Postdoctoral Associate – Eirene
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POSITION: Postdoctoral Associate
STARTING DATE: ASAP
LOCATION: Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850
This position requires a qualified scientist with skills in molecular biology, neurobiology, and genomics. The scientist will use these tools to study the function of chromatin regulation during brain development; an applied goal is to use these studies to characterize the function of human variants associated with autism that affect chromatin regulator genes. 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
PhD in molecular biology, neuroscience, or genetics, and skills in genomics and computational biology is required.
Dr. Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou
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: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22937
$54,840.00 – $75,000.00
The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience.
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Unique applicable skills.
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