Post-doctoral Position in Dendritic Cell Biology and Antigen Presentation

Weill Cornell Medicine
New York City, New York
October 05 2018
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Post-doctoral Position in Dendritic Cell Biology and Antigen Presentation

The laboratory of Dr. J. Magarian Blander at Weill Cornell is seeking post-doctoral candidates to study antigen presentation in murine and human dendritic cells. Please refer to our most recent work on this topic.

Specific projects include:

  1. Define the pathways of antigen presentation of commensal microbiota-derived peptides by intestinal epithelial cells and dendritic cells.
  2. Delineate the endocytic traffic and innate Toll-like receptor signals that regulate cross-presentation.
  3. Characterize cross-presentation during infection with viruses that evade CD8 T cell activation.

A PhD or equivalent in Immunology or Cell Biology is required. Relevant backgrounds include signal transduction, vesicular and membrane traffic, myeloid cell biology, and antigen presentation. Technical expertise in two or more of the following areas is highly desirable: multi-parameter flow cytometry, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, genome editing in primary cells, and confocal/high resolution fluorescence microscopy.

The successful applicants will benefit from unique university environment and unparalleled scientific opportunities provided by the collaborative Tri-Institutional research programs of Weill Cornell Medical College, The Rockefeller University, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Please send a CV, research statement, and contact information of three references to Dr. Blander (

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.

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