Cornell University, Biomedical Sciences

Fellowship ID:Cornell-BioMed-PATHFELLOW [#21739, WDR-00031258]
Fellowship Title: Postdoctoral Associate (Pathology Fellowship)
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Pathology / Anatomic, Research, Veterinary
Appl Deadline:2022/08/01 11:59PMhelp popup withdrawn (posted 2022/05/06, updated 2022/06/30, listed until 2022/09/01)

*** the listing date or deadline for this fellowship has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive and dynamic teaching and research university 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 internationally as a leader in animal medicine and veterinary medical education, biomedical research, and public health. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

The Section of Anatomic Pathology of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Animal Health Diagnostic Center in the College of Veterinary Medicine, at Cornell University invites qualified candidates to apply for a Postdoctoral Associate (Pathology Fellowship) position. This position is designed to help junior pathologists develop expertise in forensic pathology, work closely with a mentor in the area of specialization to gain diagnostic and research experience, while also participating in the general diagnostic service and teaching veterinary students and residents.

Responsibilities for this position consist of specialty diagnostic service (30%), specialty research (20%), general diagnostic service (35%), and resident training (15%).

The Anatomic Pathology caseload at Cornell University includes over 12,000 surgical biopsies and nearly 2,000 necropsies per year. Current forensic necropsy case load is greater than 100 per year. Cases include a wide variety of species from the Cornell University Hospital for Animals and referring veterinarians from around the world.

This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.

Qualifications: The applicant must possess a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from an AVMA-accredited or equivalent institution. Completion of a formal residency-training program in Anatomic Pathology is also required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this position.

Preferred Qualifications: Board Certified individuals will be given preference, but board eligible pathologists are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should have demonstrated a strong interest in forensic pathology.

To apply: Send a curriculum vitae, letter of intent, statement of research interest, diversity statement and contact information for three references. All application materials should be submitted electronically through Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin on June 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact Dr. Andrew Miller, Anatomic Pathology Section Chief at

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 primary vaccination 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 primary 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.

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:
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Further Info:
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Biomedical Sciences
T4018 Vet Research Tower
Ithaca NY 14853