Cornell University, Microbiology & Immunology

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Position ID:Cornell-M&I-PDRA [#22308]
Position Title: Postdoctoral/Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Structural Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/11, finished 2023/01/09, listed until 2023/01/10)
Position Description:    

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

A Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate position is available in the Flyak laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Cornell University. A candidate will drive a fully funded structure-based vaccine discovery project.

At the Flyak lab at Cornell University, we study human antibody response to viral pathogens. We are currently focused on discovering the main principles of effective antibody response to the highly genetically diverse Hepatitis C virus - a leading cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer. The candidate will use cross-disciplinary immunology and structural biology tools to dissect human antibody response to Hepatitis C virus. More information about research in the Flyak Lab can be found at

The candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and first author publication(s) accepted in a peer-reviewed journal(s). Desirable candidates will also have good experience with biochemistry, protein purification, and X-ray crystallography. Prior experience with single particle cryo-EM is preferred but not required. Excellent verbal and written English language skills are required.

Cornell University (Ithaca) is located in upstate New York in the scenic Finger Lakes region and is home to world-renowned restaurants, a wide array of cultural events, and extensive outdoor recreation opportunities. Cornell University offers competitive salaries and benefits.

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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
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853