Neurosciences : Careers

The Department of Neurosciences at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute comprises a group of internationally recognized scientists who are committed to understanding the mechanisms of brain development and function, as well as better understanding the causes of neurodegenerative diseases and developing and improving therapeutic strategies.




Postdoctoral 6

Date Contact Description
06/10/2019 Hoonkyo Suh
suhh2@ccf.org

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Department of Neurosciences in the Cleveland Clinic.

The research goal is to understand the anatomical and functional organization of hippocampal neural circuits that underlie human mental behaviors and disease, with a hope that the outcomes of our research will lead to the development of new therapeutic approaches to prevent, treat, and cure neuropsychiatric disorders. A successful candidate will focus on understanding neuronal connectivity (using a rabies virus-mediated retrograde tracing and various imaging methods) and function (using DREADD and optogenetics) of hippocampal neural circuits in normal and disease rodent models.

Our lab is seeking highly motivated, independent, and creative individuals with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with laboratory expertise in neuroscience, genetics or related fields. Extensive experience in animal experiments is strongly recommended. Candidates are expected to lead a project and establish a collaborative research and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and complete contact information for three references to Dr. Hoonkyo Suh at suhh2@ccf.org

05/07/2019 Yu-Shang Lee
leey2@ccf.org

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Department of Neurosciences at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute to investigate the potential therapeutic intervention to promote the nerve regeneration and the functional (motor, sensory and autonomic) recovery after spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. The mechanisms (neuroprotection, glial scars removal, remyelination, etc) underlying these effects are also the topics of our studies. These studies are supported by fund from NIH R01, DOD and Foundation. This position offers an excellent work environment with competitive salary and benefits.

We are seeking a highly motivated, independent, flexible, and interactive researcher to work with.  Applicants with a strong background in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neurobiology are encouraged to apply.  Significant experience in small animal survival surgery is highly desired in addition to demonstrated electrophysiological expertise and/or experience in data analysis software (MATLAB, photoshop).  Good English communication skills and a Ph.D.  or M.D. degree in a relevant discipline are required. 

Interested applicants please submit a curriculum vitae, brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references who are familiar with the candidate’s work to Dr. Lee via email at: leey2@ccf.org

04/17/2019 Antoine Louveau
louveaa@ccf.org

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Cleveland Clinic Neuroscience Deparment

The research goal is to understand the anatomical and functional organization of the meninges and their impact on physiological and pathological brain function, with a hope to develop new strategies to prevent, treat and cure neurological disorders.

The candidate will focus on understanding the role of the meningeal lymphatic vasculature in brain maturation in normal and disease rodent models.

Our lab is seeking highly motivated, independent, curious and creative individuals with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with laboratory expertise in neuroscience and/or immunology and/or bioinformatics or related fields. Experience in animal experiment is strongly recommended. Candidates are expected to lead a project and establish a collaborative research and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. For non-english native speaker, a TOEFL score of less than 2 years is required for this position.

Please send your curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Dr Antoine Louveau at louveaa@ccf.org

04/08/2019 Kenneth Baker, Ph.D.
bakerk6@ccf.org

Overview: The Department of Neurosciences in the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow to support federally-funded projects exploring novel neuromodulation approaches for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and stroke. The position forms part of our interdisciplinary program that brings together Neuroscientists, Biomedical Engineers, as well as physician-scientists from the Center for Neurological Restoration and the Department of Radiology within the number two-ranked hospital in the United States. The neuroscience research community at the Cleveland Clinic spans the research and clinical institutes and includes neuroscientists, biomedical engineers, physicists, mathematicians, geneticists, molecular biologists, and physician-scientists. Investigators within the neuroscience community are supported by one of the top and largest clinical neurological institutes in the country, comprised of more than 200 medical and surgical specialists dedicated to the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Neuroscience research is supported by state-of-the-art molecular biology labs, small and large animal neurophysiology labs, small-animal MRI, the largest single center repository of human intracranial electrophysiology data bank from patients with epilepsy (subdural grids and SEEG depth electrodes), and one of the most active and integrated neuromodulation centers in the country. Exceptional collaboration possibilities between laboratory and clinical scientists, and access to large populations of patients, provide a unique opportunity for translational investigations.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will participate in work that combines behavior assessments of therapeutic efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) to carry out a systems-based approach to understanding neurophysiological changes across the sensorimotor brain networks in both humans and preclinical models of disease.  The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 1) Collection and analyses of electrophysiological data sets, including sensorimotor, behavioral, and cognitive data; 2) Implementation of analyses methods based off of widely available open-source packages for analysis for brain recordings; and 3) Development and implementation of new experimental paradigms.

Requirements: Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in neurophysiology, biomedical engineering, signal processing, psychological sciences, or motor control are invited to apply, though preference will be given to candidates with education or experience in array-based multi-unit neuronal or local field potential signal processing techniques. Strong programming skills and experience with Matlab in particular are desirable.

Please send your curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to Dr. Kenneth Baker, Department of Neurosciences, via email at: bakerk6@ccf.org.

03/18/2019 Tara M. DeSilva, Ph.D.
desilvt@ccf.org

An R01-funded position for a Postdoctoral Fellow is available immediately in the Department of Neurosciences at the Lerner Research Institute. The project focuses on the role of neuroinflammatory processes underlying neurodegeneration. The project entails the use of genetically-modified rodent models and a variety of molecular and cell biological approaches, including immunology. Special consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in animal models of neurodegeneration. To apply, Please submit a CV along with a cover letter indicating areas of expertise and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. DeSilva at desilvt@ccf.org.

02/14/2019 Jianguo Cheng, MD, PhD
chengj@ccf.org

A Senior Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate position is available in the Department of Neurosciences at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. The successful candidate(s) will work for Dr. Jianguo Cheng, Professor of Anesthesiology, Staff in the Department of Neurosciences, and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine Fellowship Program. Areas of interest include 1) investigating how a nerve injury causes persistent pain behavior and neuroinflammation in the CNS and PNS; 2) investigating how stem cells modulate neuroinflammation, reduce neuropathic pain, and prevent and/or reverse opioid tolerance; and 3) investigating the feasibility and optimizing the key parameters of applying stem cell therapy in patients with chronic pain. The successful candidate(s) will help lead a multidisciplinary approach that combines behavioral, electrophysiological, molecular, and immunohistochemistry techniques to address important research questions. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a relevant discipline and research experience in a pain-, neuroinflammation-, or stem cell-related field are required. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to Dr. Jianguo Cheng, Department of Neurosciences, via email at: chengj@ccf.org.



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