Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID), Cornell University

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Position ID:Cornell-Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID)-CIHMIDPOSTDOC [#10542]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Mathematical Modeling, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular/Cell Biology, Organismal Biology, PHYSIOLOGY, virology
Appl Deadline:2018/02/15* finished (2017/11/27, finished 2018/11/30, listed until 2018/03/15)
Position Description:    

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

Program Overview
•    CIHMID expects to appoint 2 postdoctoral associates every year for at least the next three years, with each postdoctoral fellow supported for a 3 year appointment conditional on satisfactory performance.
•     CIHMID postdocs will be expected to develop an independent, interdisciplinary research program. CIHMID postdocs should have intellectual ownership of their projects and are expected to build bridges between different disciplines, fields, and departments.
•    Postdocs should be affiliated with one or more CIHMID labs (listed at that can provide infrastructure and access to resources. Working across multiple labs may be seen as positive but is not a requirement.
•    Postdoctoral associate in the program will be provided with a variety of professional development opportunities geared toward transition into permanent academic positions.
•     Appointments will be made at a salary of $50,000 per year with full health and retirement benefits, and will be provided with up to $10,000 per year to support expenses such as research costs, participation in conferences, and purchase of small equipment and computers.
•    The postdoctoral associate will be encouraged to apply for external fellowships. If an external fellowship application is successful, the external fellowship will become the mechanism for support. CIHMID guarantees that the postdoctoral research will not suffer any decrease in salary or benefits from accepting an outside fellowship and will increase the discretionary spending allowance to $15,000 for each year of support on the external fellowship. The postdoc will remain part of the CIHMID program in order to take advantage of professional development and other opportunities. 

Application Process

•   Application  consists  of  CV, plan  of  proposed  research  (3  pages  maximum,  excluding  references), 2 letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by the recommenders, and a statement of support from the prospective advisor.
•   Project proposals should be developed by the applicant in consultation with the prospective associated host lab or labs. Preliminary conceptions of some potential projects are provided on the CIHMID website ( but proposals need not be limited to the listed projects.
•   Candidates will be selected based on applicant track record and career promise, merit of the proposed project, and fit to CIHMID objectives.
•   Applications are due by February 26, 2018 and can be submitted at . Interviews will be conducted in March and awards will be announced in the first week of April. Appointments may begin as early as Summer 2018.
•   We welcome applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds, including those 
underrepresented in biological research science.


•   Applicants  should  have  been  awarded  a  Ph.D.  within  the  last  3  years  or  should  be  graduating imminently. Applicants must receive their Ph.D. before the postdoctoral appointment can begin.
•   Applicants who are already established at Cornell will be considered only if they are changing labs orsubstantially changing projects.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
3134 Comstock Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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