The Baker Institute is a free-standing research unit of Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine and maintains its own campus of laboratories, animal facilities, and support services. We regularly have openings for staff, postdoctoral fellows and associates, visiting scientists, veterinary students, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
For open faculty, staff, and research positions at the Baker Institute, visit Cornell’s Office of Human Resources website and search for “Baker Institute”.
Postdoctoral Fellows and Associates
Between 10 and 20 postdoctoral fellows and research associates work at the Baker Institute at a time. Postdoctoral opportunities exist in all laboratories. Applicants should contact potential faculty sponsors directly.
Baker Institute has a long history as a site for short- and long-term sabbatical leaves for scientists from around the globe. The Institute offers a limited range of on-site housing and a pleasant working environment. Contact individual faculty members or the Institute director.
There are several opportunities for veterinary students to participate in research externships or summer fellowships at the Baker Institute. If you are interested in a research externship, contact prospective faculty members directly.
Three fellowship programs, the Leadership Program, the Havemeyer Fellowship, and the Veterinary Investigator Program, also offer veterinary students positions at the Baker Institute:
Individuals interested in applying for graduate study (M.S., Ph.D., dual DVM-Ph.D.) at the Institute must apply through the Office of Graduate Education, College of Veterinary Medicine and the Graduate School, Cornell University. Most of the Institute's 10-15 graduate students are enrolled in the fields of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Immunology, or Physiology.
Opportunities for undergraduates include employment in animal care, laboratory maintenance, and laboratory research. Educational opportunities in both independent studies and honors thesis research are available. Interested individuals can contact faculty members directly or send inquiries to BakerInstitute@cornell.edu.
The Baker Institute faculty participate fully in the tutorial-based curriculum of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and they also teach or co-teach the following undergraduate and graduate courses:
VTMED 6723 - Veterinary Medicine in Developing Nations
VTMED 6735 - Conservation Medicine
VETMI 7000 - The Biology of Animal and Plant Viruses
BIOMS 3150 - Basic Immunology
VTMED 6222 - Canine and Feline Medical Genetics
VETMI 7250 - Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
BIOMS 4090 - Principles of Virology
Search Cornell’s course descriptions.