Cornell University, Research Division

Position ID:Cornell-Research Division-SRA [#15784]
Position Title: Senior Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Biology, Computational biology, Genomic/Proteomic, Genomics
Appl Deadline:2020/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/12/19, finished 2020/07/19, listed until 2020/01/31)
Position Description:    

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

The mission of the Genomics Innovation (GI) Hub is to develop and optimize novel genomics applications and collaborate widely within the Cornell research community to apply these methods to genomics research. The GI Hub is a centralized resource providing access to physical materials including reagents and instrumentation as well as protocols and technology expertise in a collaborative model.

The focus of the Senior Research Associate combines hands-on technology development of cutting-edge genomics applications as well as building scientific collaborations between the GI Hub and the Cornell genomics research community. This role requires a highly organized person with excellent scientific, multi-tasking, and mentoring skills who enjoys collaborating with other scientists as well as troubleshooting problems and testing and implementing new genomics applications. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Conceive, develop, and optimize novel open-platform applications in genomics, including combinatorial indexing approaches for high throughput and single-cell profiling methods.
  • Continuously develop and maintain strong relationships with the Cornell genomics research community, including faculty, post-docs, graduate students, scientific staff, and other collaborators.
  • Design and manage physical resources such as barcoded oligo sets and custom reagents for GI collaborations, and develop written protocols for use.
  • Develop and specify analysis requirements for novel genomics applications developed in the GI Hub.
  • Mentor and guide collaborators using GI resources, protocols, and lab facilities.
  • Assess, optimize, and analyze genomics methodologies as candidates for transfer to the TREx Facility to become fully supported genomics services.
  • Keep current on genomics trends, including attending seminars and monitoring primary literature and online resources, and represent the Genomics Innovation Hub at meetings and conferences

Employees are expected to meet all of the Cornell University Staff Skills for Success, which are essential for individual and organizational success.  Employees may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including occasional holidays, evenings, and weekends.
This is a one-year term position; reappointment will be contingent upon funding and performance.
Required Qualifications include:
  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, computational biology, or related field
  • At least 7 years of post-graduate experience
  • Experience with standard molecular biology methods
  • Experience with tissue collection, cell culture, and microscopy
  • Experience with gene expression profiling and next-generation sequencing (NGS) methodologies
  • Experience with mammalian genomics and functional genomics applications
  • Experience with experimental design, project management, and grant proposal and manuscript preparation
  • Familiarity with high-throughput molecular biology methods including multichannel pipetting and liquid handling automation
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of genomics and epigenomics applications and analytical methods
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex data professionally to varying audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to identify and troubleshoot problems and guide others
  • Excellent multi-tasking skills and ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with tact and discretion
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Works well both individually and provides leadership within a team environment

Preferred Qualifications include:
  • Experience with scientific teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and staff
  • Experience with a wide variety of genomics and epigenomics applications and analytical methods
  • Experience with a wide variety of software programs for scientific analysis and illustration
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of research areas including development, cancer, and immunology

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.

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Further Info:
144 East Ave, Room 227
Ithaca, NY 14850

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