Cornell University, BEE/CALS

Position ID:Cornell-BEE/CALS-PDJUNG [#19733, WDR-00028001]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biological Systems
Biological Engineering / Biological Fluid Mechanics
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/09/23, finished 2022/12/01, listed until 2022/09/08)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate – Biological Fluid Mechanics Lab 
Biological and Environmental Engineering

Cornell University 
Location: Ithaca, New York, USA  

Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021, or before their start date if after December 8.

Position Summary 
Bio-inspired fluid lab led by Prof. Sunny Jung at Cornell University has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher. The primary project is about fluid mechanics related to Marangoni flows, but we will explore various mechanics problems inspired by biological systems. This position includes a 12-month initial appointment, available starting January 15th (2022), with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance. 

Duties and Responsibilities 
 • Advise and teach undergraduate and graduate students. Many of our projects are performed collaboratively with undergraduate and graduate students. Effective communications and relevant trainings for the students are required. (35%)
 • Developing a new project in bio-fluid mechanics using the wind + water tunnel. (25%) 
 • Writing and publishing peer reviewed research papers (25%) 
 • Writing proposals for external funding for research projects. (15%) 

 • A PhD degree in mechanics or physics or a closely related field Preferred Skills 
 • Strong experimental skills 
 • Deep understanding in theoretical mechanics
 • Computer programming 

How to Apply 
Applications and Starting Date: Anticipated start date is as soon as possible. 
Applications including a CV, a statement of teaching experience and pedagogy development, research interests, and the names of at least three references should be submitted to the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering. Applications will be reviewed starting October 3 and will be accepted until this position is filled. A statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion is also required, please submit your application via Academic Jobs Online at the following link:

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, heir environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.

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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:
106 Riley Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-5701