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

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Position ID:Cornell-Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease (CIHMID)-POSTDOCLAZZARODEC2019 [#15706, WDR-00021980]
Position Title: PostDoc in CIHMID Dec2019
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology
Appl Deadline:2020/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/12/10, finished 2020/08/02, listed until 2020/01/31)
Position Description:    

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

CIHMID Postdoctoral Program

The  Cornell Institute  of Host-Microbe  Interactions and  Disease  (CIHMID)  invites  applications for our postdoctoral training program with appointments to begin Fall 2020. CIHMID postdocs are supported to develop independent and interdisciplinary research programs in collaboration with two or more labs at Cornell. CIHMID postdocs will have intellectual ownership of their projects and may use their support to build bridges across different disciplines of study.

Program Overview and Application Details

•   This is a three-year Postdoctoral position, with appointments renewed annually contingent  upon  yearly  satisfactory  performance,  at  a salary on the NIH postdoctoral pay scale (, plus full health and retirement benefits. CIHMID postdocs will be provided with up to $10,000 per year in discretionary funding to support expenses such as research costs, participation in  conferences,  and  purchase  of  small  equipment  and  computers  required for their work. Postdoctoral researchers in the program will be provided with a variety of professional development opportunities to help them successfully transition into permanent careers.

•   Postdocs should be affiliated with two or more Cornell labs that can provide infrastructure and access  to  resources.  Applicants  should  identify  a  CIHMID  faculty  member  as  their  prospective Major Advisor, as well as a Minor Lab with which to collaborate. The PI of the Minor Lab is not required to be a current member of CIHMID. Collaborative effort with the minor lab may range from 10-50% and can vary over the course of the 3-year appointment. CIHMID labs are listed at

•   The application will consist of: a cover letter, CV, plan of proposed research (3 pages maximum, excluding   references), a statement  of  support from all prospective advisors, 2 letters of recommendation that do not come from the Major or Minor labs (to be submitted directly by the recommenders), and a Statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion There  is  no  expectation  that  applicants  will  identify themselves as members of underrepresented groups. However, Cornell as an institution has an expectation  that  all  members of our  campus  community support diversity and inclusion, and applicant statements should describe their philosophies and activities in that regard.  All components of the application must be submitted through this application portal:

•   It is imperative that project proposals be developed in collaboration with the prospective Major, and  Minor  host  labs.  Potential  applicants  should  contact  possible  Major  Advisors  (listed  at to discuss potential research ideas. Preliminary conceptions of some potential projects are provided on the CIHMID website ( but proposals need not  be  limited to  the  projects listed. Applicants are  encouraged to  contact  any CIHMID member whose research they may find of interest.

•   Applications  are  due  Friday,  January  31,  2020.   All components of the  application EXCEPT  the statement of support from the prospective advisor must be submitted through,  which   will   become   active   on   December   16, 2019.   Contact information  for  reference  letter  writers  should  be  entered  online  and  recommenders  will  be automatically solicited to submit their recommendations. Prospective advisors should email their letter of support directly to Brian Lazzaro at

•   Interviews  of  a  subset  of  selected  applicants  will  be  conducted  in  February  and  March,  and appointment offers will be made in March.


•   Applicants should have been awarded a Ph.D. within the  last 3 years at time of application, or should  be  graduating  imminently.  Applicants must  receive their  Ph.D. before the postdoctoral appointment begins.

•   Applicants who are already established at Cornell will be considered only if they are changing labs or substantially changing projects.

•   Candidates  will  be  selected  based  on  applicant  track  record  and  career  promise, merit  of  the proposed project, and align with CIHMID objectives.

•   We encourage applications from scholars who affiliate with underrepresented groups, who come from backgrounds of disadvantage, or who are differently-abled. Cornell is an EO/AA employer.

Inquiries and questions may be directed to Brian Lazzaro or Railey Savage

Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: 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.

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 14853-2601

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