Postdoctoral Fellow – Tara M. DeSilva Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

ID: 7111650 (Ref.No. ccf16754210)
Posted: September 23, 2022
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.

Seeking talented postdoctoral fellows to study neuroinflammatory mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in flow cytometry and single cell transcriptomics of central nervous system cells or peripheral blood mononuclear cells. 

Principal Investigator: Tara M. DeSilva, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Neurosciences

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Histopathology 
  • Neuroinflammatory signaling studies
  • Translational models of multiple sclerosis
  • Translational models of Alzheimer's disease


  • 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:

Interested candidates should send their CV and contact information for 3 references to Tara M. DeSilva, PhD, [email protected].

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Alzheimer's disease, neuroinflammation, neuroimmunology, mutliple sclerosis, demyelinating disease, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, microglia, phagocytosis, 10X genomics, single cell transcriptomics, flow cytometry, histopathology, immunoflourescence staining, western blotting, confocal imaging

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