Postdoctoral Associate Position in Chronic Disease Genomics
Division of Nutritional Sciences
We are seeking a postdoctoral associate to join an NIH-funded project
team studying gene by environment interactions in chronic disease. Human genome
studies continue to identify novel insights into chronic disease, leading to
opportunities for disease prevention and health promotion. The successful
applicant will have a doctoral degree (PhD) in Human Genetics, Epidemiology,
Biostatistics, Bioinformatics or related field or a MD, DDS, or DVM degree
combined with training in human genetics or epidemiology at the PhD or Master’s
levels (or equivalent) is/are required. Training in nutritional
sciences is desirable. A curriculum vitae reflecting scientific productivity in
epidemiology, human genetics, heart, lung, and/or blood phenotypes and/or
biomedical sciences is required.
This position is ideal for a candidate who is committed to a
research-focused career in the genetics of chronic disease in human
populations. Research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Patricia A.
Cassano in the Division of Nutritional Sciences in collaboration with a
mentoring team comprised of investigators at Cornell University and RTI
International spanning expertise in nutrition, genetics, epidemiology,
epigenetics and statistical genomics. The post-doctoral environment is designed
to advance the training, career development, and professional growth of the
post-doctoral associate. The post-doctoral associate will work with
mentors and collaborators in the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in
Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium in authoring publications, making
presentations at scientific and/or professional meetings, and developing grant
support. This position is available immediately.
individuals must apply through Academic Jobs Online (AJO)Cover Letter
A Statement of Research Interests
Statement of Diversity
Three Reference Letters (to be
submitted through AJO by the reference writers)
must submit the following items:
in advance of application should be directed to Professor Patricia A. Cassano
at firstname.lastname@example.org .
will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning June 1, 2021.
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