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Date Contact Description
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

10/01/2020 Christina Stuart
stuartc2@ccf.org

The Department of Cancer Biology at the Lerner Research Institute, home to laboratory, translation, and clinical research at the Cleveland Clinic, is seeking to recruit faculty at all academic levels. The position presents an exceptional opportunity to partner with outstanding clinical oncology programs to translate basic discoveries to the clinic. Theoverarching goal of the Department is to define the underlying molecular mechanisms and clinical behavior of cancer in order to identify new therapeutic strategies.

Details about the Department can be found here: https://www.lerner.ccf.org/cancerbio/.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or both, and an exceptional track record of accomplishment. The successful applicant will be supported by generous start-up funds. 

Candidates should submit a CV, short narrative of research interests and plans (2 page maximum), and three names for references, via e-mail to Jennifer Yu, M.D., Ph.D., c/o Christina Stuart, stuartc2@ccf.org.

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 U.S. News and World Report as the #2 hospital in the country and #5 in Cancer. Departmental faculty are part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Cleveland Clinic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/Drug-free Environment.

09/24/2020 Kelsey Duhaime
duhaimk@ccf.org

Department of Inflammation & Immunity

 

Faculty Recruitment

The Department of Inflammation & Immunity in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute is conducting a search for new faculty members at the Assistant Professor academic level to develop research programs in innate and/or adaptive immune responses. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or both.

We seek to recruit talented individuals with innovative ideas and models to explore new areas in immunology and inflammatory processes that have implications for human health. The applicant should have expertise in animal models and/or human experimental systems that address significant and fundamental questions using cellular, molecular or computational approaches. The successful candidate will establish and direct an independent research program in a collegial and collaborative environment. The Lerner Research Institute offers an outstanding mentorship for young faculty members, competitive start up and salary support, as well as world class facilities and core services.

We will focus on applicants with new approaches and skillsets to complement and synergize with the growing programs in basic and translational research within the Department that include: chronic inflammatory diseases, innate host defense, adaptive immunity, signaling networks, metabolism, and mucosal, cancer and transplant immunology.

We expect that the applicants will have rigorous training in immunobiology and/or synergistic areas as well as an outstanding track record of accomplishment during their graduate student and postdoctoral training. The Department is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Applicants should send a cover letter, a short narrative of research accomplishments, interests and future plans, their curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees for letters of reference to Kelsey Duhaime, duhaimk@ccf.org.

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

08/07/2020 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 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 immunooncology, 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.


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 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

08/06/2020 Anne Gambardella
GAMBARA@ccf.org

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

The 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 Cleveland Clinic Florida Research and Innovation Center (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.

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, 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

08/03/2020 Margot Damaser, PhD
damasem@ccf.org

A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Margot Damaser in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Lerner Research Institute to refine and validate a wireless in vivo bowel sensor system. The research will focus on programming of bowel sensor prototype, enabling wireless battery charging, addition of features to the sensor such as adding new sensing modalities and enabling recording from multiple locations in the bowel simultaneously, benchtop and in vivo calibration and testing, and technology transfer to other research groups both local and national.

Candidates should have a PhD in Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering and proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. C++, Matlab) as well as experience debugging and developing custom electronic devices, testing and validation protocols, and experience with statistical data analysis & signal processing (e.g. filters).

The successful candidate will be able to work in a milestone-driven research environment (i.e. can adhere to a schedule of deliverables); will be comfortable studying physiological functions, such as bowel and bladder function; and will show initiative and take ownership of project, attention to detail particularly with regard to documentation and analysis, strong written and oral communication skills, ability to function in a multidisciplinary team, and work at multiple locations as needed.

Experience/expertise is one or more of the following areas is desired: Matlab & Labview software, embedded software for microcontrollers (e.g. C++, TI MSP series), low-power radio frequency communication methods, RF power amplifiers and/or wireless battery charging, circuit design/layout, circuit simulation, electromagnetic simulation, and experience with biocompatible polymers (e.g. silicones). Several years of hands-on laboratory research, development, and testing experience is also strongly desired.