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Staff & Academic Opportunities

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Weill Cornell Department of Genetic Medicine in New York City is recruiting for T32 postdoctoral fellowship positions to begin immediately. Multiple openings are available within cutting-edge clinical and basic research programs related to pulmonary genetic medicine. Areas of research focus include:

  • airway epithelial cell differentiation, function, and response to environmental factors such as cigarette smoke or pathogens
  • genomics and gene expression
  • gene therapy including gene replacement and genetic vaccine strategies
  • statistical genetics and bioinformatics
  • epidemiology/phenotyping

Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to perform experiments, acquire and analyze data, integrate the current literature into experimental design and manuscripts, apply for research funding, and attend and present data at departmental and national scientific meetings.

Successful candidates will join a large group of scientists and clinicians with studies that extend from the lab to the clinic.


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., or M.D.-Ph.D.) and be a U.S. citizen or green card holder, verify
research experience through authorship on high quality peer-reviewed published

To apply, please email your cover letter and CV, including "T32 Postdoc Application" in the subject line.

Interested candidates should submit their electronic application to that should include:

(1) a cover letter that clearly states the candidates area of research interest and eligible for funding (U.S. Citizen or permanent resident),

(2) an updated CV, and

(3) a list of 3 professional references who may be contacted regarding the candidate’s qualifications

For more information, please contact:

Phil L. Leopold, PhD
Associate Professor of Research in Genetic Medicine
(212) 746-2255

Postdoctoral Fellowship/Research Associate

A research position is available in the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) in New York City. This department has cutting edge basic, translational, and clinical research programs related to genetic medicine. This position will focus on gene therapy, including viral vector design, assay development, and animal model studies for selected targets. Previous experience in molecular biology is required for this position. Appointment level depends on experience.

Please see for more about the department Chairman, Dr. Ronald Crystal, and other Genetic Medicine faculty.

Interested candidates should submit their electronic application to that should include: (1) a cover letter that details U.S. Citizenship or immigrant visa status, and (2) an updated CV. For more information, please contact:

Phil L. Leopold, PhD
Associate Professor of Research in Genetic Medicine
(212) 746-2255

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

 The Physician Assistant assists physicians with the medical and administrative management of patients and coordinates clinical research trials for the Department of Genetic Medicine.


Position Activities

 * Performs medical histories and physical examinations, documents diagnosis, treatment plans, and orders in clinical patient charts; evaluates new patients and follows existing patients in the practice. Performs other diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional procedures as necessary.

* Screens and responds to clinical patient/research subject telephone calls, screens incoming laboratory data, discusses data with patients/subjects and takes appropriate action when results require prompt attention.

* Administers appropriate drugs as deemed necessary by the clinical protocols. Works with NYH Pharmacy to ensure proper handling and protocol rules are met. Responsible for various aspects of research subject treatments on protocols. Evaluates subjects as deemed necessary.

* Assists with clinical patient scheduling, including but not limited to: lab and radiology orders, insurance pre-certification (as necessary), filing of medical release form to obtain new patient medical history, setting-up procedure/examination rooms related to visit procedures and completing clinical notes.

* Assists with preparation of regulatory documentation including adverse event reports, exception requests, memos etc. for clinical studies to the IRB, CTSC, DSMB, etc.

* Assists with recruitment for assigned research trials.

* Reviews subject eligibility for clinical trials; performs medical histories, physical examinations, study questionnaires; ensures completion of screening paperwork and maintains accurate medical records.

* Ensures proper data collection and procedures; collects pre-treatment and on-study data as required; assists in interpretation of clinical data; presents data in conferences and service meetings.

* Reviews and completes protocol history sheets, flow sheets, study follow-up reports, patient evaluation forms, and other relevant forms and surveys. Enters all data into epic and other databases as needed.

Performs other related duties as assigned.



Minimum Requirements

* Professional school diploma or official transcript.

* One to Two years’ experience as a Physician Assistant.

* Current BLS (must be issued by American Heart Association). Current ACLS. Infection control Certificate. Current Narcotics DEA registration certificate.

* American Board Certificate or Letter of Certification from applicable Board.

* NYS Registered Physician Assistant (PA) license and signed current PA registration.


Highly Desired Requirements

* Previous experience working with pulmonary patients.

* Previous experience working in a clinical research setting.


Skills and Abilities

* Superior analytical and interpersonal skills.

* Demonstrate professional appearance, presentation and demeanor.

* Works effectively and in a collaborative manner with department faculty and staff as well as institutional and external representatives.

* Ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments and responsibilities, and work with minimal supervision.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands 

No additional working conditions/physical demands provided.

Research Assistant

Position Summary

Under direction, provides research, data analysis and operational support to principal investigators and research coordinators for clinical research studies

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the recruitment and enrollment of study participants. Assesses patient eligibility for inclusion in clinical trials. Ensures proper consent protocols have been followed for study participation.
  • Assists with departmental mailings, including patient medical records. Ensures accuracy of recipient contact information and location for correct delivery.
  • Conducts literature reviews and gains expert familiarity with protocols that will be used as templates.
  • Assists in creation of study database.
  • Manages and enters collected data into study database.
  • Conducts qualitative coding and thematic analysis of study data.
  • May perform statistical analysis of research data.
  • Assists in the preparation of materials, submissions and renewals to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) or IACUC.
  • Assists faculty in the preparation of grant submissions and associated documentation, which may include just-in-time documents, progress reports, routing forms, abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Performs other related duties as directed.


  • High School Diploma


Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Approximately one year of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Statistical and database management experience, including proficiency in SPSS and/or RedCap.
  • Previous clinical research experience is helpful.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology is helpful.

Licenses and Certifications


    Working Conditions/Physical Demands

    Standard office work
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    Contact Information

    Genetic Medicine 1305 York Ave., 13th Floor New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-2672 Fax: (646) 962-0380