Postdoctoral 3

Date Contact Description
07/18/2019 Angela Ting

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Angela Ting ( at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. Our research focuses on understanding the functional impact of abnormal DNA methylation in cancer. We employ next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies to identify epigenetic changes throughout the genome and carry out mechanistic studies to define the functions of these changes and their impact on the transcriptome and cancer biology. We are particularly interested in developing and testing hypotheses for novel alterations outside of the gene promoter context.

Candidates must have scientific and technical expertise in molecular biology, RNA biology, biochemistry, transcription mechanisms, or computational biology. Additional requirements include a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences, a strong publication record, proficiency in spoken and written English, and the ability to work/troubleshoot independently as well as understanding and incorporating findings in the scientific literature into his/her research. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to take a lead role in data generation, analysis, interpretation, visualization, and manuscript preparation.

Please send your curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Angela Ting (

05/17/2019 Lynn Bekris

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Genomic Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. The successful candidate(s) will work in the Bekris lab which is supported by multiple grants and funding resources. Bekris lab research is focused on identifying and evaluating the functional impact of genetic and epigenetic factors in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Recent PhDs with a degree in molecular biology or related field as well as a background in experimental genomics and epigenomics utilizing cellular models will be considered, including experience in cloning and reporter assay methodologies. Experience in analysis of next-generation sequencing data and familiarity with widely-used genomic/epigenomic databases and related software is a plus.

The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as a publication record. In addition, the candidate must be capable of working within a team of molecular biologists, bioinformaticians and clinicians.

Please email your CV, a brief statement of your research interests and three references to 

Dr. Lynn Bekris ( 

05/02/2019 Daniel Blankenberg

The Blankenberg Lab in the Genomic Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute has Postdoctoral Fellowships available. We utilize high-throughput omics technologies, such as next generation sequencing, and data-intensive computing to explore biomedical research questions. The PI is a founding member of the Galaxy Project (, a platform that is used throughout the world for large-scale data analysis.

We are particularly interested in individuals with extensive experience with statistics, data analysis, and visualization using Open Source frameworks. Candidates must be fluent in R and/or Python programming languages.

Previous experience developing interactive R Shiny apps, or using other frameworks, will be viewed particularly favorably.

Additional preference will be given to individuals with experience in analysis of biological high-throughput datasets, especially sequencing and mass-spec based datasets, and to applicants with interest and experience in e.g. bioinformatics or computational biology in relation to cancer and metagenomic/microbiome derived datasets. Although previous, domain-specific experience is not strictly necessary.

Candidates will be highly motivated, ambitious, enthusiastic, and be able to work independently and in a collaborative environment.

Exceptional applicants should send a letter of application expressing their interest and containing links to GitHub accounts (or Bitbucket, GitLab, etc) and to portfolios of interactive visualization work, a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and complete contact information for 3 professional references as a single PDF to Dr. Daniel Blankenberg (

keywords: statistics; R; Python; Shiny apps; computational biology; bioinformatics; data visualization; data analysis; data-intensive science; next generation sequencing; ngs; microbiome; metagenomics; genomics; omics; Galaxy;

Technical & Adminstrative

Applications for technical research positions and administrative positions at the Lerner Research Institute can be submitted on the Cleveland Clinic jobs web site.