Postdoctoral Program

Why Choose Lerner?

Our postdoctoral programs gives you hands-on experience at one of the nation’s top hospitals. Work alongside world-class investigators transforming groundbreaking discoveries in the laboratory to patients.

Thrive in a high-achieving environment

Our scientists are prominent and well-cited in their fields, and include members of the prestigious National Academy of Science, National Academy of Medicine, American Society of Clinical Investigators and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Our postdocs have received training grants from institutions such as the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health.

Postdocs have access to Lerner Research Institute’s scientific core services, covering basic needs such as glassware and IT resources to personalized support for individual research programs.

Advance your career

Explore career development opportunities, including Lerner Experience in Advanced Development of Education and Research Skills (LEADERS) seminars and our career track certificate program, which allow you to develop skills in the following specialties:

Running Your Own Laboratory

Innovation, Industry and Business

Scientific Writing and Grants Management

Teaching and Education

Receive competitive benefits

We offer a competitive benefits packet, including:

  • Healthcare at one of the nation’s top hospitals
  • Flexible spending account options
  • 15 vacation days and 5 personal/sick days
  • Retirement plan: 403(b) 3% pretax deduction
  • Free on-campus fitness center for health plan members

Need more reasons to join?

Join our postdoctoral community, supported by our Lerner Postdoctoral Association, and build leadership skills by serving on our executive board

Apply for institutional awards recognizing excellence in research

Network with peers, senior investigators and successful alumni

Have access to support offices that provide aid in the areas of visa, career development and funding opportunities

Success Stories

Angel Reyes-Rodriguez, PhD

There are many skills I developed at Lerner that prepared me for my current role as director of the McNair Scholars Program at Cleveland State University. The most important one has been establishing collaborations. At Lerner, there is a lot of collaboration and comradery between labs; in my current role, I collaborate with people from different parts of the university to gather the resources my students need.


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