Cornell University, CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics-POSTDOC [#22585, WDR-00033222]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, NewYork 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Genetics
Computational Biology
Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline:2023/07/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/01, finished 2023/09/22, listed until 2023/07/28)
Position Description:    

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Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

POSITION:  Postdoctoral Associate 

LOCATION: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics Biotechnology Building Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 

Position Function:
This position requires an experienced scientist with state-of-the-art skills in molecular biology and molecular genetics and genomics. The scientist will use these tools to investigate transcription regulation in higher eukaryotes. The scientist will be expected to generate genome-wide data on transcription and protein-DNA interactions. This position also requires that the scientist be capable of analyzing this data and providing initial drafts of manuscripts that describe and discuss results. 

Anticipated Division of Time: 
80% - The postdoctoral associate will dedicate most of his/her time to laboratory research and data analyses, working specifically on the goal of understanding the interactions and functions of large molecular weight complexes that transcribe and regulate genes.

10% - Writing research papers and progress reports that come from this research.

5% - Assist with giving lectures and teaching; and in helping to develop new grant applications.

5% - Professional Development 

Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or genetics, and skills in genomics and computational biology is required. 

John Lis will be supervising the research. 

Supervision Exercised: 
The postdoctoral associate will do some mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students work on the associate’s project and related projects. 

Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Research Background and Interests, and Contact Information for three people who can provide professional references. Additionally, a Statement of contribution, to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All components of the application must be submitted through this application portal: ;

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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:
email address
(607) 255-2317
526 Campus Rd
107 Biotechnology Bldg
Ithaca, NY 14853