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Sleep Medicine Scientist

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, US
Posted Date
Apr 10, 2024

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Pulmonary Disease, Research
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The Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center of the Neurologic Institute is seeking an early/mid/or senior career Sleep Medicine Scientist (MD/DO or PhD) for the Clinician Scientist track focused on investigation of pathophysiology and impact of sleep and/or circadian rhythm disorders in health and disease. The Sleep Disorders Center is one of the largest clinical programs in the country--if not the world. A variety of resources are available including a biospecimen repository, large registry of structured and unstructured sleep physiologic data, data scientist/biostatistical team and established research administrative infrastructure. The Case-Cleveland Clinic Clinical Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) Clinical Research Unit is also available for clinical and translational scientific initiatives and outfitted for the conduct of comprehensive sleep studies.

Unprecedented opportunities are available for cross-cutting team science initiatives leveraging the strengths of our scientific program including (but not limited to) data science/artificial intelligence initiatives, study of the intersection of sleep and circadian disruption in neurologic and cardiopulmonary disease, elucidating sleep health disparities and characterizing inflammation and the microbiome in hypersomnia disorders as exemplars. Research spans clinical trials and cohort studies as well as opportunities for translational and basic science in sleep and circadian rhythm involving active collaborations with basic science investigators in the Lerner Research Institute. Our center is also committed to training the next generation of sleep scientists with institution of mentored career paths.

We invite highly qualified candidates who have a research interest in discovery and innovation in the field of sleep medicine and are also committed to excellence in patient care. Existing funding such as foundation grants and NIH awards would be desirable, but not required. Demonstrated track record in research and scholarly activities in sleep medicine is required.

The department enjoys a strong national reputation for excellence in sleep disorders clinical care, innovations, patient outcomes and education.

  • MD/DO or PhD
  • A proven research track record is required

This dynamic position commands an extremely competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package including but not limited to:
  • Excellent medical, dental, vision coverage
  • Comprehensive disability and life insurance benefits
  • Medical malpractice & tail coverage provided
  • Generous time away coverage for vacation, sick time, holidays and CME meeting time
  • Highly competitive retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Faculty appointment available at the Cleveland Clinic Learner College of Medicine commensurate with experience

Please include a CV and cover letter with your application. Your cover letter can be addressed to: Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS, Director, Sleep Disorder Center & Reena Mehra MD, MS, Director, Sleep Disorders Research.


Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers. Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report has declared that we are the number two hospital in the country. In cardiology and cardiac surgery, we lead the nation.

Our Heart Center has been ranked number one in America for 21 years in row in U.S. News and World Report. Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute and Digestive Disease Institute are ranked very near the top, and our specialties of orthopaedics, otolaryngology, nephrology, neurology/neurological surgery, rheumatology, pulmonary, endocrinology, gynecology, ophthalmology and geriatrics are each among America's ten best in their fields.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include cancer and psychiatry. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education. In addition to our Cleveland location, we have Cleveland Clinic Florida, with a unified medical campus in Weston, Florida, offering the full spectrum of care.

Cleveland Clinic has more than 3,000 salaried physicians on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. In 2015, they provided a total of 6.62 million visits. Patients came to us from across America and from more than 180 nations. We also lead an extensive system of community hospitals in Cleveland called the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.

This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Medina Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, Akron General Hospital and the soon to open Avon Hospital. With 4,450 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

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