Cornell University, CALS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-POSTDOCHARVELL [#23288, WDR-00033850]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Drew Harvell
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Friday Harbor, Washington 98250, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Appl Deadline:2023/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/14, listed until 2023/01/31)
Position Description:   Remote  

Today is the last day you can apply for this position; no new applications will be accepted after 2023/01/31 11:59PM US Eastern Time.

Academic Job Description 
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Postdoctoral Associate 

Position Function: 
Disease Ecology/Microbiome Postdoc! Come join an incredible collaborative team with the power to do experimental host-pathogen work on disease transmission with a cultureable marine pathogen. Full-time position in a National Science Foundation Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) funded project, focused on understanding controls on Eelgrass Wasting Disease. The EEID project includes experimental lab, field and modeling components and 4 different postdoc positions. This postdoc position is focused on experiments to test the role of the eelgrass microbiome in disease resistance and controls on disease transmission and will be resident at Friday Harbor Laboratories for all or part of the year. 

Anticipated Division of Time: 
The Postdoctoral Associate will spend approximately:
  • Running lab experiments and field surveys (60%)
  • Data Analysis/Mentoring (20%) 
  • Writing and reviewing papers (20%). 

Required Qualifications: 
A Ph.D. in Marine Molecular Ecology or equivalent is required; must have experience with microbiomes and molecular methods to support microbiome research. Familiarity with marine ecosystem dynamics and marine or terrestrial disease processes is desirable. Applicant is expected to prepare research results for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals, make project presentations at national and international scientific meetings, and attend project-related meetings and workshops. 

The initial appointment is for one year with likely renewal for a second year, pending satisfactory review of the first year’s performance. Consideration of applicants will begin on 15 November 2022 for a start dates of March 2023. Please contact Drew Harvell ( for more information. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their relevant background and experience, a CV, a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and names and contact information for three professional references via Academic Jobs Online at the following link:

Working at Cornell University (virtually) & Friday Harbor Labs (in-person) 
As a postdoctoral associate on our team, you will join the inclusive, supportive research communities at both Cornell University and Friday Harbor Labs. Cornell University provides terrific support for postdocs, with a wide range of virtual, weekly seminars, workshops, journal clubs, and programs for professional and personal development. There are also research resources available at Cornell, like the Genomics Facility, and opportunities for grant-writing, student mentoring, and teaching. Our Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology encompasses scientists from all over the world, and strives to make science diverse and inclusive for everyone. Our department is especially welcoming and supportive of postdocs working remotely! Friday Harbor Labs is a world-renowned marine research station, located on the picturesque San Juan Island, Washington. This is a terrific place for hands-on marine research, with a number of wet lab spaces with sea tables, easy access to coastal habitats, molecular and ocean acidification labs, and a vibrant, congenial community of scientists. When working at FHL, you will be among students, resident postdocs, and researchers from around the world. Outside of work, the scenic island is the perfect place for hiking, biking, and other outdoor adventures.

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