Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-POSTDOCLAS [#11174]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Opportunity in Regenerative Medicine
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine
Appl Deadline:2018/08/15 finished (posted 2018/05/14, finished 2018/06/06, listed until 2018/08/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Opportunity in Regenerative Medicine

A position is available immediately for a highly motivated research associate or postdoctoral scientist to join the laboratory of Dr. Jon Cheetham, VetMB PhD in the Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. Our lab focuses on the role of the early immune response in tissue repair and regeneration with a particular focus on the peripheral nervous system. There are multiple projects that the candidate could join including the role of macrophage phenotype in peripheral nerve injury and repair; and the interaction between macrophage function and tissue regeneration in aging. The lab is supported by NIH funding.

The position has secure funding for at least two years, and is available to start June 1st. A desirable applicant will have experience with basic immunology assays, (cell culture, PCR, ELISA), flow cytometry and mouse handling.

The postdoc or research associate will perform basic molecular and immunology laboratory experiments including establishing gene expression profiles in macrophages and Schwann cells using approaches developed by our lab. The downstream functional consequences of changes in these profiles will be determined using novel imaging techniques.

Skills and Application: Candidates must have a DVM, PhD or DVM/PhD in a relevant discipline, be self-motivated and have excellent communication and organizational skills. Our lab fosters independence and creative thought, so we especially would like to hear from applicants that would operate well in that environment.

Please include a curriculum vitae, a brief cover letter describing your research experience and professional goals, and contact information for at least three professional references as a single PDF.

Location: Cornell University is a competitive and vibrant scientific environment. Its campus is one of the most beautiful in the country and overlooks scenic Cayuga Lake. The area has outstanding summer and winter recreational opportunities for individuals and families. As a major university town, the Ithaca community is culturally diverse with excellent theater, music, sports, and other activities, combined with the warmth and friendliness of a small city.

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Further Info:
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
930 Campus Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

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