Cornell University, CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics-POSTDOC_HANSON [#18792]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cellular and Molecular Biology / Cellular and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/01/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/06/14, listed until 2022/01/14)
Position Description:    

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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

POSITION: Postdoctoral Associate


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

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY:  A Postdoctoral Associate position is available to work jointly in the labs of Maureen Hanson and Andrew Grimson in the Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  Position to begin between June 1 and Sept 1, 2021.  The research project concerns the molecular basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a disabling illness with similarities to long COVID.  Datasets already available include metabolomics, proteomics, single cell genomics, exercise physiology, and clinical characteristics.  The postdoctoral associate will collaborate with researchers in the Cornell Center for Enervating Neuroimmune Disease (

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   The Postdoctoral Associate will analyze individual datasets from a variety of types of assays, identifying differences between parameters in patients vs. controls.  The associate will also probe multiple datasets to find any novel associations between different types of data and identify biomarkers in order to learn more about the pathophysiology of the disease. The role of the Postdoctoral Associate is 95% research/5% supervisory.

Qualifications: Candidates should have Ph.D. with a background either in computational biology, data science, or molecular biology with experience in statistical analysis.  The candidate should have good communication skills and be interested in collaborating with a research team comprised of postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and undergraduates. .

Salary: To be determined based on qualifications and experience

Supervision:  Dr. Hanson

Application Procedure: Submit online to  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:

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 seek 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.

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
526 Campus Rd
107 Biotechnology Bldg
Ithaca, NY 14853

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