Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

ID: 7068540 (Ref.No. 85bc0924)
Posted: August 4, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellow Position – Matsuoka Lab (Developmental Vascular Biology and Neurobiology)

 A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ryota Matsuoka ( in the Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute. Our research projects focus on defining the cellular and molecular basis of vascular and lymphatic assembly in the central nervous system (CNS) and meninges using zebrafish as a model organism. Specific areas of research in our laboratory include: 1) fenestrated vs non-fenestrated brain vascular development; 2) the mechanisms driving the generation of heterogeneous brain vascular networks; 3) spatiotemporal regulation of CNS blood and lymphatic vasculature; and 4) congenital CNS vascular and lymphatic malformations.

 We are seeking a highly motivated recent graduate with a Ph.D degree in the field of biological sciences. The successful applicant is expected to apply for external fellowships, present data at scientific conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication. Candidates with a publication record in developmental biology, genetics, neuroscience, or cell biology are preferred. Former experiences working with zebrafish or other animal models are a plus.

 Review of applicants will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The contract will be renewed annually and extended for up to 5 years, dependent upon satisfactory progress and the lab’s funding situation. Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file containing the following materials to Ryota Matsuoka (

1) CV, including a list of publications and contact information for 3 references

2) Cover letter describing previous research, research interests, and career goals

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