Cornell University, CALS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-POSTDOCASSOC [#16527, WDR-00023456]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate: Modes and genetics of gut microbiota transmission
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Appl Deadline:2020/09/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/07/10, finished 2020/07/30, listed until 2020/09/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University 
Ithaca, NY 

Postdoctoral Associate: Modes and genetics of gut microbiota transmission  

A full-time postdoctoral position is available in the Moeller laboratory, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University. This position is funded by an NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award to study the dynamics and genetic bases of bacterial transmission in the mouse gut microbiota. 

The primary responsibilities of this position include 1) conducting field and laboratory research to meet the goals of the proposal, 2) overseeing development of field and lab sampling protocols and downstream bioinformatic analyses of data, 3) analyzing -omics data and writing manuscripts, and 4) contributing to mentoring and coordination of projects of graduate and undergraduate students involved in research. 

• Ph.D. in evolutionary biology, microbiology, genetics, or a closely related field 
• Experience with relevant literature and research methods 
• Expertise in generation and analyses of genomic and/or metagenomic datasets 
• Ability to organize and lead ongoing enclosure experiments 
• Ability and desire to work collaboratively, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and to also work independently 
• Project leadership, time management, communication, and writing skills 
• Strong record of publication 

To apply: applicants should submit their cover letter, CV, a research statement including relevant background and experiences, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as the names and email or phone contacts of three professional references to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please contact PI Andrew Moeller ( with any questions. 

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities, and genders. Diversity and Inclusion are central to Cornell University’s heritage and identity. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

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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:
CALS Surge Facility
525 Tower Road
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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