Postdoctoral Fellow In Immunology

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

ID: 7068545 (Ref.No. ea3ff984)
Posted: August 4, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Immunology and Sex Steroids

Do you have a background in immunology and are interested in translational medicine?  If so, a postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nima Sharifi at the Cleveland Clinic. 


We recently discovered the genetic basis for sex steroid metabolism that regulates distinct clinical immune and inflammatory response in humans (Zein, et al. PNAS. 2020; 117(4) 2187-2193).  The steroid metabolism consequences on androgen synthesis is something our group has worked out in great detail (Chang, et al. Cell. 2013;154:1074-84; Hearn, et al. Lancet Oncol. 2016;17:1435-44; JAMA Oncol. 2018;4:558-62).  We have discovered steroid metabolism drivers that dictate a general mechanism of human physiology that impinges on multiple pathophysiologic disease processes. 


We are searching for an incisive and highly driven postdoctoral fellow in immunology to dissect the mechanisms by which specific downstream sex steroids (i.e., androgens and estrogens) conduct the immune response.


The fellow will be embedded in a unique and multidisciplinary environment with exposure to tumor metabolism, molecular oncology, endocrine physiology, drug development and clinical trials.  Further details are available at:


The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. degree in immunology or molecular immunology and is highly driven.  Outstanding verbal and communication skills are required. Interested candidates should send their CV and contact information for 3 references to: 


Nima Sharifi, M.D.

Kendrick Family Chair for Prostate Cancer Research

Director, GU Malignancies Research Center

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Cleveland Clinic [Institute/Department]

Please send your curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to [Name of Contact Person]

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