Cornell University, School of Integrative Plant Science - Section of Plant Biology

Position ID:Cornell-PlantBiology-POSTDOCFRANK [#21095, WDR-00029817]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Plant Science
Plant Biology
Appl Deadline:2022/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/02/02, listed until 2022/05/31)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Associate
Plant Biology Section
School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ithaca, NY

 

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
A postdoctoral position is available to study the genetics and genomics of plant grafting in Dr. Margaret Frank’s Lab at Cornell University. Plant grafting has been used for over two millennia to improve plant performance, enhance abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, and optimize plant architecture. The Frank lab investigates the mechanisms of local- and long-distance communication that underlie these agriculturally beneficial, grafting-induced traits.

Anticipated Division of Time
Lab Research 45%
Field Research 15%
Writing 20%
Analyzing Data 10%
Mentoring 10%

Requirements
PhD in Plant Biology or related discipline. Prior experience with plant grafting is not required. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for designing independent, hypothesis-driven as well as exploratory “big data” projects that deepen our understanding of graft biology. The candidate is expected to contribute to a productive group setting and demonstrate the capacity to take on challenging questions, acquire new research skills, and follow through with proposed projects. A prior record, demonstrating the ability to coordinate collaborative research is highly desirable. The Postdoctoral Scholar is expected to present their results through the preparation and publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts and by presenting at local and internationally-recognized conferences. The ideal candidate will have expertise in Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Comparative Genomics, or a related field.  The Frank Lab is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive research environment. Interested applicants are encouraged to look at our lab website before applying: https://www.franklab-cornell.org/

Term
One year term, renewal continent on funding, available work and performance.

Supervision Exercised
This position may supervise students.

How to Apply:
A letter of interest in the position, C.V. a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion and contact information for three references should be submitted on-line via Academic Jobs Online.

Review of applications will begin February 21st and continue until the position is filled.

 

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Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
https://www.franklab-cornell.org/
email
 
412 Mann Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853