Postdoctoral Fellow

Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland, Ohio
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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Field of specialization
Computers / Computational / Informatics, Theoretical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

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.


Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Vijay Krishna at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic to interrogate photon-drug interactions with theoretical and computational chemistry for different healthcare solutions. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of investigators for design and evaluation of novel drug and nanomaterials for prevention and treatment of diseases. Specifically, the position will focus on developing computational models for different drug candidates using high performance computers and quantum computers and validating with experimental studies. This position will include collaborations as well as exchange visits with external partners (IBM and Algorithmiq).


Candidates should have Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry, physics or materials science. Successful candidates should have demonstrated expertise in studying photon-molecule interactions using computational chemistry. Special consideration will be given to applicants with additional expertise in developing algorithms for quantum computers.


Prospective candidates must be creative, self-motivated and capable of working independently. Candidates must be proficient in both spoken and written communication in English. Candidates will be expected to independently design studies, statistically analyze data and write manuscripts and reports.

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