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School of Integrative
and Plant Microbe Biology Section
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
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 Huberman lab in the Plant Pathology and
Plant-Microbe Biology section of the School of Integrative Plant Sciences at
Cornell University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position
starting spring 2022 on a project entitled “Identifying fungicide mode of
action using high throughput functional genomics”. This project aims to use
massively parallel screens and transcriptional profiling to identify the
genetic mechanisms involved in responding to fungicides. We will work in two
fungi with unique genetic and genomic tools available: the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa and the oleaginous
yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides . The
Huberman lab uses tools ranging from classical genetics to high-throughput
screens combined with molecular and cell biology to answer questions about how
fungi respond to environmental stimuli. For more information on the lab: https://blogs.cornell.edu/huberman/ .
Specific key responsibilities include:
Performing and optimizing cell and molecular microbiology, genetics, and
genomics experiments to test hypotheses
Analyzing high-throughput sequencing data using standard and custom
Writing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals
Communicating with collaborators internal and external to the lab
Participating in lab meetings
Presenting original research at conferences
Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
Anticipated Division of Time
Lab research 65%Data analysis 20%
Mentoring graduate and
undergraduate students 5%
PhD with a strong background in molecular microbiology and genetics (or related
discipline) is required. Experience working with eukaryotic microbes,
bioinformatic tools, and programming in python is helpful but not required. The
ability to work in teams, as well as an ability to work independently, is
This position may
Applicants should submit
a cover letter that addresses the requirements above, and include a statement
of your research interests, a curriculum vitae, a
statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion , and the names and contact
information for three references via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20851 .
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supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We
strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized
identities to apply.
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