Cornell University, Molecular Biology & Genetics

Position ID:Cornell-MBG-POSTDOC_KE_AILONG [#18715, WDR-00026235]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Molecular Biology
Biology / Genetics
Appl Deadline:2021/09/30 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2021/05/27)
Position Description:    

College of Arts and Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

 
POSITION: Postdoctoral Associate
 
STARTING DATE: October 1, 2021
 
LOCATION: 
Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850

SUMMARY:   This grant-supported postdoctoral position involves developing CRISPR-based genome editing.
CRISPR-based genome editing.   BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:
  1. Candidates are expected to have published at least one first-authored paper in a reputable journal and hold a Ph.D. degree before arrival.
  2. Strong background and experiences in single particle cryo-EM (or X-ray crystallography), is capable of carrying out macromolecular structure determination independently.
  3. Strong background and experiences in biochemistry, preferably in nucleic acid biochemistry.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A NIH-funded postdoc position is available in Ailong Ke’s Lab at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. The main theme of the lab is to understand the underlying mechanism of RNA-guided processes inside cell. Projects for postdoctoral training typically involve nucleic acid biochemistry, cryo-EM based structure determination, and further functional validation in vivo and in vitro.  
Please visit our laboratory and departmental web sites for research and publication details (Molecular Cell Cell. 2019 Jun 6;74(5):936-950. Science. 2018 Jul 6;361(6397). Nature. 2017 Oct 5;550(7674):137-141. Cell. 2017 Jun 29;170(1):48-60Nature. 2016 Feb 25;530(7591):499-503.). Jul 6;361(6397). Nature. 2017 Oct 5;550(7674):137-141. Oct 5;550(7674):137-141. Cell. 2017 Jun 29;170(1):48-60 2017 Jun 29;170(1):48-60Nature. 2016 Feb 25;530(7591):499-503.). Feb 25;530(7591):499-503.). 
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experiences in biochemistry and cryo-EM (or X-ray crystallography). There is routine access to 200 and 300 keV electron microscopes. The trainee will interact on a day-to-day basis with
peers in the areas of genome editing and single molecule biophysics. We aim to provide an interdisciplinary training environment to efficiently convert high-resolution mechanistic understandings to novel genome editing applications.  
QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates are expected to have published at least one first-author paper in a reputable journal and hold a Ph.D. Please send your CV, list of publications, and referee
contact list to are expected to have published at least one first-author paper in a reputable journal and hold a Ph.D. Please send your CV, list of publications, and referee
contact list to ailong.ke@cornell.edu before July 31, 2021 for consideration.   SALARY: $ 53,760   SUPERVISION: Dr. Ailong Ke   SUPERVISION EX
ERCISED: None
Application Procedure: 
Submit online to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18715 a Curriculum Vitae, a Research Plan, 2 references, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(1 page). Administrative questions can be addressed by Joan Olson: jmo237@cornell.edu
Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities, and genders. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell understands the needs of dual career couples, which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which assists dual career searches. Visit http://www.hercjobs.org/ to
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Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here. This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. EEO Statement: Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize
a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.



Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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