Cornell University, Department of Clinical Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Department of Clinical Sciences-AMR [#27803]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate-Antimicrobial Resistance
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Antimicrobial Resistance
Salary Range:$54,835-$75,000
Appl Deadline:2024/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/06/25, listed until 2024/12/25)
Position Description:   Remote  

The Cazer Lab in the Department of Clinical Sciences and the Department of Public and Ecosystem Health, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral associate in the area of antimicrobial resistance surveillance and antimicrobial stewardship.

The Cazer Lab broadly investigates the epidemiology of zoonotic and infectious diseases with computational and field studies. We are primarily interested in the development and spread of antimicrobial resistant bacteria among animals and humans. Specifically, we are developing computational, statistical, and machine learning tools to improve antimicrobial resistance surveillance in humans and animals. We work at the intersection of clinical medicine and behavioral science to create effective antimicrobial stewardship interventions for veterinary medicine.

The postdoctoral associate will work primarily on antimicrobial resistance surveillance and developing and evaluating antimicrobial stewardship interventions in animals. The primary project will be working as part of a large, multi-institutional team to develop an antimicrobial resistance dashboard, including designing dashboard tools and functionality in RShiny, and conducting qualitative studies to understand stakeholder needs and preferences. There will be opportunities to develop independently driven projects on infectious disease epidemiology. Qualified candidates will have opportunities to supervise graduate, veterinary, and undergraduate students.


•Analyze phenotypic antimicrobial resistance data to identify temporal and spatial trends, creating robust analytic pipelines

•Develop, conduct, and analyze focus groups with antibiogram end-users, such as diagnostic laboratories, veterinarians, and antimicrobial resistance experts, to understand their needs and preferences for antimicrobial resistance data analytics

•Draft manuscripts and publish results in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals

•Use best-practices for reproducible coding

•Present results at conferences and seminars

•Contribute to developing and writing grant proposals


•Ph.D. degree in Epidemiology, Microbiology, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline or a health professional doctorate (e.g., DVM, MD) with substantial experience in one of these fields. •Experience with analyzing phenotypic and/or genotypic antimicrobial resistance data. Expertise in clinical microbiology preferred.

•Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis preferred.

•Must be able to work independently and as part of a diverse, interdisciplinary team.

•Strong analytic and written communication skills are required.

•Proficiency in R is required.

This is a 1-year, full-time appointment with a potential for extension contingent on successful performance. This position is anticipated to start in the fall of 2024, and work may be conducted partially or fully remotely within the United States.

To apply, visit to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a research statement.

If you have any questions regarding this posting, please contact Dr. Casey Cazer (

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  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
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  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

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Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences
Clinical Programs Center C3-513
Ithaca, NY 14853