BEE/CALS, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-BEE/CALS-BEEPD [#11700, WDR-00016202]
Position Title: Cornell BEE Postdoc Position in Cellular Bioengineering and Therapeutics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biochemistry / Cellular Biology
Biomaterials Engineering
Biological Engineering
Appl Deadline:2018/10/24* finished (offers accepted 2018/08/22, finished 2018/10/26, listed until 2018/10/24)
Position Description:    

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

Postdoctoral Associate in Cellular Bioengineering and Therapeutics
Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University
Ithaca New York

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

 We have an immediate postdoc position in the general field of biomaterials and cellular bioengineering under the supervision of Dr. Minglin Ma at Cornell University. The Ma research group consists of an interdisciplinary team of chemists, material scientists and bioengineers, and is focusing on developing advanced biomaterials for medical and non-medical applications. Examples of applications include type 1 diabetes treatment and advanced biomanufacturing. Please see for more information.

One year appointment with possible extension depending on performance and funding.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help develop new biomaterials for therapeutic applications especially the treatment of diabetes. Deep knowledge in biomaterials and cellular bioengineering is desirable. 60%
  • Publish research articles in relevant peer-reviewed journals and present results at scientific meetings. 15%
  • Assist the PI to develop proposals to secure external funding for research projects. 5%
  • Develop additional projects building on the strengths, interests, and expertise of the candidate.  20%


  •  Ph. D degree in related fields
  • Expertise in biomaterials and cellular bioengineering
  • Reasonable knowledge in biology-material interactions (e.g. foreign body response, vascularization of biomaterials)

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Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified. For more information, please email a Dr. Minglin Ma at

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Life Changing.

 Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.



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Further Info:
106 Riley Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-5701

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