Cornell University, BEE/CALS

Position ID:Cornell-BEE/CALS-PDMM [#19103, WDR-00027266]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biomaterials / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/08/04, finished 2022/08/06, listed until 2022/02/04)
Position Description:    

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

Postdoctoral Associate DURATION: One-year appointment and Renewable, annual renewal for up to 3 years START DATE: ASAP LOCATION: Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering Riley Robb Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-5701 Position Description: This Postdoctoral Associate position is in the general field of biomaterials and cellular bioengi-neering under the supervision of Dr. Minglin Ma at Cornell University. The Ma research group consists of an interdisciplinary team of chemists, material scientists and bioengineers, and is fo-cusing on developing advanced biomaterials for medical and agricultural applications. Examples of applications include type 1 diabetes, hemophilia treatment and pesticide detoxification for polli-nators. Duties and Responsibilities: •Help develop new biomaterials and devices for therapeutic applications especially the treat-ment of diabetes and hemophilia. (70%) •Publish research articles in relevant peer-reviewed journals and present results at scientific meetings. (10%) •Assist the PI to develop proposals to secure external funding for research projects. (10%) •Provide guidance to graduate and undergraduate students about specific laboratory tech-niques and data analysis, as needed. (10%) Requirements: •Ph.D degree in bioengineering, chemical engineering and related fields •Expertise in biomaterials and cellular bioengineering •Reasonable knowledge in biology-material interactions (e.g. foreign body response, vas-cularization of biomaterials) Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive fringe benefit package is included. Applications and Starting Date: Anticipated start date is as soon as possible. Applications including a CV, A statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the names of at least three references should be submitted via Academic Jobs Online at the following link: Applications will be reviewed and will be accepted until this position is filled. Contact: Minglin Ma ( The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks can-didates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) 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, educa-tion. 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, phys-ical and economic well-being. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, heir environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world. Ithaca is a beautiful place to work and live Cornell University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Further Info:
106 Riley Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-5701