Postdoctoral Fellow - Emily Zabor Lab

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7091469 (Ref:20187688624)

Posted: January 7, 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.

Dr. Emily Zabor is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in cancer biostatistics. The postdoctoral researcher will be supported in development of analytic and professional skills that will serve them as they progress through the early stages of their career. This will include mentorship in the communication of scientific results, both oral and written, and in conducting effective scientific collaborations. The researcher will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience through collaborative projects with oncologists in the Taussig Cancer Institute.  

The postdoctoral researcher will have the option to pursue one of Dr. Zabor’s active areas of research (listed under Lab Research Topics) or to propose and develop a new area of research with applications in cancer biostatistics. Job responsibilities will be determined in partnership, and will depend on the chosen topic of interest and the researcher's career goals (see some examples below under Job Responsibilities). Applicants from diverse academic backgrounds with experience or interest in quantitative methods for cancer research are encouraged to apply. All applications will be considered thoroughly and equally. Please email with any questions.

Principal Investigator: Emily Zabor, DrPH

Lerner Research Institute Department: Quantitative Health Sciences

Lab Research Topics:

  • Early phase clinical trial design
  • Analysis of observational and electronic health record data
  • Analysis of interval-censored time-to-event endpoints
  • Use/development of R software for reproducible cancer research
  • A new research topic of interest to the researcher with application to cancer biostatistics
  • For more information about the lab’s research, please visit: or contact Dr. Zabor at [email protected]

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independent project design with the goal of data generation, analysis, interpretation and manuscript preparation
  • Pursue independent research on a chosen topic
  • Produce results relevant to career goals (e.g. manuscript, R package, website, prediction model)


  • 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

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • PPE per institutional requirements; may vary by laboratory

Preferred Application Materials:

All application materials should be submitted directly via email to Emily Zabor at [email protected].

  • Letter of interest describing why you are interested in the position, what you would like to research, what your career goals are, what you hope to produce, and what you would like to gain or learn from the experience.
  • CV

Keywords: Postdoc, Research, LRI, Cancer, Biostatistics, Quantitative, R

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