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Research Associate/Research Engineer, Staff Position

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, US
Posted Date
Apr 24, 2024

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Research Associate/Research Engineer, Staff Position

Department of Plastic Surgery

Cleveland Clinic has a faculty position available for a well-qualified Research Associate with a special interest in device design and testing, research administration and grant writing.

The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in both our Departments of Plastics Surgery and Lerner Research Institute (LRI). The candidate must hold a PhD with track record and experience in writing grants. The applicant should have an interest in teaching students and fellows as we sponsor several accredited training programs. Approximately 80% of time will be spent in research, prototyping, testing, grant writing and 20% in lab administration.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Biomedical engineering, instrumentation, and systems engineering.
  • Collect requirements, review engineering specifications, and test plans.
  • Experience in prototyping and test of devices, CAD design, and basic programming skills in MATLAB and LabVIEW.
  • Integration of transducers to DAQs for signal acquisition, processing, and display.
  • Utilize development boards for signal acquisitions and recording.
  • Manage research labs, inventory, and biosafety compliance.
  • IACUC and animal study protocol development and documentation
  • Interface with multiple departments for the executing research activities
  • Strong medical device development experience

A faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with experience is available at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Frank A. Papay, MD, FACS, Chairman, Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute

The Department of Plastic Surgery includes 20 board-certified plastic surgeons, making it one of the largest plastic surgery departments in the country. Our specialists have significant experience and expertise in all areas of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, pediatric craniofacial surgery, upper extremity surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery and plastic surgery research.

The Lerner Research Institute is home to laboratory, translational and clinical research at Cleveland Clinic. With 170 independent fundamental laboratories, over 1500 employees, and research expenditures of $250 million per year, the Lerner Research Institute is at the forefront of discovery science, fosters translational research and accelerates innovation for patient care.

Interested Candidates are to submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae.


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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