Cornell University, CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics-POSTDOC_BARBASH [#17999]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology / Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline:2021/07/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/01/21, listed until 2021/07/31)
Position Description:    

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Cornell University Ithaca, NY

POSITION: Postdoctoral Associate

STARTING DATE: February 2021

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

SUMMARY: This grant-supported postdoctoral position involves primary research and related professional activities associated with NIH grants on evolutionary genomics, focusing on meiotic drive detection and related areas.

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY: Conduct research in the area of evolutionary genomics, using Drosophila as an experimental system, potentially involving both laboratory and computational work, leading to publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals and presentation of results at professional meetings. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The role of the Postdoctoral Associate is 100% research. The job is to engage in innovative research related to evolutionary genetics. This will be broken down roughly as follows.

Conduct research (~35%) Screen for meiotic drivers in Drosophila populations using visible genetic markers and/or genomic methods; examine effects of candidate genes that may modulate meiotic drive.

Method optimization and development (~20%) Research and develop new methods to accomplish large-scale screening of meiotic drive.

Data analysis (~15%) Analyze data from above projects, including potentially developing new analysis methods and pipelines.

Student mentoring (~10%) Mentor undergraduate and graduate students and technicians involved in related research.

Publishing and professional activities (20%) Draft and submit multiple manuscripts for publication in top-level peer-reviewed scientific journals; present results at professional meetings, conferences, and popular seminars. Engage in ongoing academic and intellectual life within relevant scientific programs in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and other relevant units on campus.

This is a one year term position, renewable depending on funding, available work, and performance.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in genomics, molecular biology, evolutionary genetics or related field; experience with Drosophila research preferred but not essential.

SALARY: NIH minimum

SUPERVISION: Prof. Daniel Barbash

Application Procedure: Submit online to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17999 a Curriculum Vitae, a Research Plan, 3 references, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(1 page). Administrative questions can be addressed by Joan Olson: jmo237@cornell.edu.  The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University's second largest population of students, faculty, and staff. 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 see focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York State and around the world.

Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities, and genders. 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. Cornell understands the needs of dual career couples, which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which assists dual career searches. Visit http://www.hercjobs.org/ to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area.

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