Cornell University, Baker Institute for Animal Health

Position ID:Cornell-Baker-POSTDOC [#22304, Travis/Cohen]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biogeochemistry
Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/10/24 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/11, listed until 2022/10/24)
Position Description:    

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 public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. 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.

A post-doctoral associate position is available in the lab of Drs. Roy Cohen and Alexander Travis. The successful candidate will use multidisciplinary approaches including cell and molecular biology, enzyme biochemistry and nanotechnology to develop an innovative platform for a rapid point-of-care (PoC) diagnostic technology.

The successful candidate will join our fast-paced collaborative team to execute sophisticated biological experiments, towards the development and production enzyme-based, ultra-rapid diagnostic tests to be utilized in a series of studies regarding stroke, head injuries (stroke and concussion) and cancer.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in related fields. Strong technical background in biochemistry, enzymology, assay development, and/or recombinant protein production. Effective written and verbal communication skills are essential for participating in our multi-disciplinary team. Strong work ethic, attention to detail, enthusiasm, and ability to work in a team are required.

Full-time, two year appointment (renewed annually) 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, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.

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.

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