Cleveland Clinic Immunology Faculty PositionsPosted: 05 18, 2017
Faculty Position in Immunology: Autoimmune Disease and Rheumatologic Inflammation
a) The Departments of Immunology and Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases of the Cleveland Clinic are recruiting for 1-2 faculty positions at all academic levels to establish a translational research program investigating mechanisms underlying the development and progression of systemic rheumatologic diseases.
b) The Department of Immunology in the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic is recruiting for 1-2 faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level to establish research programs investigating innate and adaptive immune mechanisms in infectious diseases.
The high patient volume and clinical expertise of the Department has generated a robust biorepository of blood and other patient tissue samples that is coupled with clinical and laboratory patient data from the extensive patient populations seen for the many rheumatologic specialties of the physicians. The availability of patients and samples combined with state-of-the-art immune analysis facilities in the Department of Immunology will provide unique resources for the development of this dynamic translational program.
The Department of Immunology consists of a dozen investigators with established programs in innate immune receptor signaling, B cell signaling and biology, transplant immunology, cancer immunology, and T cell-mediated autoimmune disease. The Department provides an extremely supportive environment for career and research program development, including state-of-the-art immune analysis facilities. The Department is located within the Lerner Research Institute, an integrated research community performing investigations in basic, translational, and clinical research, which ranks as the fifth-largest research institute in the country. In addition, the high patient volume and clinical expertise of the Cleveland Clinic coupled with clinical and laboratory patient data from the extensive patient populations served by the Clinic offers unique resources for the development of dynamic translational research programs.
a) It is expected that the investigator will continue their ongoing research programs within the Department of Immunology at the Lerner Research Institute and develop a collaborative translational program with the physicians within the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases.
b) It is expected that the investigator will develop a strong and well-funded basic research program that includes translational interactions with clinical departments within the Cleveland Clinic.
The ideal candidate will be a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree scientist with an established research program in immunology or inflammation related to systemic rheumatic disease. Such a program might include, but is not limited to: investigation into effector and/or regulatory mechanisms in autoimmunity or inflammation, the impact of the microbiota on the immune response, identification of novel biomarkers and more precise therapeutic targets, and/or the generation and/or impact of antibodies on vascular function. The successful candidate will have an established record of significant publications in the field and ability to procure funding support for their research program. Generous start-up and substantial resources will be made available to promote the success of this new program at the Cleveland Clinic.
Interested individuals should send a Cover Letter briefly detailing their program, major accomplishments, and plans to:
Robert Fairchild, PhD
Chair of Search Committee
Department of Immunology
NB3-59, Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195