Cornell University, Section of Horticulture

Position ID:Cornell-Section of Horticulture-BAUERLEPOSTDOC [#15311, WDR-00021173]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Horticulture
Appl Deadline:2020/01/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/30, finished 2020/05/13)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021, or before their start date if after December 8.

Position title: Postdoctoral Associate

Location: School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Description and Responsibilities:

The laboratories of Dr. Taryn Bauerle and Dr. Johannes Lehmann at Cornell University invite applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in the area of rhizosphere ecology and plant water relations. The postdoctoral associate will conduct field and lab based research using new imaging technologies to examine plant root exudates and soil carbon dynamics as part of a funded project on rhizosphere water and carbon dynamics.

Division of time:       40% Data gathering in both field and lab based research scenarios

                                   25% Data analyses

                                   35% Manuscript and grant proposal writing

This position will not supervise others.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in plant ecophysiology, plant science, soil science, environmental microbiology, or related discipline(s) completed by start date. Excellent English communication skills are expected.  The candidate should have documented expertise in root exudates, soil biogeochemistry or microbial ecology focusing on plant-soil interactions and/or spatiotemporal patterns of chemical and biological properties in the rhizosphere.

Preferred Qualifications:

Other preferred qualifications include- experience in conducting field-scale experiments, ability to work both independently and collaboratively, ability to formulate creative, hypothesis-driven projects, and a strong record of publications.

To apply: To apply please send (1) CV, (2) a description of current and future research interests, (3) copies of the two most important publications, and (4) the names and contact information for at least three references to and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via the website

This position is available starting January 1, 2020 (negotiable). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position in filled. The initial appointment is for one year with renewal possible. For specific questions, please contact Dr. Taryn Bauerle,

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Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
134 Plant Science Building
236 Tower Road
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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