Postdoctoral Scientist ( Microbiome, Mycobiome, Mucosal Immunology)

New York City, New York (US)
February 13 2017
Host-Mycobiome Interactions
Position Type
Full Time

Two Postdoctoral positions are available at the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in IBD at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City. The Iliev Laboratory employs experimental and computational approaches to study the Host Associated Fungal Communities (Mycobiota) and their role in health and inflammatory diseases (Cell Host & Microbe 19 (6): 865–73; Science 336(6086):1314-7; Nat.Rev.Immunol. 14(6):405-16; Nature 491(7422):119-24). The successful candidates will work on the analysis of host-associated fungal communities by integrating metadata, fungal ITS, bacterial 16S, metagenomics datasets generated in house or through collaborations with international research consortia, or/and will model host-mycobiota interactions using in vivo models (including gnotobiotic mice), mucosal immunology and microbiology approaches.   

Highly motivated recent graduates with interests in the field of microbiota, host-microbiome interactions, mucosal or fungal immunology are welcome to apply. Experience in microbiome (16S, metagenome or metatranscriptome) data analysis, microbial genomics, library preparation, python or R is required for Position 1. Experimental approaches to study the microbiome, training in immunology, experience with in vivo models of disease and flow cytometry is requited for Position 2.

The successful candidate will benefit from excellent scientific and collaborative environment within the Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional campus, state of art research facilities, and expertise in immunology, mycology, flow cytometry, imaging and computational biology. The lab has close collaborations with other research programs in the institute investigating mucosal immunity and microbiota to translate research findings into mechanisms of human disease. Current projects bring together experimental biologists, immunologists, computer scientists, microbiologists, and clinicians.

Applicants may contact Dr. Iliyan Iliev; and submit curriculum vitae, brief description of research interests and accomplishments including list of publications (published and “in preparation”) and contact information of 3 references all in a single PDF file.