientific achievements.