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Director of Research

Cleveland Clinic
Las Vegas, Nevada
Closing date
Feb 26, 2022
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Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute announces its search for a Director of Research to lead and expand the robust research programs at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. To be considered, candidates must have an MD or equivalent degree, be Board Certified and have a record of proven success and a passion for research in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. 

The successful applicant will develop a purpose-driven mission that builds on abundant expertise and resources at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The successful candidate will lead and mentor the research team in Las Vegas while collaborating with investigators at the Cleveland and Florida locations. This includes major roles in our two NIH-funded Centers (Exploratory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and COBRE Center for Neurodegeneration and Translational Neuroscience), as well as research programs in movement disorders and multiple sclerosis. You will be fully supported in your own investigational pursuit of clinically relevant knowledge and improved therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Direct observation and understanding of cognitive disorders through clinical service is a required component of the position. The successful candidate will have academic accomplishments suitable for appointment as an associate or full professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

This position will be supported by a $2M endowed chair. Responsibilities will include:

  1. Strategic planning and leadership for growth of the research program
  2. Directing, supporting, mentoring and developing investigator-initiated research studies
  3. Outpatient clinical service and patient care (no call or weekends). 

This important position commands a 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 allowances for vacation, sick time, holidays and professional meetings
  • Reimbursement for society memberships and journal subscriptions
  • Highly competitive retirement plans with generous employer contribution

Interested candidates, please be sure to include your current CV and cover letter with application


The multidisciplinary Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute includes more than 300 medical, surgical and research specialists dedicated to the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders. The institute offers a disease-specific, patient-focused approach to care. Our unique, fully integrated model strengthens our current standard of care, allows us to measure quality and outcomes on a continual basis, and enhances our ability to conduct research. U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey consistently has ranked our neurology and neurosurgery programs among the top 10 in the nation. Our neurology, neurosurgery, and pediatric neurology and neurosurgery programs are also ranked best in Ohio.

The institute model allows our patients to better access the care they need through specialized, multidisciplinary, disease-specific centers that integrate the expertise of neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuroradiologists, and others, into the comprehensive care of a single disease.

We provide care across the spectrum of neurological disorders, including primary and metastatic tumors of the brain, spine, and nerves; pediatric and adult epilepsy; headache, facial pain syndromes and associated disorders; movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia; cerebral palsy and spasticity; hydrocephalus; metabolic and mitochondrial disease; fetal and neonatal neurological problems; multiple sclerosis; stroke; cerebral aneurysms; brain and spinal vascular malformations; carotid stenosis; intracranial atherosclerosis; nerve and muscle diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, myasthenia gravis and myopathies; sleep disorders; and mental/behavioral health disorders and chemical dependencies.

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(216) 906-6816
Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute
9500 Euclid Ave
United States
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