Postdoctoral Fellow - Vijay Krishna Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7089661 (Ref:18730533280)

Posted: November 24, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

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 is appointed through the Lerner Research Institute. 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.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vijay Krishna at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic to design nanotechnology enabled healthcare solutions. The successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary team of investigators for design and evaluation of novel nanomaterials for neurodegenerative, and metabolic diseases. Specifically, the position will focus on designing novel catalytic nanomaterials for replacing dysfunctional enzymes. Along these same lines, the molecular, biochemical and immunological mechanisms will be deciphered.

Candidates should have Ph.D. in nanomedicine, chemical engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering or biochemistry. Successful candidates should have demonstrated expertise in synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, and molecular biology techniques. Special consideration will be given to applicants with additional expertise in cellular and animal models.

Prospective candidates must be creative, self-motivated and capable of working independently. Candidates must be proficient in both spoken and written communication in English. Candidates will be expected to independently design and conduct experiments, statistically analyze data and write manuscripts and reports.

Interested candidates should submit a brief summary of research expertise, curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Vijay Krishna ([email protected])

Principal Investigator: Vijay Krishna, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Biomedical Engineering

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Synthesize and characterize nanomaterials
  • Analyze data and write manuscripts
  • Train graduate and undergraduate students
  • Maintain safe work environment


  • 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

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Research Statement
  • Reference list

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Nanotechnology, nanomaterials, nanomedicine, catalysis, enzymes, Neurodegenerative, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Metabolic

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