Cornell University, Animal Science

Position ID:Cornell-Animal Science-PDASSOC1 [#21490, WDR-00030537]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate (Animal Science); Ithaca, New York
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Nutrition
Molecular Biology
Biotechnology
Microbiology
Appl Deadline:2022/06/30 11:59PMhelp popup* (posted 2022/03/23, listed until 2023/05/09)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Associate
Enzyme Research and Development
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.

CALS 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.

The Department of Animal Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs on the biology and management of food, laboratory, and companion animal species. Our research programs advance our understanding of animal biology and address local and global issues facing animal industries today. Our goals are to discover and develop new techniques and information to benefit animals, agriculture, and human health.

What You Will Do

We are looking for two (2) Postdoctoral Associates for developing novel enzymes to improve global nutrition security and environmental sustainability. These positions will be supported by the Dr. Xinliang Li (B. S., Hunan Agricultural University; M.S., Sichuan Agricultural University; Ph.D., Washington State University, and Postdoc., University of Georgia) Research Fund.

The selected candidates will perform their postdoctoral research in a well-established and highly active molecular nutrition laboratory with prior success in developing bacterial phytases for the global feed industry. We are seeking highly motivated, ambitious, and creative individuals with strong Ph.D. training in biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology, nutrition or closely related fields. Your responsibilities include:
  • Literature review and research plan writing: 10%
  • Perform research, data analysis, and result summary: 70%
  • Research paper preparation and publication: 20%

What We Need
  • Ph.D. and training in biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology, nutrition, or closely related fields.
  • Full skill set of gene cloning, construct preparation, protein expression and characterization, and genetic engineering.
  • Experience and knowledge in industrial enzyme production systems, bioinformatics, and proteomics.
  • Strong work ethic, excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to work well within a team environment.
Supervision Exercised
Candidates will have opportunities to help supervise undergraduate and graduate researchers in the lab.

This is a full-time position and will be located in Ithaca, New York.  This is a 1-year appointment with possible extension.  Future possible extensions depend on funding and performance.

Rewards and Benefits
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
  • We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits.

To apply: Please apply via Academic Jobs Online
(https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21490)

Qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion via the website.

Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified. For more information, please contact Dr. Xingen Lei at xl20@cornell.edu.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Life. Changing.

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.

Employment Assistance: If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity at voice (607) 255-3976, fax (607) 255-7481, or email at owdi@cornell.edu. For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting. Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce 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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
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Cornell University
Department of Animal Science
149 Morrison Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853