Cornell University, Microbiology & Immunology

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Position ID:Cornell-M&I-LEIFERPD [#24367]
Position Title: Post Doc - Leifer Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Immunology
Salary Range:$56,484 - $75,000
Appl Deadline:2023/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/02/20, finished 2023/10/24, listed until 2023/08/20)
Position Description:    

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

A postdoctoral position is available in the Leifer Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University. The lab focuses on innate immune receptor signaling and regulation using a variety of techniques from signal pathway analysis in primary human and mouse macrophages and dendritic cells, and cell lines, to whole animal models of disease. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and their crosstalk with other signaling pathways is a current area of ongoing research.


We seek highly motivated candidates with experience in cell biology, signaling, innate immune receptors, flow cytometry, molecular biology, and lab animal handling experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must and bioinformatics experience analyzing -omics data is a plus. This individual will work on currently funded projects as well as carve out their own project in TLR signaling regulation. There are also multiple opportunities to engage in ongoing collaborative projects.


Cornell University is located in Ithaca New York. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage.  Cornell is a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. The Leifer Lab is housed at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell where there are opportunities to perform both human and veterinary research. Find out more at our website


If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter describing your research experience and career plans, as well as a CV and list of references to:

Cynthia Leifer, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Cornell University
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
C5 173 Vet Med Center, Box 5
Ithaca, NY 14853