Job Openings-BME

The Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who can foster a welcoming climate for all students. The University also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples, has a Dual Career program, and is a member of the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium to assist with dual career searches. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Current openings:

  • Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Research Position (adult heart valve mechanobiology): Butcher Lab
  • Postdoctoral Research Position (heart valve morphogenesis): Butcher Lab
  • Postdoctoral Researchers (engineering the microbiome): Brito Lab
  • Postdoctoral Researchers: Schaffer-Nishimura Lab
  • Postdoctoral Researchers (immunotherapy and cell engineering): Singh Lab

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. The main campus in Ithaca sits at the southern tip of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. The Ithaca area offers a small-town lifestyle with the cultural and culinary qualities of larger cities, including the Moosewood Restaurant known for the first vegetarian cookbook. The climate of the region provides for a range of outdoor activities including boating/sailing, swimming, mountain biking and hiking in summer, to skiing and ice-skating in winter. 

The Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering is located in the College of Engineering on Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, New York, with strong collaborative ties to the College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Our global presence includes College of Medicine campuses in Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, and the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City. 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Current Job Openings

  • Assistant Professor

    Ithaca, NY
    Posted:

    Assistant Professor

    The Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University invites applications to fill a Tenure-Track Faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The applicant’s research area is open to all outstanding candidates. Applicants with expertise in drug delivery, biomaterials/tissue engineering, or systems/synthetic biology with applications in neurology, cancer or infectious disease are particularly encouraged. Applicants must have an earned doctorate in engineering or in a closely related field, with a publication and training record commensurate with growth as an independent investigator.

    Fundamental and applied research, and translational development are supported by an extensive network of centers and institutes including the Cornell Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism, Cornell Neurotechnology NeuroNex Hub, Cornell Center for Materials Research, Cornell Nanoscale Facility, Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science and the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences.

    All applicants must submit a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, research and teaching vision statements, a statement addressing your commitment to inclusion and diversity in research, teaching and service, and contact information for at least three reference letter writers. Applications must be received by November 15, 2018, to receive full consideration. Application materials must be submitted electronically at Academic Jobs Online.

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  • Postdoctoral Research Position (adult heart valve mechanobiology): Butcher Lab

    Butcher Lab
    Posted:

    Applications are now being sought for a postdoctoral research position to study mechanisms by which mechanical forces coordinate heart valve homeostasis and disease pathogenesis. Our team has developed novel 3D in vitro engineered tissue models of heart valve tissues enabling mechanistic investigation of emergent multi-cellular phenomena. These include novel test beds for applying mechanical forces to complex 3D tissues as well as the ability to measure local anisotropic biomechanical changes during tissue remodeling. We also test these mechanisms in vivo with unique animal model systems and in human tissues. We have developed a rich collaborative network of molecular geneticists, computational biologists, and clinicians.

    This is an NIH funded position that is further scaffolded by a variety of training grants in the space, as well as access to a unique blend of advanced engineering and life science technologies, intellectual expertise, and professional development resources. The lab is supported by grants from the NIH, NSF, and NY State. Our lab has trained and mentored over a half-dozen tenured and tenure track faculty in the US and overseas.

    Ideal candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree with experience in molecular biology, computational modeling, and/or 3D culture mechanobiology. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with a statement of their professional interests, a full CV and a list of three references with complete contact information to

    Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with a statement of their professional interests, a full CV and a list of three references with complete contact information to:

    Jonathan Butcher, PhD
    jtb47@cornell.edu
    Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 
    www.butcherlab.com

    Cornell University is located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, known for its wines, craft beers, and unique blend of outdoors and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Cornell cherishes its diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Postdoctoral Research Position (heart valve morphogenesis): Butcher Lab

    Butcher Lab
    Posted:

    Applications are now being sought for a postdoctoral research position to study mechanisms by which mechanical forces control embryonic morphogenesis in the heart and its valves. Cornell University has a long history as a pioneering innovator of optical physics based technology for biomedical applications. Our team has developed novel multiphoton-guided photoablation technology to non-invasively perturb developing embryonic heart structures in live embryos, and quantitatively assess their downstream hemodynamic and biological response. We further have developed experimental tools directly measure the local changes in mechanical properties of embryonic soft tissues in situ, as well as computational analysis platforms to quantify these on a global scale. We integrate this information with more controlled mechanistic studies using engineered tissue models of morphogenesis, quantitatively analyzing the biological response on a number of length scales.

    This NIH funded position will pursue one or more of the following broad research goals: 1) Elucidate the in vivo mechanobiological regulatory network governing embryonic heart morphogenesis via localized hemodynamic perturbation in vivo, 2) Determine the interrelationships between growth factor signaling and mechanical stimulation in the normal and abnormal development of cardiac tissues. 3) Integrate the global and local biomechanical and molecular datasets in developing embryonic hearts towards a multi-scale computational model of valve and/or outflow tract morphogenesis.

    Ideal candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree with experience in live animal imaging, computational modeling, and/or 3D culture mechanobiology. Experience with cardiovascular and/or developmental biology is a plus.

    Interested candidates should forward a cover letter with a statement of their professional interests, a full CV and a list of three references with complete contact information to:

    Jonathan Butcher, PhD
    jtb47@cornell.edu
    Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 
    www.butcherlab.com

    Cornell University is located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, known for its wines, craft beers, and unique blend of outdoors and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Cornell cherishes its diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Engineering the Microbiome

    Brito Lab
    Posted:

    Seeking experimental or computational postdocs interested in engineering the microbiome (Brito Lab)

    The Brito lab at Cornell University's Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering works in the area of systems biology of the human microbiome. The lab is developing new technological methods to capture additional genomic information than what is currently available using metagenomic shotgun approaches. It is also engaged in engineering the human microbiome to achieve specific therapeutic outcomes. The lab focuses on a range of questions from basic science to those more translational in nature, and works with clinical collaborators at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Cornell Veterinary School, as well as collaborations across campus.

    The Brito Lab is looking for talented postdocs to fill two open positions for postdoctoral researchers interested in investigating mechanistic linkages between microbes and human health outcomes. Postdoctoral candidates can have an experimental or computational background, or both. One of the positions will be focused on engineering—any experience with synthetic biology or biomaterials is a plus. There are a range of projects in the lab relating to: clinically relevant populations (i.e. inflammatory bowel and neutropenic patients); environmental transmission of organisms and antibiotic resistance; genetic engineering of bacteria; and international research related to the microbiome. The lab strives on the diverse backgrounds of students and postdocs (e.g. microbiology, biomedical engineering, computational biology and genetics). Start dates are flexible, but could be as early as this Fall or Spring. Interested late-stage graduate students or recently-obtained PhDs, should send Ilana Brito (ibrito@cornell.edu) a cover letter and CV. Promising candidates will be invited for an interview.

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Immunotherapy and Cell Engineering

    Singh Lab
    Posted:

    Singh Laboratory: Immunotherapy and Cell Engineering Laboratory

    Two new postdoc positions in immune and cancer cell engineering: Candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas, consider applying: #biomaterials, #cell #signaling, #immunology, #cancer biology, and #epigenetics. Email your CV and cover letter to AS2833@cornell.edu.  Candidate will have an opportunity to work closely with collaborators at Cornell immunology and Weill Cornell Medicine. 

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  • Postdoctoral Researchers

    Schaffer-Nishimura Lab
    Posted:

    Multiple positions for postdoctoral researchers in the Schaffer-Nishimura Lab.

    In the Schaffer-Nishimura Lab, we take a multidisciplinary approach to studying the in vivo cellular behaviors that underlie health and disease. We develop optics-based tools and techniques to enable detailed studies of cellular motion, interactions, and function, all in living animals. These approaches enable us to study the cellular behaviors that drive normal and disease physiology in ways not previously possible, with major research projects in neuroscience and the neurobiology of disease, cardiovascular disease, and stem cell biology.

    We have openings for talented post-doctoral researchers in several projects:

    *Advancing the use of three-photon microscopy for imaging neural activity in the brain and spinal cord of mice and using this approach to elucidate the neural activity patterns that encode limb motion while walking over simple and complex terrain.

    *Developing optical methods to record activity from large ensembles of individual neurons using spectral information from multiple variants of genetically encoded voltage and calcium indicators, with applications in both neuroscience research and neuroprosthetics.

    *Understanding age-related deficits in how the stem cell niche recovers from damage using time-lapse, in vivo, multiphoton microscopy of intestinal crypts through abdominal windows in mice.

    *Using in vivo imaging to study the causes and consequences of microvascular blood flow disruptions in animal models of neurodegenerative disease, with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic approaches.

    The SN Lab fosters a highly interdisciplinary and diverse research environment, with current lab members coming from six continents and having research backgrounds that include physics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience, physiology, and medicine. We encourage applications from researchers with physics, engineering, or other quantitative backgrounds who are interested in learning to apply their skills to biological problems, as well as from researchers with a life science or biomedical research background who are interested in learning to use state-of-the-art optical approaches to elucidate cellular behaviors. Candidates must have completed a PhD in a relevant field by the start date. Positions are available now, but we will have some flexibility for start dates. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to Nozomi Nishimura (nn62@cornell.edu) and Chris Schaffer (cs385@cornell.edu). The most promising candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. 

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