Cornell University, School of Integrative Plant Science – Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics

Position ID:Cornell-School of Integrative Plant Science – Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics-POSTDOC [#23867, WDR-00034454]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Genetics / Plant Molecular Genetics
Plant Biology
Appl Deadline:2023/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/11/29, listed until 2023/03/31)
Position Description:    

Section of Plant Breeding & Genetics
School of Integrative Plant Science 
Postdoctoral Associate Position

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates 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, education, 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, physical, and economic well-being. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments, and their communities both in New York state and around the world. 

Position Function
Seeking an outstanding individual to assist with research in Dr. Liu and Dr. Sorrells’ labs to: 
• Develop vectors and constructs for wheat transformation 
• Evaluate phenotypic performance of various wheat lines under different abiotic stress conditions 
• Develop strategies to evaluate and characterize mineral-nutrition-use efficiency in crop plants 
• Conduct, analyze, interpret, and report research 
• Supervise technical staff/students 
• Present results in the form of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presentations at scientific meetings 

Anticipated Division of Time 
Lab Research 70%
Writing 25%
Other 5% 

• Ph. D. in plant molecular biology, genetics, development or a related discipline is required. 
• Expertise in molecular biology, gene cloning, and biotechnological approaches. 
• Experience with quantitative genetics and GWAS approaches will be a plus. 

Supervision Exercised 
This position may supervise technical staff and students. 

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and a research statement, contact information for 3 references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via Academic Jobs Online at the following link: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected.

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.

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:
Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics
School of Integrative Plant Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853