Cornell University Post Doc Associate Vacancy – Apply Online

Cornell University Post Doc Associate Vacancy – Apply Online

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University embraces diversity and strongly encourages individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply. 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.

They seek a motivated individual with a strong research background in plant molecular biology and genetics to characterize and edit apple genes of great horticultural and economic importance.

Job Title: Post Dr Assoc

Major responsibilities will include:

1) Conducting experiments to characterize apple genes, such as genetic marker analysis, gene expression, gene subcellular localization, protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions, promoter assays, and others;

2) Working closely with an apple transformation specialist to design and construct CRISPR/CAS constructs to edit apple genes.

3) Quantifying apple tree growth and fruit quality in greenhouse and/or orchard;

4) Analyzing data and drafting manuscript for peer-reviewed publications;

5) Supervising seasonal undergraduate researchers.

The position is available immediately. The initial appointment of the position will be for one year and renewable depending on performance and funding.

Anticipated Division of Time:

In accordance with the five responsibilities listed above, the successful candidate is expected to devote his/her time as follows:
• Responsibility 1): 40%
• Responsibility 2): 10%
• Responsibility 3): 5%
• Responsibility 4): 40%
• Responsibility 5): 5%

Eligbility Criteria:

Ph.D. in plant biology, genetics, or related field. Research experience in model plant systems is desirable. Must be able to work independently, devise appropriate hypotheses and experiments, and learn new skills as appropriate. Strong writing and communication skills are favored. Preference will be given to those already showing outstanding leadership, demonstrated maturity, and organizational skills.

Application Procedure:

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply online at Academic Jobs Online at with a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and names and contact information for three references.

The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who through their work will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the community. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found.

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