Cornell University, Department of Food Science

Position ID:Cornell-Food-PDANT [#13530]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Neurodevelopmental Toxicology
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Molecular Biology
Food Science / Toxicology, neuroendocrinology, analytical chemistry
Appl Deadline:2019/06/27 (posted 2019/04/03, listed until 2019/06/27)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Associate – Neurodevelopmental Toxicology 
Department of Food Science 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, NY

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.


Position Function
The postdoctoral associate hired under this position is expected to lead research efforts associated with neurodevelopmental toxicology and chemical food safety in Dr. Motoko Mukai’s laboratory. Mukai lab uses transgenic zebrafish as model systems to study the effect of toxic compound in foods and environment, to understand molecular mechanisms underlying adverse effects of EDCs on reproductive axis and to develop high-throughput screening tools. A highly-motivated individual with interests in these topics is encouraged to apply. This is an initial 1 year appointment with possibility of renewal pending performance and the availability of funds. 
 
Summary of Job Responsibilities
Conduct research on the health effect of endocrine disruptors and their mechanism of toxicity (70 % effort)
The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for research on health effect of endocrine disruptors and other toxic compounds found in food products using zebrafish. She/he is expected to independently carry out day-to-day bench work without significant supervision of the PI using molecular biology, histology, and analytical chemistry techniques.

Supervise students in the responsible conduct of high quality research (20% effort)
The incumbent will provide advice and direction to graduate and undergraduate students doing work in Dr. Mukai’s laboratory, especially regards to laboratory techniques.

Produce manuscripts and grant proposals in cooperation with Dr. Mukai (10% effort)
The incumbent will take the majority of responsibility for manuscripts in their area of research and assist the PI in the preparation of grant proposals related to her/his research. Assistance with the publication of other manuscripts and presentations from the laboratory is also expected. 

Review of the job responsibilities will be conducted after an initial three months, and every six months thereafter, to adjust the position expectations based on programmatic needs.  

Anticipated Division of Time
Conduct Research: 70%
Supervise Students: 20%
Preparation of presentation, manuscripts and grants: 10%  

Requirements
• PhD in toxicology, neuroendocrinology, analytical chemistry, or molecular biology
• Extensive knowledge and/or experience in molecular biology techniques are required.
• Additional experience in imaging, immunohistochemistry, analytical chemistry techniques using HPLC, LC/MS/MS, GC/MS/MS etc. (particularly dealing with unknown compounds), and risk assessment will be considered an asset.
 • Candidates must have good English oral/written communication skills to be eligible. 

Application
Eligible candidate should submit a c
over Letter that contains research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, the names and contacts of three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion via the website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13530.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
foodscience.cals.cornell.edu
email
607-255-1835
 
Department of Food Science
M10 Stocking Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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