Cornell University, Microbiology & Immunology

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Position ID:Cornell-M&I-POSTDOC [#15038, WDR-00020874]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Chemical Biology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Chemical Biology / Process Engineering
Appl Deadline:2020/06/30help popup (posted 2019/10/09, listed until 2020/06/30)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Associate in Chemical Biology

Position summary: The Chang Lab (http://www.pamchanglab.com) conducts research at the interface of chemical biology, microbiology, and immunology. Located in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Cornell University in beautiful Ithaca, NY, our research is focused on understanding chemical communication between the gut microbiome and the host immune system. Using both chemical and biological approaches, we develop novel chemical tools to understand 1) the metabolism of the gut microbiome and 2) important pathways within the host immune system by controlling the activities of specific immune cell types.

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral associate with an outstanding record of independent research in chemical biology to carry out interdisciplinary research projects at the interface of chemical biology, microbiology, and immunology. Projects may include organic synthesis of novel chemical probes, application of these probes to biological systems, and biological study of host-microbe interactions.

To apply, submit a cover letter describing your research interests, career goals, research skills and experience, CV (including a list of publications), and the names of three professional references. Applications will be reviewed as received, and the position will remain open until filled. As per Cornell’s standard policy, this is a one-year appointment, subject to renewal based on performance and available funding.

Required qualifications: Individual must either have a Ph.D. or be completing a Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Biology with strong knowledge base and extensive experience in organic synthesis, chemical biology, or a related field.

Responsibilities: Design and carry out multistep organic syntheses of chemical probes, apply these probes in biological systems, and pursue hypothesis-driven studies of host-microbe interactions. Techniques may include but are not limited to: organic synthesis, i.e., setting up reactions, purifying compounds, NMR/MS characterization; biochemical and cell-based assays; and in vivo studies.

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:
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/microbiology/
email
607-253-3576
 
Microbiology & Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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