The De Vlaminck lab at Cornell University is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills, and an interest in immunology, infectious disease or precision medicine. This will be a two-year appointment, with possible extension based on performance.
The research in the De Vlaminck lab is concerned with the development of genomics-based medicine technologies to study and diagnose immune and infection related disease in humans.
Research opportunities are available in one of three areas: 1) Exploiting the phenomenon of circulating cell-free DNA, small fragments of DNA that can be isolated from blood and urine, for the monitoring of a wide range of diseases and conditions, including infection and immune-related complications. 2) Monitoring of immunotherapies via single-cell RNA sequencing technologies, including technologies developed in house, and 3) The development and application of methodologies for spatial mapping of complex microbial communities. These research directions are supported by multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The candidate will conduct innovative research with both a strong wetlab (molecular biology) and dry lab (computational biology) component. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out impactful research, and to disseminate this research to the research community via conference contributions and journal presentations. The candidate will carry out research with at the highest technical and ethical standards and candidate will be responsible for communicating key results to collaborators, including clinician scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health. The candidate will maintain excellent working relations with the graduate students and postdoctoral associates in the lab.
The candidate will be supported with a competitive postdoctoral salary. We offer excellent working conditions in state-of-the art facilities. We provide opportunities to learn about advanced microscopy, cell-free DNA and single-cell sequencing techniques, and data visualization. The option to learn about translational research will be provided.