Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-PADNSMEHTA [#21247, WDR-00030091]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Division of Nutritional Sciences
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Engineering
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/02/22, finished 2023/05/27)
Position Description:    

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

Postdoctoral Associate – Division of Nutritional Sciences 
Cornell University 

The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University seeks a Postdoctoral Associate to focus on the development of novel point of need technologies that include lateral flow assays for nutrition, infection, and cancer in human samples, and quantification of nutrients as well as food safety/toxicology/mycotoxin testing in food samples. The candidate will be part of the Mehta Research Group (, and the project builds on our NutriPhone and FeverPhone technology ( and related work. 

The prospective applicant must be highly organized, personable, and motivated to work with others in a group setting that includes graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will have a role in a collaborative enterprise with a team of biomedical engineers, global health professionals, infectious disease experts, as well as local partners throughout India, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. Additional opportunities in global health and for entrepreneurship may also be possible, depending on the candidate’s interest. 

This is a renewable one-year appointment depending on satisfactory job performance and availability of funding. 

The candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related area of science or engineering. 

Preferred Requirements 
Interested applicants should submit: (1) CV, (2) Statement of Research Interests, (3) Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and (4) Contact information for three references, at the following link:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Cornell University
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853