Cornell University, Molecular Biology & Genetics

Position ID:Cornell-MBG-POSTDOC1 [#22877, WDR-00033576]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Molecular Biology
Biochemistry / Biophysics
Appl Deadline:2022/12/17 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/21)
Position Description:    

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College of Arts and Sciences
Cornell University 
Ithaca, NY 

POSITION: Postdoctoral Associate 


LOCATION: Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850 

SUMMARY: This grant-supported postdoctoral position involves in developing CRISPR-based genome editing.

1. Design and conduct research on CRISPR-Cas3 and CRISPR-Cas9 based genome editing experiments in mammalian cells, informatically analyze the editing outcome using PCR and deep sequencing methods.

2. Additional responsibility may involve RNA guide design and biochemical purification of RNA-protein complexes.

3. Play a major role in analyzing the resulting data, publishing significant findings in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting the results at professional meetings. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: A postdoc position is available in Ailong Ke’s Lab at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experiences in genome editing and high-throughput analysis. The preferred skill set include tissue culture handling, informatics, and solid molecular biology and biochemistry skills. The trainee will interact on a day-to-day basis with peers in the areas of structural biology and single molecule biophysics. We aim to provides an interdisciplinary training environment to efficiently convert high-resolution mechanistic understandings to novel genome editing applications. Please visit our laboratory and departmental web sites for details of our recent research and publications (Molecular 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):48-60. Nature. 2016 Feb 25;530(7591):499-503.). This is a one-year term position, renewable depending on funding, available work, and performance. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates are expected to have published at least one first-author paper in a reputable journal and hold a Ph.D.



APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, research and/or extension statement, contact information for 3 references and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via Academic Jobs Online at the following link: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected. 

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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Further Info:
Molecular Biology & Genetics
107 Biotech Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853