Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-DNS-PDOCBIOINFO [#27207, WDR-00043537]
Position Title: Post Doc Associate, Nutritional Sciences
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biology / Molecular
Data Science / Computational Biology
Salary Range:$56,484 to $80,000
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/02/22, updated 2024/02/21, listed until 2024/08/21)
Position Description:    

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Post Doc Associate, Nutitional Sciences
College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

The O’Brien lab is seeking to welcome a postdoctoral research associate to the group who specializes in bioinformatics and computational biology with experience analyzing microbiome sequencing datasets.  This researcher would work across multiple projects that aim to understand the precise mechanisms that define how diet (vegetarian or non-vegetarian) shapes the development of the gut microbiome and Fe absorption in human clinical research studies.  Main responsibilities would include processing, analyzing, and interpreting sequencing data from gut microbiome samples, data organization, manuscript preparation and the potential to follow up on observations in research models depending on the interest of the individual. 

As an individual contributor you will model and support a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellbeing and continually seek to understand how your role, behaviors, and actions impact the success of this culture.

Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Proficiency in one or more additional programming languages (e.g., Python).

·         Experience with techniques in molecular biology connected with high-throughput sequencing library preparation.

Applications and materials must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online

Please upload the following materials:

1) a cover letter describing the applicant's interest, research experience, and available start date;

2) curriculum vitae;

3) a statement of research interests;

4) the names and contact information of three professional references;

5) 1-2 example scientific publications, and;

6) a description of approaches to working in a diverse community (stand alone or embedded in other application materials). We ask applicants for all faculty positions to share their experiences and/or approaches (past, current, or future) to fostering learning, research, service, and/or outreach in a diverse community.

Applications will be reviewed beginning on March 1, 2024.


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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:
Cornell University
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853