Postdoctoral Fellow – Xianfang Wu Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

ID: 7101185 (Ref.No. ccf15906161)
Posted: May 27, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Principal Investigator: Xianfang Wu, MBBS, PhD

Lerner Research Institute Department: Infection Biology

Lab Research Topics:

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • In vitro stem cell differentiation
  • CRISPR-Cas9 mediated genetic editing
  • 2D and 3D cell cultures
  • Bioinformatic analysis (bulk and single cells RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq)


  • 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:

  • A recent PhD or equivalent degree in molecular biology
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture
  • First-author publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Strong communication and analytical abilities
  • Enthusiasm for basic science research

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three references

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Postdoctoral, stem cell differentiation, NAFLD, NASH, multicellular model, oncolytic virus, liver diseases, liver organoid, intestinal organoid, brain organoid, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis E virus, respiratory syncytial virus,  hematopoietic stem cells,  hematopoiesis, gene regulation, transcription factors

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.

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