Cornell University, Microbiology & Immunology

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Position ID:Cornell-M&I-FLYAKPD [#26352, Cornell-M&I-FLYAKPD]
Position Title: Post Doc - Flyak Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Structural Biology
Salary Range:$56,484-$80,000
Appl Deadline:2024/04/30 11:59PMhelp popup filled
Position Description:    

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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 antibody-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 tools to dissect human antibody response to Hepatitis C virus. Working with other Flyak lab members, the candidate will also contribute to the structural characterization of isolated antibodies and the development of a prophylactic HCV vaccine. More information about research in the Flyak Lab can be found at

About you: 

The candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and first-author publication(s) published or accepted in a peer-reviewed journal(s). Desirable candidates will also have good experience working with animals and excellent mammalian cell culture and flow cytometry techniques. Prior experience with single-cell immune repertoire sequencing is preferred but not required. Excellent verbal and written English language skills are required. 

About us: 

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

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 teaching, discovery, and engagement mission. 

How to apply: 

To apply, please upload the following documents through

• Cover letter briefly describing your research interest and career goals 
• Curriculum Vitae 
• Three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers upon request)

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Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

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

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:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

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