Cornell University, CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics

Position ID:Cornell-CALS Molecular Biology and Genetics-POSTDOCLISR01 [#22587, WDR-00033205]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Computational Biology
Appl Deadline:2023/04/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/01, listed until 2023/04/28)
Position Description:    

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853

POSITION: Postdoctoral Associate 

LOCATION: Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 
Biotechnology Building 
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

Position Function:
This position requires an experienced scientist with state-of-the-art skills in molecular biology and molecular genetics and genomics. The scientist will use these tools to investigate transcription regulation in human cells, and in particular, the structure and mechanisms of regulatory enhancers. A secondary, applied goal is to use this information to identify enhancer variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The scientist will be expected to generate genome-wide data on transcription and protein-DNA interactions. This position also requires that the scientist be capable of analyzing this data and providing initial drafts of manuscripts that describe and discuss results. 

Anticipated Division of Time: 
80% - The postdoctoral associate will dedicate most of his/her/their time to laboratory research and data analyses, working specifically on the goal of understanding the structure and functions of regulatory enhancer elements that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

10% - Writing research papers and progress reports that come from this research.

5% - Assist with giving lectures and teaching; and in helping to develop new grant applications.

5% - Professional Development 

Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or genetics, and skills in genomics and computational biology is required. 

John Lis will be supervising the research. 

Supervision Exercised: 
The postdoctoral associate will do some mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students work on the associate’s project and related projects. 

Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Research Background and Interests, and Contact Information for three people who can provide professional references. Additionally, a Statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion. 

All components of the application must be submitted through this application portal:

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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:
526 Campus Rd
107 Biotechnology Bldg
Ithaca, NY 14853