Postdoctoral Fellow - Stanley Hazen Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

ID: 7092747 (Ref.No. 22201978720)
Posted: January 25, 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.

Positions are available at the level of either Postdoctoral Research Fellow and/or Junior Faculty for investigators with a strong interest in studies exploring new pathways involved in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Major research programs in the laboratory focus on the interface between gut microbiome and cardiometabolic diseases; and therapeutic drug development efforts of these pathways.

The Hazen laboratory uses multidisciplinary approaches to study mechanisms through which gut microbiota contribute to cardiometabolic diseases and related inflammatory disorders. The laboratory is housed within the Lerner Research Institute, on the Cleveland Clinic campus. Research programs span from “bench-to-bedside”, including mechanistic studies involving genetically engineered microbes, recombinant microbial enzymes, host receptor-microbial-derived metabolite biological responses, animal models of disease, large scale human clinical studies, and both animal model and human interventional investigations. 

The research program is well funded and highly productive, with frequent publications in both clinical and basic top tier research journals alike. Our research team has broad expertise and background, and includes both analytical and synthetic chemists, numerous basic scientists (biochemistry, genetics, cellular and molecular biology, physiology) and both translational and clinical researchers.  Candidates need to be self-motivated individuals with excellent work ethic, organizational and communication skills. Background in microbiology, gut microbiota related / relevant research, animal models is a plus.   

Competitive salary and fringe benefits.

Send CV and names/contact info of 3 references by email to:

Email:  Taylor Weeks ([email protected]); Joseph DiDonato ([email protected]) and Stanley L. Hazen ([email protected])

Principal Investigator: Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Cardiovascular & Metabolic Sciences

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Effectively perform research
  • Provide clear, detailed and thorough progress reports
  • Develop mentorship expertise in disseminating techniques
  • Writing and revising manuscripts


  • 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:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work in a large group setting
  • Willingness to learn new skill sets
  • Self-motivated and posses a strong work ethic

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

All application materials should be submitted directly via email to Taylor Weeks ([email protected]); Joseph DiDonato ([email protected]) and Stanley L. Hazen ([email protected]).

  • Complete CV
  • List of 3 references

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Cardiovascular disease, Heart failure, Diabetes, Metabolism, Clinical biomarkers, Animal models, Drug discovery, Microbiology, Mass spectrometry, Bioinformatics, Gene editing, Cell biology, Molecular biology, Metagenomics, Assay development

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