Cornell University, Department of Molecular Medicine

937 27129
Position ID:Cornell-MolecularMedicine-POSTICHIKAWA [#27129, WDR-00043161]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate – Ichikawa Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biochemistry
Appl Deadline:2024/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/06, listed until 2024/08/06)
Position Description:    


Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Saki Ichikawa’s Laboratory
Department of Molecular Medicine
Cornell University



The Ichikawa lab at Cornell University’s Department of Molecular Medicine is actively seeking collaborative and enthusiastic postdoctoral researchers. We welcome applicants with strong expertise in Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry, or Proteomics.


The successful candidate will engage in exciting research projects focused on unraveling the molecular mechanisms by which post-translational modifications impact fundamental biological processes, mainly through interactions with E3 ubiquitin ligases.


Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a research team. Responsibilities include contributing to writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals, participating in ongoing collaborations, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students on laboratory equipment and techniques. Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, well-organized, and possess outstanding oral and written communication skills and a strong work ethic.


We are committed to creating an inclusive, supportive, respectful, and empowering laboratory environment in the Ichikawa Lab. Our goal is to foster a deep engagement in innovative scientific endeavors, promoting a culture of collaboration and continuous learning for all members.



  • Ph.D. in Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Organic Chemistry, or a related field. 


Application Procedure

Interested candidates should email the following documents to Prof. Saki Ichikawa at


1. Cover letter that describes the candidate’s interest in this position.

2. Curriculum Vitae.

3. Short summary of prior research (up to 2 pages).

4. Contact information for three references.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The salary range for this position is $56,484-80,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

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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.

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Contact: Saki Ichikawa, 607-253-3654
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