Cornell University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Position ID:Cornell-Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-POSTDOCBABONIS [#21484, WDR-00030590]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/03/22, finished 2022/11/18)
Position Description:    

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Postdoc Position in the Babonis Lab at Cornell University

Open until filled

The Babonis Lab in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University seeks to hire a highly motivated postdoc to work on the cellular, molecular, and developmental biology of cnidarians (corals, sea anemones, jellyfish). The Babonis Lab is interested in understanding the origin of taxon-specific traits (novelties) across levels of organization. Primary areas of interest in the lab currently include: the functional diversification of cnidocytes (stinging cells), the emergence of specialized animal secretory cell types, the evolution of stem cell identity, and the origin of novel genes. The Babonis Lab uses a broad range of taxa and techniques for interrogating the evolutionary and developmental drivers of novelty and provides a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment to support exploratory studies and maximize opportunities for discovery. For more information on our interests, visit:

To qualify, applicants must have a Ph.D. (or be close to earning one) and expertise in molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry. The ideal candidate will also have significant experience with transgenesis, functional genomics and genome editing (including CRISPR/Cas9 technology), gene delivery techniques (e.g. microinjection, electroporation), and expertise in DNA and RNA sequencing and analysis.

The position will be appointed initially for 1 year with the option to renew pending satisfactory performance and available funding. Salary is commensurate with NIH standards.

To apply, please submit a current curriculum vitae, a 1-page statement of research interests detailing experience with the required and preferred techniques, and contact information for two professional references. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Cornell University
Corson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853