Post-doctoral opportunity at Weill Cornell in New York City

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in New York City invites applications from ambitious and productive young scientists with a background in microbiology or microbial genetics to apply for a postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to study host-microbe interactions using epsilon toxin producing strains of Clostridium perfringens in mouse model systems; investigate the molecular basis of C. perfringens cellular toxicity; define structure function relationships between epsilon toxin and its receptor(s); determine the frequency of epsilon toxin producing strains of C. perfringens in human samples; and determine the characteristics of isolates from clinical samples in anaerobic culture.

The working environment under the supervision of Dr. Tim Vartanian is highly collaborative and scientifically rigorous. The Tri-Institutional area (Weill Cornell Medicine, Rockefeller University, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) is intellectually exciting, multidisciplinary, and known for its excellence in basic and translational research. They foster career development though a mentored research experience in which we establish a career trajectory, meet regularly to gauge progress, support presentations at National and International Congresses, and establish a track record in publications and grant support.

The candidate

  • will have a PhD degree in microbiology or microbial genetics
  • demonstrated scientific creativity and productivity via publication record and letters of recommendation
  • the capacity to thrive in a collaborative setting


  • proficiency in microbiology, microbial genetics, and molecular biology including molecular cloning
  • experience with anaerobic culture methods and Biological Safety Level 2 procedures
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