Cornell University, Microbiology & Immunology

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Position ID:Cornell-M&I-PDRA [#22308]
Position Title: Postdoctoral/Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Immunology
Structural Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/11, finished 2023/01/09, listed until 2023/01/10)
Position Description:    

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

A Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate position is available in the Flyak laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University. A candidate will drive a fully funded structure-based vaccine discovery project.

At the Flyak lab at Cornell University, we study human antibody response to viral pathogens. We are currently focused on discovering the main principles of effective antibody response to the highly genetically diverse Hepatitis C virus - a leading cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer. The candidate will use cross-disciplinary immunology and structural biology tools to dissect human antibody response to Hepatitis C virus. More information about research in the Flyak Lab can be found at

The candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and first author publication(s) accepted in a peer-reviewed journal(s). Desirable candidates will also have good experience with biochemistry, protein purification, and X-ray crystallography. Prior experience with single particle cryo-EM is preferred but not required. Excellent verbal and written English language skills are required.

Cornell University (Ithaca) is located in upstate New York in the scenic Finger Lakes region and is home to world-renowned restaurants, a wide array of cultural events, and extensive outdoor recreation opportunities. Cornell University offers competitive salaries and benefits.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853