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Date Contact Description
03/25/2021 Allison Borrelli
immunofacultysearch@ccf.org

Center for Immunotherapy and Precision Immuno-Oncology
Faculty Recruitment Ad

The Lerner Research Institute, home to laboratory, translational and clinical research at the Cleveland Clinic, in collaboration with the nationally ranked Taussig Cancer Institute, invites applications for Faculty in the newly established Immuno-Oncology Center. We are seeking applicants for full time positions at all academic levels who have expertise in immuno-oncology, immunotherapy, immunology, or immunogenomics.

We seek creative investigators to drive productive and innovative laboratory research programs in the new Center for Immunotherapy of the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CITI). The Center is a state-of-the-art center focusing on research in immuno-oncology, infectious disease immunity, autoimmunity, and development of new immunotherapeutics for a broad array of human diseases. CITI has openings in the Cleveland and Florida campuses. Responsibilities include developing an independent laboratory research program and participation in investigator-initiated trials. The candidate should hold an MD, PhD, or both. Responsibilities for candidates with MDs may include clinical care and clinical trial development.

The Cleveland Clinic is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It is rated by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report magazines as one of the top two hospitals in the country. The Taussig Cancer Institute of the Cleveland Clinic is a member of the NCI designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. CITI is the multi-disciplinary center for immunotherapy development of the Cleveland Clinic Health System and has operations in Cleveland and Florida.


Interested candidates should send their Cover Letter, a short narrative of research interests and plans, and a CV to: ImmunoFacultySearch@ccf.org


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

03/25/2021 Allison Borrelli
citinifacultysearch@ccf.org

Faculty Position in Translational Regenerative Therapies for Neurologic Disorders

The Lerner Research Institute (LRI), home to laboratory, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic, and Neurological Institute (NI) invite applications for a joint faculty position in Translational Cell Based Therapies for Neurological Disorders. We are seeking applicants for full time positions at all academic levels who have expertise in translational cell-based (including stem cell therapies) and/or pharmacologic regenerative therapies for neurological disorders to integrate with the strong and vibrant established research and clinical infrastructure.

We seek creative investigators with an established track-record of translational cell-based or pharmacologic regenerative therapy approaches for neurological disorders to drive productive and innovative laboratory research programs between the LRI, NI, and the new Center for Immunotherapy of the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CITI). The Center is a state-of-the-art center focusing on research in immuno-oncology, infectious disease immunity, autoimmunity, and development of new immunotherapeutics for a broad array of human diseases. Responsibilities include developing an independent laboratory research program and participating in investigator initiated trials aimed at developing new cell therapy modalities for neurological disorders. The candidate should hold an MD, PhD, or both degrees with aptitudes for translating basic science discoveries into clinical trials and clinical practice. Responsibilities for candidates with MDs may include clinical care and clinical trial development.

The Cleveland Clinic is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report also consistently names Cleveland Clinic's Neurology and Neurosurgery program as one of the nation's top programs and best in Ohio.

Interested candidates should send their CVs and a letter of intent to:
citinifacultysearch@ccf.org

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

03/25/2021 Allison Borrelli
CCFImmunoFaculty@ccf.org

Program Head for Cell Therapy Developmental Therapeutics and Faculty in Immuno-Oncology

The Lerner Research Institute, home to laboratory, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic, in collaboration with the nationally ranked Taussig Cancer Institute, invites applications for 2 positions: Program Head for Cell Therapy Developmental Therapeutics and Faculty in Immuno-Oncology focused on Cell Therapy.

Position 1: Program Head for Cell Therapy Developmental Therapeutics.

We seek an ambitious and creative investigator to lead cell therapy development. The position of Program Head will serve as the lead for Cell Therapy Developmental Therapeutics Program and Associate Director of the Center for Immunotherapy and Precision Immuno-Oncology (CITI). Responsibilities include developing an independent laboratory program, teaching, and participating in investigator initiated trials aimed at developing new cell therapy modalities. Qualified candidates for the Program Head will be at the academic rank of Associate Professor level or above. Responsibilities for candidates with MDs will include clinical care and clinical trial development within the Taussig Cancer Institute. The candidate should hold an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD. Preference will be given to candidates having experience with development of new CAR-T systems, novel engineered immune cell technologies, and/or investigational new drugs.

Position 2: Faculty in Immuno-Oncology focused on Cell Therapy.

We seek ambitious and creative investigators to develop innovative laboratory research programs in Cell Therapy Development and Immuno-Oncology. At the academic rank of Assistant Professor level or higher in the newly established CITI. Responsibilities include directing an independent laboratory program, teaching, and participating in investigator initiated trials. The candidate should hold an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD. Responsibilities for candidates with MDs may include clinical care and clinical trial development.
The Cleveland Clinic is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. The Taussig Cancer Institute has been rated by U.S. News and World Report Magazine as among the best cancer institutes in the country and is part of the NCI designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. CITI is the multi-disciplinary center for immunotherapy development of the Cleveland Clinic Health System and has operations in Cleveland and Florida.

Interested candidates should send their CVs and a letter of intent to:
CCFImmunoFaculty@ccf.org

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


02/26/2021 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. Learn more: https://www.lerner.ccf.org/fric/  

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

02/09/2021 Dr. Timothy A. Chan and Allison Borrelli
borrela@ccf.org

 

Center for Immunotherapy and Precision Immuno-Oncology

Faculty Recruitment Ad

The Lerner Research Institute Center for Immunotherapy and Immuno-Oncology (CITI) is seeking a Computational Biologist to help conduct research using genome-wide technologies and develop and maintain computational pipelines for automated processing and analysis of next-generation sequencing data. We are seeking applicants for full time positions as faculty at the Assistant to Full Staff level (Assistant to Full Professor) or non-tenure scientist.  Expertise in immuno-oncology, immunotherapy, immunology, or immunogenomics.

We seek creative investigators to drive productive and innovative laboratory research programs in the new Center for Immunotherapy of the Cleveland Clinic Health System (CITI).  The ideal candidate will support large collaborative projects in a wide range of problems in oncology research and serve as a consultant/link for laboratory scientists seeking computational collaborations. The incumbent will collaborate with laboratory-based scientists, clinical investigators, biostatisticians, data scientists, programmers and computational biologists. The candidate should hold a PhD. Experience with next generation (Next-gen) sequencing data using Blast, GATK, BWA, Pecard or similar and Perl, Python, or C++. Programming experience required. Fluency with UNIX is required.

The Cleveland Clinic is a not-for-profit, multi-specialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It is rated by Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report magazines as one of the top two hospitals in the country.  The Taussig Cancer Institute of the Cleveland Clinic is a member of the NCI designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.  CITI is the multi-disciplinary center for immunotherapy development of the Cleveland Clinic Health System and has operations in Cleveland and Florida.

 

Interested candidates should send their Cover Letter, a short narrative of research interests and plans, and a CV to

borrela@ccf.org and chant2@ccf.org

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

01/18/2021 D. Geoffrey Vince, PhD
vinceg@ccf.org

The Lerner Research Institute (LRI), home to laboratory, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic, in collaboration with the nationally ranked Cole Eye Institute (CEI), invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Ophthalmic Research. 

With 190 independent fundamental laboratories, over 1500 employees, and research expenditures of $309 million per year, the Lerner Research Institute is at the forefront of discovery science, fosters translational research, and accelerates innovation for patient care.  The LRI is undergoing an exciting period of strategic expansion with major new initiatives including the Center for Therapeutics Discovery, the Center for Microbiome and Human Health, and a new enterprise-wide biorepository.

The Department of Ophthalmic Research was established in 1995 for research into improving our understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of vision loss, and harnessing this knowledge to develop targeted therapeutics. Annual research funding in 2019 totaled more than 12 million in federal and society/foundation awards.  At present, there are 15 NIH-funded investigators in the Cole Eye Institute (CEI): 8 discovery and translational scientists and 7 clinician scientists.  Retinal and corneal diseases have historically been the two areas of greatest expertise.  Research in pediatric diseases, uveitis, and the use of artificial intelligence to improve diagnostic precision and discovery of new biomarkers are areas that have recently undergone substantial expansion.

Department members also have close collaborations with clinicians in the CEI (https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/eye/about), which is amongst the world’s largest and most advanced eye centers and is ranked best in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report.  In 2019, CEI served 320,000 patients and performed over 17,000 surgeries, an increase of 3-fold over the last 10 years.  The retina and cornea services are widely considered as one of the pre-eminent services in the U.S. and the uveitis service has become the largest and one of the most academically productive units in the U.S.  

Together the LRI and CEI comprise a strongly collaborative research environment with substantial core facilities and translational research potential.

The ideal candidate for this leadership position will be an active scientist with a record of significant accomplishments and leadership in biomedical research. Candidates must have a PhD, MD/PhD or MD degree, a strong publication record, and current external research support and will be eligible for the rank of Professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.  The position offers generous start-up funds and competitive resources to expand new areas of research in vision science.

If you are interested in becoming a candidate, please send your CV and any questions to: D. Geoffrey Vince, PhD, (vinceg@ccf.org), Search Committee Chair.

The deadline to submit interest is January 22.

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

12/01/2020 Sara Tavakoli, PhD
tavakos@ccf.org

Flow Cytometry Director
Cleveland Clinic Florida Research & Innovation Center

Job Profile Summary:

This position requires advanced technical and scientific expertise in flow cytometry and cell sorting, and the ability to work collaboratively with investigators in a BSL-2/3 research facility. The candidate will operate all flow cytometry equipment, train users and junior Core staff, consult on experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation and assist with the execution of experiments. This position serves as the leader of the daily Flow Cytometry Core operations and reports to the Director for Shared Resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Operate and manage flow cytometry analyzers and cell sorters, including instrument QA/QC and scheduling.
  • Supervise, mentor, and expertly train junior Core members. ï‚· Train users for application-specific flow cytometry equipment operation in BSL2/3 environment.
  • Advise users on experimental protocols, preparation of samples, analysis, and interpretation of data.
  • Participate in grant and manuscript writing.
  • Establish and maintain a flow cytometry and BSL2/BSL3 biosafety educational program for the user community.
  • Write and implement lab policies and standard operating protocols.
  • Responsible for the proper maintenance, alignment, calibration and troubleshooting of equipment for specific experimental requirements
  • Stay abreast of current best practices and new technological developments in the field.
  • Provide top-level customer service.
  • Provide general oversight for the facility to the Director for Shared Resources.


Work Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in polychromatic immunophenotyping and cell sorting, including panel design, equipment operation, data analysis and interpretation, and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and guide investigators in multiple research projects, and assist with manuscript and grant writing.
  • Experience in overseeing operations in a Flow Cytometry Facility, and the ability to work independently.
  • Experience in a BSL2/BSL3 environment is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.

Education:

  • Ph.D. with at least three years of experience in a Flow Cytometry Core Facility is preferred for an appointment at a Director level.
  • Current ASCP Board Certification for Specialist in Cytometry is highly recommended.

Physical Requirements

  • Visual acuity. The ability to distinguish colors.
  • Manual dexterity to handle specimens and repair equipment.
  • May be required to stand for long periods of time.
  • Light lifting may be required.
  • 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.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required
  • Ensures compliance and safety standards for BSL-2/3 environment

Please send all inquiries/CV to:

Sara Tavakoli, PhD
Director Shared Resource Laboratories
Cleveland Clinic
Florida Research and Innovation Center
Port St. Lucie, FL
tavakos@ccf.org

10/15/2020 Sara Tavakoli, PhD
tavakos@ccf.org

Virology Senior Scientist
Cleveland Clinic Florida Research & Innovation Center

The Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC) is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of innovative translational research, focused on immuno-oncology and infectious diseases.  The building has 3 floors with approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of dedicated research and support spaces.  The FRIC is developing state-of-the-art Shared Resource facilities in Flow Cytometry, Imaging, Bioinformatics, Select Agents and a Vivarium.  Each of these Shared Resource facilities will support the capabilities of the BSL-2 and BSL-3 research facilities, providing scientists access to advanced technologies in both research environments.

Job Profile Name: Virology Senior Scientist

Job Profile Summary:

This position requires advanced technical and scientific expertise in Virology and the ability to work collaboratively with investigators in a BSL-2/3 research facility.  The candidate will assist with the execution of experiments, consult on experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation and train core technical staff. This position serves as the leader of the daily BSL-3/ABSL-3 Scientific Core operations and reports to the Director for Shared Resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform standard cell culture, viral cell culture and cell-based assay development
  • Execute viral production protocols, including plating, transfection, harvest, purification, titration
  • Extraction of nucleic acids/proteins for downstream applications
  • Perform flow cytometry cell sorting/analysis
  • Perform live cell imaging experiments
  • Perform viral infection experiments in mice
  • Supervise, mentor, and expertly train junior Core members.
  • Consultation on scientific design and execution of experiments in a high containment environment.
  • Advise users on experimental protocols, preparation of samples, analysis, and interpretation of data.
  • Participate in grant and manuscript writing.
  • Write and implement lab policies and standard operating protocols.
  • Stay abreast of current best practices and new technological developments in the field.
  • Provide general oversight for the facility to the Director for Shared Resources.
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in cell culture, viral cell culture, plaque assays, molecular biology techniques, required
  • Experience with flow cytometry and imaging, preferred
  • Experience with single cell library generation, preferred
  • Experience with viral infection experiments in the murine model, preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to advise and guide investigators in multiple research projects, and assist with manuscript and grant writing.
  • Experience in overseeing operations in a virology laboratory, and the ability to work independently.
  • Experience in an ABSL2/ABSL3 environment is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.

 Education:

  • Ph.D. in a related field with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in a virology laboratory required

Physical Requirements

  • Visual acuity. The ability to distinguish colors.
  • Manual dexterity to handle specimens and repair equipment.
  • May be required to stand for long periods of time
  • Light lifting may be required.
  • 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.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required
  • Ensures compliance and safety standards for BSL-2/3 environment

Please send all inquiries/CV to:

Sara Tavakoli, PhD
Director Shared Resource Laboratories
Cleveland Clinic
Florida Research and Innovation Center
Port St. Lucie, FL
tavakos@ccf.org