International Engagement Postdoc

Employer
Cornell University
Location
Ithaca, New York
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience.
Posted
December 08 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

International Engagement Postdoc

Leading quantitative genetics lab at Cornell University is hiring a postdoc level scientist who will serve as a senior lead of international engagement. We are looking for strong skills in bioinformatics and an interest in connecting basic science with applied plant breeding to adapt to and combat climate change.

Join Ed Buckler and his group at Cornell University and help develop models based in genomics, molecular biology, and large-scale field evaluations to understand field performance and adaptation. We have a history of bridging quantitative genetics and genomics and applying this knowledge to improving crops with the aim of reducing hunger and environmental impact. Crop genomics is at a key moment, where the technologies to design crops (genomic selection and genome editing) have never been more powerful. However, to effectively apply these technologies, we must first improve our capacity to integrate functional variants into their regulatory and physiological networks. We are looking for researchers wanting to tackle these important problems of modeling chromatin, expression, translation, protein-protein interactions, and enzyme activity in order to connect these molecular changes to a wide range of phenotypes.

The Senior Lead of International Engagement will be a highly visible person central to the success of ILCI (a USAID-supported integrated agricultural research and delivery program) and the Buckler Lab breeding efforts.

The successful candidate will lead the deployment of genomics and genotyping platforms (i.e., working with existing service providers) for a wide range of crops including cassava, maize, sorghum, tubers, and legumes. The application of genomic selection has, until recently, mostly focused on major crops and livestock, but the technologies are allowing all species and breeding programs to take advantage of it. The thoughtful integration of genomic selection can accelerate breeding efforts to increase the rate of genetic gain and create novel healthy, nutritious, and sustainable crops for many markets globally.

This person should have advanced genomic skills to design, develop, analyze, and support different genomic datasets and facilitate the deployment of the data to breeders across the world. This person will also be responsible for defining the reference assembly strategy, whole-genome sequencing, and genotyping approaches and contracts with vendors. Participation in weekly meetings and annual visits required.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV to Sara Miller at sara.miller@cornell.edu.

 

 

 

Apply for International Engagement Postdoc

Already uploaded your resume? Sign in to apply instantly

Apply

Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Resume must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb


Upload from your computer

Or import from cloud storage

Your Supplementary Documents must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, .txt, .rtf, and no bigger than 1Mb


4000 characters left

Marketing Communication

We'd love to send you information about Jobs and Services from Science Careers by email.

All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.


When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named recruiter, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on Science Careers you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please email us.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs