Postdoctoral Fellow - Jun Zhao Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Port Saint Lucie, FL

Job posting number: #7236924 (Ref:ccf20273228)

Posted: April 18, 2024

Job Description

Highly motivated individuals with a PhD or MD/PhD in relevant area are encouraged to apply. This training position, under the direct supervision of a Cleveland Clinic Principal Investigator will provide practical training and experience in a research setting. This position will be located at the Florida Research & Innovation Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a commitment to research, a collaborative work ethic and strong communication skills, both written and verbal. This program is expected to be completed within 5 years.

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Principal Investigator: Jun Zhao, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Florida Research and Innovation Center

Lab Research Topics:

  • Innate Immunity
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Oncogenic Viruses
  • Cancer Signaling Pathways

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Plan, design, and conduct research experiments
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication, presentation, and future research
  • Be able to work both independently and in a collaborative environment, with a strong commitment to reaching research excellence and achieving assigned objectives


  • PhD or MD/PhD required
  • MD with relevant laboratory experience may substitute for PhD


  • English Proficiency proof required for candidates arriving on J-1, J-2, or F1 + OPT visa status

Work Experience:

  • Previous experience in a research or academic setting.  Graduate student experience meets this requirement.
  • Scientific writing experience

Additional Preferred Qualities:

  • Candidate must be highly motivated
  • Previous experience with virus-host interactions, viral reverse genetics, multi-omic bioinformatic analysis is strongly preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform work in a stationary position for extended periods
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information
  • Ability to distinguish color
  • Manual dexterity to handle specimens and repair equipment
  • Ability to lift and transport equipment or specimens weighing up to 20 pounds
  • May be exposed to hazardous chemicals, bio-hazards, radioactive materials, etc.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Brief description of research experience
  • List of publications
  • 2-3 references

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Cleveland Clinic, Florida Research and Innovation Center

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Job posting number:#7236924 (Ref:ccf20273228)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Cleveland Clinic
United States
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