Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-RA_NA [#17723]
Position Title: Research Associate in Neurobiology and Aging
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Veterinary Medicine
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/12/04, finished 2021/02/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Opportunity for a Research Associate in Neurobiology and Aging

The Cheetham research group is looking for the next exceptional team member.

A position is available for a highly motivated research associate or research lead to join our laboratory at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Our lab focuses on the role of the early macrophage response to injury and regeneration within the peripheral nervous system. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead a project examining the interaction between macrophage function and tissue regeneration in aging, that can translate to improved outcomes after injury in aged patients.

Our team’s culture aims to draw on a range of diverse views, which may arise from background, training, or style of thinking, to create an environment where ideas are welcome from all laboratory members and people feel comfortable sharing these ideas. We promote robust discussion and encourage others to challenge the idea rather than the person. We value innovation and detailed, diligent execution.

The lab is supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health. For more information on our lab please visit:

The position is currently funded for two years, and is available to start January 1st 2021 or when a suitable applicant is identified.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to learn quickly, think creatively, prioritize and execute well. Ideally the candidate will have experience in flow cytometry, cell culture and rodent surgery and/or be willing to learn these techniques.

Skills and Application: Candidates must have a 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.

For any question regarding the position, please contact Dr. Jon Cheetham (

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. For further information:

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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. 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.

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Further Info:
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences
Clinical Programs Center C3-513
Ithaca, NY 14853

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