Postdoc in 1) Immunity to Mycobiota or 2) Computational host-mycobiota interactomics, WCM, NYC

New York City, New York
April 09 2018
Mycobiome fellow
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions are available in the Jill Roberts Institute for Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City. The laboratory of Dr. Iliyan D. Iliev is looking for a recent Ph.D graduates with a strong background and expertise in one of the following area:

Position 1: Immunology with focus on mucosal, vaccine or cancer immunology

Position 2: Computational biology with focus on metagenomics/transcriptomics, fungal genetics, and/or metadata integration and analysis

Highly motivated individuals with interests in the field of mucosal, vaccine or cancer immunology, host-microbiome interactions, fungal microbiota and/or computational biology are welcome to apply. The lab studies the interaction between commensal fungi and bacteria and how this interplay influence immune homeostasis, microbiota or diseases of inflammatory and neoplastic origin (Science 359 (6372): 232-6 (2018); 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 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 in vivo modeling, deep tissue imaging, flow cytometry, pyrosequencing platforms, computational biology and access to rare gut mycobiota-centered datasets. The lab has close collaborations with other research programs in the institute investigating immunity and microbiota to translate research findings into mechanisms of human disease. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of scientists and will have an opportunity to develop and contribute to basic science and translational research projects that are currently undergoing within the lab.


Position 1
• Ph.D. in immunology with specific focus on mucosal, vaccine, neuro or cancer immunology                                                                                                            

• Advanced expertise in flow cytometry, mouse models of inflammation, cancer or neuro-inflammation, and previous work with tissue resident cell populations is required
• Familiarity with microbiology and/or microbiome analysis tools is preferred

Position 2
• Ph.D. in computational biology or related field

•Background in microbial ecology or biology is a plus

•Expertise in computational methods, tools and databases utilized in genomic and genetic data analysis

• Programming skills in R, Python, and C/C++ or equivalents and experience with high performance cluster computing queuing systems, and experience with data visualization using R and/or Python

•Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data, and communicate results in a clear, concise manner

Please send a curriculum vitae, brief description of research accomplishments, list of publications (published and “in preparation”), and the names of three references into a single document to, email subject title: Mycobiome fellow. Applications that do not fulfil the above requirements will not be considered.

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