Cornell University, Baker Institute for Animal Health

Position ID:Cornell-Baker-PD [#18536]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biochemistry / Cellular Biology
Appl Deadline:2021/06/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/04/28, finished 2021/06/30, listed until 2021/10/28)
Position Description:    

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

Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University provides a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic research environment where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines—global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized as a global leader in biomedical research.

A post-doctoral associate position in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology is available at Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health. The successful candidate will work on NIH R01-funded research investigating lipid regulation of ion channels in various cells. Our main goal is to identify fundamental mechanisms by which lipids regulate ion channel function with application to multiple cell types (e.g. sperm, beta cells, neurons), and disorders, including metabolic diseases (e.g. obesity, diabetes), nociception/pain, and infertility.

The successful candidate will:

1. Design and perform experiments to investigate lipid-channel interactions in cell culture expression systems, primary cells, and isolated/artificial membranes; and analyze the data generated.

2. Utilize a wide range of approaches including biochemical, molecular, cellular and biophysical. First efforts will focus on confocal microscopy/single cell imaging of mammalian cells in culture.

3. Write scientific papers; participate in grant writing as appropriate.

4. Supervise undergraduate and graduate students in the lab.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in related fields. Experience with cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, and microscopy is desired. Experience with electrophysiology and/or mouse genetic models a plus. Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential for participating in our multi-disciplinary team. Strong work ethic, creativity, enthusiasm, and ability to work in a team are required.

Full-time, one year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.

If you are interested in applying to join our team, please send a cover letter describing your background, interests and career goals, and names and contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae. All application materials should be submitted electronically through

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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:
Baker Institute for Animal Health
235 Hungerford Hill Road
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853