Cornell University, Microbiology & Immunology

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Position ID:Cornell-M&I-POSTDOCV [#19826]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate (VanderVen)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Microbiology / host pathogen biology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/09/28, listed until 2022/03/28)
Position Description:    

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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 vaccine and booster 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 full 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 It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

For additional information on Cornell's Vaccination/Booster Compliance Program click here.

A Postdoctoral Associate position is open in the VanderVen lab to study TB host pathogen biology for drug discovery. Our group focuses on chemical and genetic approaches to probe M. tuberculosis pathogenesis and the interactions with immune cells. In particular, we are interested in understanding how M. tuberculosis persists and replicates in macrophages in order to define new weaknesses and drugs that enhance current Tuberculosis treatments. By integrating chemical and genetic approaches, our work sheds light on new aspects of basic biology and we translate these findings into early stage drug candidates. Our research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. More information about research in the VanderVen Lab can be found at The candidate will be expected to have expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or bioinformatics to conduct research investigating host-microbe interactions in immune cells primarily using the mouse system. The initial appointment is for a year with the opportunity to extend based on performance. Anticipated Division of Time: 80% Research, 15% Data Analysis, 5%Writing

Requirements: Ph.D in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular biology, Microbiology, or related fields. Prior experience working in BSL3 or conducting RNAseq analysis is preferred but not required.

Application: The following documents must be uploaded when applying through Academic Job Online, please include: • CV • Statement of research interests • contact information for three references • statement of diversity

Review of applications will be immediate and continue until the position is filled.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Cornell University
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
C5 173 Vet Med Center, Box 5
Ithaca, NY 14853