Cornell University, CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics-POSTDOC_NWOSU [#26453, WDR-00041141]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Cancer Biology
Tumor Immunology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline:2024/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/31, listed until 2024/02/14)
Position Description:    

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Academic Job Description 

Postdoctoral Associate Positions in the Nwosu Lab 
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 
Cornell University 
Ithaca, New York 

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 Nwosu Lab is the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, CALS. 

Position 
The Nwosu lab has positions for two postdoctoral associates. Applicants should be enthusiastic about conducting research on cancer metabolism and specifically on delineating the role of glutathione (GSH) in pancreatic cancer. The project has various multidisciplinary contexts including a link to the tumor microenvironment/immunology, tumor subtypes, transcriptional and epigenetic regulation as well as therapeutic resistance. The project will require the use of cell lines and mouse models to mechanistically determine how GSH promotes cancer and the effect of targeting the GSH pathway on tumor growth. The successful applicants will have access to various already existing data that will ensure a smooth commencement of the project. Besides research, the applicants will be encouraged to participate in career development activities within and outside the university. Salaries are set at the NIH rate. 

Anticipated Division of Time 
  • Research: 95% - the successful postdocs will apply various methods including but not limited to cell culture, gene interference, biochemical assays, testing with pharmacological compounds and mouse models to interrogate the role of GSH in pancreatic cancer. The postdocs will write manuscripts, mentor students, interact with collaborators, and adopt and optimize relevant techniques for the project where applicable. 
  • Professional development: 5% 
Qualifications 
PhD in molecular biology, cancer biology, biochemistry, tumor immunology, pharmaceutical sciences, and other life sciences is required. 

Job Requirements 
Experience in cell culture, cloning/molecular techniques, and mouse work is necessary. Basic knowledge of cancer biology is essential. Experience in cancer research and bioinformatics analysis is desirable but not essential. Candidates are expected to show experience in scholarly work as evidenced by prior grant/fellowship application or award, presentation in conferences, and or publication. 

To Apply 
Please apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26453). 
For more about the Nwosu Lab, please visit https://nwosulab.com 

Qualified candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (max 5 pages), personal statement (1-2 pages), contact information of 3 academic referees (one of whom should be the PhD advisor), and statement supporting diverse communities (1 page) outlining how, through research, teaching, service, mentoring, extension, and/or outreach, the candidate has and will contribute to support Cornell’s historical mission of “any person…any study,” via the website. 

For an informal enquiry about the positions, please feel free to contact Dr. Zeribe Nwosu (zcnwosu@cornell.edu).

Deadline 
January 31, 2024 

CALS hiring range for this title is $56,484. 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 
Life. Changing. 

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.



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EEO Statement:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, and we do not tolerate discrimination based on any protected characteristic, including race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations in accordance with applicable law. 

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff to all identities and backgrounds. We encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

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:
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Further Info:
https://cals.cornell.edu/molecular-biology-genetics
email address
 
526 Campus Rd
107 Biotechnology Bldg
Ithaca, NY 14853