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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 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.
The Papadimitriou lab, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is seeking an exceptional candidate for Research Associate. The Papadimitriou lab studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression during brain development. The candidate will pursue an exciting project on this topic as part of a collaborative multi-team effort at Cornell University, exploring the evolution of transcription factors that regulate cellular diversification in the brain and their misfunction in autism spectrum disorder and childhood neurodevelopmental disorders.
This position allows the candidate to work on cutting-edge research with a multi-disciplinary team of developmental biologists, computational biologists, and neuroscientists. The position offers opportunities to work with other projects in the laboratory involving mouse models and brain organoid systems.
Anticipated Division of Time
Support Research Lab Work (75%)
- Perform complex genomics and epigenomics experiments in single-cell or isolated cell preparations of neurons
- Perform computational analyses of large genomics data sets.
- Participate in microscopy and confocal imaging and data analysis.
Manuscript Preparation and Proposal Writing (15%)
- Assist with data preparation for publication in papers, grant proposals, and scientific presentations
- Assist with preparing manuscripts for publication in leading journals.
- Maintain laboratory, laboratory records, scientific equipment.
- Maintain a detailed and comprehensive laboratory notebook which clearly describes results of experiments (see Research-related duties)
Training and Professional Development (5%)
- Pursue individual professional development as determined jointly with supervisor.
- As directed, attend seminars and training to promote and communicate expertise and knowledge in lab.
- Attend weekly lab meetings and journal clubs.
Other duties and projects as assigned (5%)
PhD in developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, neuroscience, or related fields is required. Three years postdoctoral training in a related field. Must be personable, flexible, proactive, demonstrate a positive “can do” attitude, possess excellent organizational and communication skills and take pride in their work. Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff. Excellent analytical and computational skills are highly desired. Experience with single-cell experimentation and analysis is a plus.
The candidate will be required to supervise both graduate students and undergraduates in the laboratory.
Please apply via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/24264
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Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified.
CALS hiring range for this title is $65,000 - $72,700.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Life. Changing.
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$45,700.00 - $91,000.00
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.
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