Cornell University, CVM Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-PMDS-POSTVKONIG [#23466, WDR-00034038]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate - Calf Health and Veterinary Medicine
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Veterinary Medicine
Appl Deadline:2022/12/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/26, finished 2023/01/26, listed until 2022/12/20)
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Postdoctoral Associate - Calf Health and Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Taika von Königslöw’s Laboratory
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Located in Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University is a bold, innovative, inclusive, and dynamic teaching and research university where staff, faculty, and students alike are challenged to make an enduring contribution to the betterment of humanity. Cornell University is one of the largest and most diverse institutions in the Ivy League. We are a community of 22,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members representing more than 80 countries and hundreds of disciplines—global cultures, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked consistently as one of the best veterinary colleges in the nation, the College's strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas; the achievements of its faculty, staff, alumni, and students; and its commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

We are pleased to offer a 1-year postdoctoral position opportunity in the laboratory of Dr. Taika von Königslöw with possible extension depending on funding and performance. The goal of our research is to establish a dynamic profile of health risk over time in dairy calves using precision livestock technologies and biomarkers. In this applied program, we aim to optimize calf health by integrating novel livestock technologies in disease detection and intervention strategies. This will involve development, testing, and validation of precision technologies and intervention strategies in dairy calves under a variety of management conditions. The candidate will design, coordinate, and perform field studies and prepare manuscripts for high impact scientific journals and will have opportunities to present and publish scholarly work at local, national, and international venues. This position is supported by the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture (CIDA) and is available immediately.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in the data sciences with software programming skills in STATA, SAS, R Statistical Software, or others and a strong publication record. Experience with artificial intelligence in epidemiology or agriculture is desired but not required. A post-graduate degree (PhD, DVSc, DVM, or equivalent) in veterinary, animal, or the biological science is desired but not required. The position will require work with dairy calves on commercial dairy farms in the upstate New York region. Ideally, the candidate feels comfortable working with livestock in a dairy farm setting. The ideal candidate will enjoy working and communicating with a multi-disciplinary team of academics, clinical experts, and students at Cornell University.

Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.

Informal inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Taika von Königslöw ( To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your background, interests, and career goals, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. All application materials should be submitted electronically through Academic Jobs Online:

Cornell is located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Cornell University is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. Commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion has been Cornell University’s heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.  We welcome candidates who are equally committed to these values and who will strengthen our climate by fostering diversity and inclusion.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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Ithaca, NY 14853