Postdoctoral 6

Date Contact Description
06/18/2018 Kenneth Baker
bakerk6@ccf.org

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Neurosciences Department. The Neurosciences Department of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to support federally-funded projects exploring novel neurostimulation-based approaches for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and acquired brain injury. The successful applicant will participate in work that combines behavior assessments of therapeutic efficacy with a systems-based approach to explore neurophysiological changes across the sensorimotor brain networks in both humans and preclinical models of disease. Ph.D. (or equivalent) students with relevant education or experience in neurophysiology, biomedical engineering, or motor control are invited to apply, though preference will be given to candidates with experience in array-based multi-unit neuronal or local field potential signal processing techniques.

Please send your curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Kenneth Baker, Neurosciences Department (bakerk6@ccf.org).

05/23/2018 Jessica Williams, PhD
williaj39@ccf.org

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute in the Department of Neurosciences to investigate adaptive immune responses in central nervous system (CNS) glia in the context of autoimmunity and repair. 
 
The successful candidate will help lead a multidisciplinary team to elucidate novel mechanisms that impact injury and recovery during CNS autoimmunity, focusing on Multiple Sclerosis. Research projects include: 1) elucidating cytokine-mediated intercellular communication networks in glia during CNS development and repair and 2) investigating the role of glia-specific cytokine signaling during neuroinflammation. A strong work ethic, proficiency in verbal and written English, and a PhD and/or MD are required. Experience with murine models of human disease and expertise in neuroscience and/or immunology are strongly preferred. 
 
Please send your curriculum vitae, a brief description of your research interests, and contact information for 3 references to Jessica Williams, PhD (williaj39@ccf.org).

11/15/2017 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.

08/17/2017 Ken Baker, Ph.D.
bakerk6@ccf.org

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Department of Neurosciences to investigate the efficacy and mechanisms of novel deep brain stimulation approaches for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. 

The successful applicant will work on an NIH-funded project that involves the use of behavioral training, electrophysiological techniques, and deep brain stimulation in a non-human primate model of Parkinson's disease.  A strong work ethic, proficiency in English verbal and written communication skills, and a Ph.D. and / or M.D. with laboratory experience in a relevant discipline are required. Experience with non-human primates, in vivo electrophysiological recording, and/or signal processing techniques is desirable. Highly motivated applicants with a strong work ethic despite limited experience may also be considered.

Please send your curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Kenneth Baker, Department of Neurosciences, via email at: bakerk6@ccf.org

04/17/2017 Hod Dana, Ph.D.
hod.dana@gmail.com

Postdoctoral Fellow positions are available for a new lab in the Department of Neurosciences at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. The successful candidate(s) will help lead a multidisciplinary effort to develop better platforms for studying and controlling large-scale neuronal activity using optical imaging, optogenetic stimulation, electrophysiological recordings, and in vivo approaches. Research projects include: 1) Correlating large-scale cortical activity with animal behaviour using novel protein detectors; 2) Developing new technologies for precise stimulation of thousands of neurons to manipulate the animal decision making process; and 3) Investigating the critical role that synchronized activity of connected brain regions plays in mouse cognitive functions. The successful candidate(s) should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline of science or engineering. A background in neuroscience, microscopy, and/or biomedical optics is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a brief description of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to Dr. Hod Dana, via email at: hod.dana@gmail.com.

02/16/2017 Bruce Trapp, Ph.D.
trappb@ccf.org

Postdoctoral Fellow positions are available in the Department of Neurosciences at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. The successful candidate(s) will work for Professor and Department Chairman Bruce Trapp on a comprehensive NIH R35-funded research program. Areas of interest include 1) investigating how demyelination affects neuronal gene expression, neuronal synaptic function, and neuronal survival; 2) investigating whether demyelination and neuronal degeneration can be independent events in multiple sclerosis (MS); and 3) establishing the dynamics and mechanisms of demyelination in the cerebral cortex by investigating MS brains and mouse models of demyelination. The successful candidate(s) will help lead a multidisciplinary approach that will correlate behavioral, electrophysiological, molecular, morphological, and in vivo imaging changes. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a relevant discipline and a background in neuroscience 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. Bruce D. Trapp, Chairman, Department of Neurosciences, via email at: trappb@ccf.org.



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