Cornell University, CALS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-POSTDOCASSOC [#13821]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Starting Date:2020/01/01
Appl Deadline:2019/07/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/05/30, finished 2019/09/25)
Position Description:    

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Chemical Ecology at Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University. Information on the Agrawal Lab can be found at

This position is part of a NSF project testing hypotheses about phytochemical diversity, specificity of chemically-mediated interactions, and impacts of milkweed’s cardiac glycosides on insect physiology and fitness. Substantial room for creative directions are possible as part of this project. Research will be in the laboratory and field, based on interactions between specific plant toxins and their impact on root-feeding beetles, leaf-feeding caterpillars, and seed-feeding bugs. Experience with mechanistic approaches in chemical ecology and a strong conceptual foundation in evolutionary ecology is desired. We seek a highly interactive and collaborative scientist. 

Please upload a single cover letter / statement of interest (2 pages max), CV, list of references, diversity statement (1 page, including your experiences, efforts, and future plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion), and 2 publications by 15 July 2019 to Inquiries can be directed to Anurag Agrawal, at Ideal starting time would be January 2020, the position is for one year, renewable for a second.

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Further Info:
CALS Surge Facility
525 Tower Road
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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