Cornell University, Baker Institute for Animal Health

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Position ID:Cornell-Baker-PS [#13240, WDR-00017832]
Position Title: Post-doctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cell Biology
Appl Deadline:2019/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/02/05, finished 2019/08/08)
Position Description:    

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

An NIH-funded, post-doctoral associate position is available in the lab of Alexander Travis. The successful candidate will use multidisciplinary approaches including cell and molecular biology, advanced imaging and microscopy, biochemistry and mouse genetic models to investigate membrane regulation of ion channels in various cells. Understanding how the membrane lipid and protein microenvironment regulates channel activity will improve our understanding of normal physiological events such as fertilization, as well as pathological conditions such as obesity, diabetes and infertility.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in related fields. Experience with cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, and work with lab animals is desired. Experience with ion channels, cell signaling, and/or membrane biology will be considered favorably. Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential for participating in our multi-disciplinary team, and writing scientific papers and grant proposals. Strong work ethic, creativity, enthusiasm, and ability to work in a team are required.

Full-time, 2 year appointment (Renewed annually) with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing your background, interests and career goals, and a CV including names and contact information for three references at AcademicJobsOnline (

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Baker Institute for Animal Health
Cornell University
235 Hungerford Hill Road
Ithaca, NY 14853

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