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Date Contact Description
09/02/2022 Anne Gambardella
gambara@ccf.org

Faculty Position in Immuno-oncology/Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center, Port St Lucie, FL

The Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center (CC-FRIC), Port St. Lucie, Florida, invites applications for one full-time position at the Associate Faculty level. The Position will be within the broad fields of immuno-oncology or molecular oncology.

CC-FRIC is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of innovative basic and translational research focused on infectious disease, immunobiology, and immuno-oncology/oncology. The Center has three floors with approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of dedicated research and support spaces including Shared Resource Facilities in Flow Cytometry, Imaging, Bioinformatics, and a Vivarium. This position offers co-appointment in Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Immunotherapy & Immuno-oncology (CITI) led by Timothy Chan, MD, PhD. Faculty at the CC-FRIC also closely collaborate with scientists at the Lerner Research Institute (LRI), a network of ~190 labs at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Ohio, and further, with physicians at the regional hospitals of Cleveland Clinic Florida.

Key requirements

Ideal applicants will be established faculty candidates at the assistant or associate professor level with at least 5 years of independent research experience and an outstanding record in immuno-oncology or molecular oncology. The selected candidates will possess scientific vision, leadership skills and be competitive in acquiring extramural grants. Basic requirements for the position are a Ph.D. or M.D.-PhD., as well as postdoctoral research experience and a strong record of research accomplishments and publications in the field of immuno-oncology/oncology.

Application Instructions

Please apply by sending your CV, a motivation letter, a project description and providing contacts of four potential referees. The project description should be a maximum of 3 pages long and describe both current and future research plans. 

Please email application materials to:

Michaela U. Gack, Ph.D.
The Arthur and Marylin Levitt Endowed Chair
Scientific Director
Florida Research and Innovation Center
Port Saint Lucie, FL

Administrative Support: Anne Gambardella; Email: GAMBARA@ccf.org

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

08/18/2022 Anne Gambardella
gambara@ccf.org

Faculty Positions in Infectious Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC), Port St Lucie, FL

Cleveland Clinic’s Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC), Port St. Lucie Florida, invites applications for several full-time positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full faculty level.

Positions will be within the broad field of emerging infectious diseases. All areas of virology/microbiology relevant to human disease are of interest, including molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, pathogen-host interactions, immune responses to infection, molecular virology/microbiology, vaccinology and antiviral therapies.

Ideal applicants will be creative and collaborative scientists using advanced approaches combining different elements of cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, biochemistry and in vitro or in vivo models of infection.

The FRIC is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of innovative translational research, focused on infectious diseases and immuno-oncology. The Center is an exceptional state-of-the-art facility with approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of dedicated research and support spaces. The FRIC has Shared Resource facilities in Flow Cytometry, Imaging, Bioinformatics, Select Agents and a Vivarium supporting ABSL-3 suites 

Faculty at the FRIC will closely collaborate with scientists at the Lerner Research Institute, a network of ~190 labs at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus in Ohio. Faculty at the FRIC will also be encouraged to establish collaborations with physicians at the regional hospitals of Cleveland Clinic Florida.

The FRIC is part of the recently established Global Center for Pathogen Research & Human Health of Cleveland Clinic. 

This Center will broaden understanding of viral pathogens and the human immune response toward preparing and protecting against future public health threats. The Center is organized around six critical programs: Virus and Immune Discovery; Personalized Medicine; People and Population Studies; Diagnostics Tests; Technology Development, Treatments and Vaccines; and Clinical Application & Healthcare Deliverables. The highly collaborative, integrated teams of these Programs set the Center apart from other pathogens research efforts.

Key Requirements

The selected candidates will have an outstanding record in infectious diseases/virology or related fields (e.g. immunology). The selected candidates will possess scientific vision, leadership skills and be competitive in acquiring extramural grants. Basic requirements for the positions include a Ph.D. and/or M.D., as well as postdoctoral research experience and a strong record of research accomplishments and publications in the field of infectious diseases/virology or related fields.

Candidates for positions at the Associate or Full faculty level will have demonstrated a strong track record of publications and external funding.

Application Instructions

Please apply by sending your CV, a motivation letter, a project description and providing contacts of four potential referees. The project description should be a maximum of 3 pages long and describe both current and future research plans.

Please email application materials to:

Michaela U. Gack, PhD
The Arthur and Marylin Levitt Endowed Chair
Scientific Director
Florida Research and Innovation Center
Port Saint Lucie, FL

Administrator: Anne Gambardella; Email: GAMBARA@ccf.org

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

 

08/18/2022 Sara Tavakoli
tavakos@ccf.org

Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, Florida Research and Innovation Center

Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC) is seeking a Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian who can be part of a dynamic and rapidly growing organization. The candidate will oversee FRIC’s animal care and use program, ensure compliance with applicable rules and requirements, and manage staff providing care in an AAALAC-accredited program. 

Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute has recently opened Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center which is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of innovative translational research, focused on immuno-oncology and infectious diseases.  The building is 3 floors with approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of dedicated research and support spaces. 

As a Clinical Laboratory Animal Veterinarian, your responsibilities will be to:

The primary responsibilities of the Clinical Veterinarian will include delivery of high quality veterinary medical and surgical support for all laboratory animal species including performing clinical examinations, undertaking gross necropsies, maintaining clinical medical records and medication inventories, providing consultative support for research personnel and the IACUC regarding laboratory animal models, and participating in IACUC activities including protocol reviews, facility inspections, lab inspections, program review, and post-approval monitoring. The Clinical Veterinarian, with the Cleveland Clinic’s Attending Veterinarian, will oversee the entire FRIC animal care program and maintain compliance with federal regulatory agencies and accrediting organizations including development of AAALAC program description documents, animal program SOPs and guidelines, and educational materials for animal care and research personnel. The Clinical Veterinarian will assist with preventive medicine programs, provide training to Vivarium technicians and research personnel, and share after-hours and holiday emergency on-call services with the contract veterinarian.

Qualifications
Applicants must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM or VMD) obtained at a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education, hold a veterinary license to practice in at least one state in the US and be eligible for a Florida veterinary license, and have US citizenship or permanent resident status. Applicants must have advanced training beyond the veterinary degree as demonstrated by successful completion (or scheduled completion by 7/1/2022) of a laboratory animal residency training program recognized by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine or at least 2 years of experience practicing laboratory animal medicine. Board certification or eligibility in Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is preferred. Applicants must have excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities. Experience working with ferret models of human diseases is desired.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • This position requires candidates to obtain/maintain medical clearance through Cleveland Clinic’s Occupational Health Department to work in a Biosafety Level 3 Environment (BSL3).  Medical clearance including medical management is completed upon hire, transfer, and annually. This includes but is not limited to requirements for wearing respiratory protection.
  •  Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required
  • Ensures compliance and safety standards for BSL-2/3 environment

Please send CV and cover letter to Sara Tavakoli at tavakos@ccf.org

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

 

08/18/2022 Sara Tavakoli
tavakos@ccf.org

Imaging Core Director, Florida Research & Innovation Center 

Job Profile Summary:

The Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC) is seeking a motivated and skilled microscopist to manage and direct its Light Microscopy Core. This position requires advanced technical and scientific expertise in imaging acquisition and analysis, along with the ability to work collaboratively in a BSL-2/3 research facility. The Light Microscopy Core Director will report to the Director of Research Compliance and Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily operations of the Core, including oversight of Core projects and infrastructure; the purchase, utilization, and upkeep of equipment; and hiring and managing of junior Core staff
  • Train FRIC investigators in the proper use of microscopes and imaging equipment;  troubleshoot experimental and technical problems to help optimize techniques and improve understanding of biological questions
  • Provide advice to clients on experimental design, protocols, and sample preparation
  • Provide post-acquisition image processing and analysis and assist with interpretation of data
  • Together with the Director of Research Compliance and Operations, establish and implement the Core’s business plan, policies, and procedures, while assessing needs and opportunities for improvement and innovation
  • Maintain SOPs and quality control measures in order to monitor compliance of the Core, its Staff, and users with institutional and regulatory policies in a BSL-3 environment (e.g., biohazard material handling, IBC protocols, and IACUC protocols)
  • Participate in grant and manuscript writing
  • Help develop informational and educational materials to communicate information to Core users and help maintain the Core website
  • Supervise Core accounting; manage billing; maintain and generate reports, records and statistics; provide budgetary analyses as requested by the Director of Research Compliance and Operations.

 Work Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in current and emerging imaging technologies, including widefield microscopy, confocal microscopy, fluorescent lifetime imaging, small animal imaging, and live cell imaging methods
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to teach and advise FRIC scientists as well as assist with manuscript and grant writing
  • Strong and effective analytical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Experience in a core research laboratory, preferred
  • Previous experience with Leica microscopes, preferred
  • Experience in a BSL2 setting is required, with BSL3 environment experience being highly desirable

Education:

  • Ph.D. with at least three years of experience in an Imaging Core Facility is preferred for an appointment at a Director level. Candidates with MS and at least five years of experience or BS and at least ten years of experience are also encouraged to apply.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • This position requires candidates to obtain/maintain medical clearance through Cleveland Clinic’s Occupational Health Department to work in a Biosafety Level 3 Environment (BSL3).  Medical clearance including medical management is completed upon hire, transfer, and annually. This includes but is not limited to requirements for wearing respiratory protection.
  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required
  • Ensures compliance and safety standards for BSL-2/3 environment

Other requirements

  • Must achieve Department of Justice (DOJ) Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval for working with select agents


Please send CV and cover letter to Sara Tavakoli tavakos@ccf.org

 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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