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Postdoctoral Associate

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Not specified
Closing date
Mar 25, 2023

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Postdoctoral Associate

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY



LOCATION: Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850


Position Function:

The Papadimitriou lab at Cornell University is looking for a highly motivated individual to study brain development using cutting-edge technologies. The goal of this funded project is to uncover the chromatin regulatory functions of two genes implicated in risk for autism spectrum disorder. Approaches used will incorporate mouse models and human iPS derived cells and organoids. An applied goal of this study is to characterize the phenotypes of autism patient variants in chromatin regulator genes.


This position requires a qualified scientist with skills in molecular biology, neurobiology, and genomics. The scientist will be expected to generate genome-wide data on chromatin state and transcription factor binding, in isolated populations of cells or single-cell resolution.  This position also requires data analysis and drafting manuscripts that describe and discuss the results.


Anticipated Division of Time:

80% The postdoctoral associate will dedicate most of his/her/their time conducting laboratory research and data analysis; specifically with the goal of understanding the function of chromatin regulator proteins implicated in autism risk during brain development


10% Writing research papers and progress reports


5% Assist with writing new grant applications


5% Professional Development



Ph.D. in molecular biology, neuroscience, or genetics, and skills in genomics and computational biology is required.



Dr. Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou


Supervision Exercised:

Dr. Markenscoff-Papadimitriou will be supervising the research. The postdoctoral associate will do some mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students assisting with the research project.



Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Research Background and Interests, and Contact Information for three people who can provide professional references. Additionally, a Statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion.


All components of the application must be submitted through this application portal:


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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

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