Cornell University, Microbiology & Immunology

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Position ID:Cornell-M&I-POSTDOCV [#19826]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate (VanderVen)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Microbiology / host pathogen biology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/09/28, listed until 2022/03/28)
Position Description:    

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Effective January 1, 2022, all new Cornell hires, regardless of role and work location, must be fully vaccinated and present proof of an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccination or have a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption. Failure to demonstrate compliance with this requirement prior to the first day of work will result in the delay of employment with Cornell and may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

A Postdoctoral Associate position is open in the VanderVen lab to study TB host pathogen biology for drug discovery. Our group focuses on chemical and genetic approaches to probe M. tuberculosis pathogenesis and the interactions with immune cells. In particular, we are interested in understanding how M. tuberculosis persists and replicates in macrophages in order to define new weaknesses and drugs that enhance current Tuberculosis treatments. By integrating chemical and genetic approaches, our work sheds light on new aspects of basic biology and we translate these findings into early stage drug candidates. Our research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. More information about research in the VanderVen Lab can be found at The candidate will be expected to have expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or bioinformatics to conduct research investigating host-microbe interactions in immune cells primarily using the mouse system. The initial appointment is for a year with the opportunity to extend based on performance. Anticipated Division of Time: 80% Research, 15% Data Analysis, 5%Writing

Requirements: Ph.D in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular biology, Microbiology, or related fields. Prior experience working in BSL3 or conducting RNAseq analysis is preferred but not required.

Application: The following documents must be uploaded when applying through Academic Job Online, please include: • CV • Statement of research interests • contact information for three references • statement of diversity

Review of applications will be immediate and continue until the position is filled.

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:
Cornell University
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
C5 173 Vet Med Center, Box 5
Ithaca, NY 14853

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