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Postdoctoral Associate Position in Quantitative Genetics
School of Integrative Plant Science – Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics in New York City, New York
 
 
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Date Posted 01/30/2021
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Position ID:Cornell -School of Integrative Plant Science – Section of Plant Breeding and Genetics -POSTDOC [#17986]
Position Title: 
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Plant Breeding
Appl Deadline:2021/02/19 11:59PM (posted 2021/01/20)
Position Description:  Apply    

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Quantitative Genetics
School of Integrative Plant Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Cornell University

The School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to conduct studies in the modeling of complex genotype-by-environment interactions and development curves.
The position will focus primarily on alfalfa, but will involve collaboration with partners working in wheat, maize, cotton, soybean and canola. The position is located in the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section.
The successful applicant is expected to apply advanced modeling techniques to phenotypic, genomic and environmental data to estimate genetic parameters related to plant responses to environmental stresses and lead all aspects of sample analyses, UAV flights and management of alfalfa trials at Cornell research stations in collaboration with the Moore Lab at Cornell.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Benefits package is included.
Anticipated Division of Time
  • Model development and data analysis: 60%
  • Field phenotyping,trial harvest and management, data management: 30%
  • Communication and coordination with collaborators: 10%

Requirements include a Ph.D. in plant or animal breeding, population genetics, statistics, computer science or computation-related fields with an interest in plant breeding applications. Ability to work as a team member, excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to present information in public forums, excellent time management and organizational skills, ability to work safely in an agricultural environment.
Preferred Skills
Mixed models, Bayesian methodology, crop growth modeling, sequence alignment and variant calling methods, proximal sensing and programing experience in R, Julia, Python, or similar programming language. Knowledge of crop management, crop genetics, and field research techniques. Operation of the UAV will require a FAA Remote Pilot Certificate (FAA Small UAS Rule Part 107).
How to Apply
Candidates should submit a statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion  via the website https://academicjobsonline.org/17986 .  The position is anticipated to start in April 2021 and the search will continue until the position is filled.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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