Postdoctoral positions in computational host-mycobiota interactions in human diseases, The Iliev Lab, Weill Cornell Medicine, NYC

    22/05/2021 01:00 - Europe/Athens
    Not funded by an EU programme
    United States, New York
    Weill-Cornell Medical College
    Iliev Lab

Computational postdoctoral position in host-mycobiota interactions in diseases with intestinal component is available at Weill Cornell Medicine, NYC; https://ilievlab.weill.cornell.edu/.The laboratory of Dr. Iliyan D. Iliev is looking for a recent Ph.D. graduate (or computational specialist for the RA position) with a strong background and expertise in computational biology and broad interests in one of the following fields: immunology, cancer, microbiome, fungal genetics, inflammatory bowel disease, respiratory diseases, early life immune & microbiota development. The lab studies the interaction between commensal fungi and host immunity and how this interplay influences immune homeostasis, microbiota or human diseases with intestinal component (Cell, in press; Cell Host Microbe. 2020 doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2020.12.00; Cell Host & Microbe 27(5):823-829 (2020); Cell 183(2):411-428 (2020); Science 359 (6372): 232(2018); Science 365(6452): eaaw4361(2019), Cell Host & Microbe 24(6) 847-56 (2018); Nature 491(7422):119-24; Science 336(6086):1314-7; Cell Host & Microbe 19(6):865–73; Nat. Rev. Immunol. 14(6):405-16).

Specific projects will be discussed with potential applicants depending on their interests and specific expertise. Projects are centered around several main themes (not in specific order) with focus on fungal microbiota, immunity and human disease: computational mycobiome-centered tools development; mycobiome- centered human disease datasets integration and analysis ( several diseases with proven or suspected fungal component) ; innate and antibody-mediated immunity; early life immune development and disease predisposition; fungal genetics; diseases of inflammatory origin: IBD and allergic airway disease; gut-mediated systemic immunity with focus on gut-lung & gut-brain axis.

We provide excellent scientific and collaborative environment within our interdisciplinary laboratory https://ilievlab.weill.cornell.edu/, the Jill Roberts Institute for research in IBD and Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional campus, state of art research facilities, extensive disease cohorts, expertise in disease modeling, computational biology and access to rare gut mycobiota-centered human datasets. The lab has close collaborations with other research programs nationally and internationally, investigating immunity and microbiota to translate research findings into mechanisms of human disease.


Ph.D. in a field related to computational biology or a related field. Experience with high performance cluster computing systems, handling large datasets, quantitative background or expertise in tool development is a plus but not required. R and/or Python, some level of programming skills C/C++ , Python or equivalent is a plus. Some experimental background and understanding of current sequencing platforms or some level of assay development understanding is a plus.

Applicants are encouraged to submit 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 iliev[at]med.cornell.edu


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