Cornell University, CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics-RA [#17112]
Position Title: Research Associate_Amnon Koren
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cellular and Molecular Biology / Cellular and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline:2020/10/30 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2020/10/23, updated 2020/10/08)
Position Description:    

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 Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 
Cornell University Ithaca, NY 

POSITION: Research Associate

STARTING DATE: January 4, 2021 

LOCATION: Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics Biotechnology Building Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850

SUMMARY: This Research Associate position involves computational research and related professional activities concerning genetic variation in human DNA replication timing.

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY: Perform computational analysis of whole-genome DNA sequence, DNA replication timing, and genotype data of thousands of people. 


Research (95%) The primary role of the Research Associate is to engage in innovative research designed to characterize the genetic basis of human DNA replication timing. This includes analyzing whole-genome next-generation DNA sequence data and DNA replication timing data of thousands of people, generated in the lab and in collaborating labs; genome-wide association with genetic variants; identification of quantitative trait loci; and bioinformatics analyses. Expected to conceptualize, initiate, and pursue novel hypotheses and genomic explorations with a high degree of intellectual and day-to-day independence. Draft and submit multiple manuscripts for publication in top-level peer-reviewed scientific journals; present results at professional meetings, lab meetings, and conferences. Engage in ongoing academic and intellectual life within relevant scientific programs at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Interface with collaborators at other universities. 

Training (5%) The Associate will collaborate with other researchers in the lab on the project, training them in methods as needed. This is a one year term position, renewable depending on funding and performance. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, or related field, skilled in genomic and sequence data analysis. 

SALARY: commensurate with experience 

SUPERVISION: Amnon Koren, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Will supervise graduate and undergraduate student performing research on the topic of the project.

Application procedure: Submit online to a Curriculum Vitae, a Research Plan, 3 references, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (1 page). Administrative questions can be addressed by Joan Olson:

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. 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. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York State and around the world.

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
526 Campus Rd
107 Biotechnology Bldg
Ithaca, NY 14853

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