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Postdoctoral Associate - Soil and Crop Sciences

Cornell University

Job Description

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 apply.

 


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The 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 apply.


The 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.


Position
:

Seeking outstanding individual to assist with research and project management in the Thies Soil Ecology Laboratory. The position is located in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences within the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) at Cornell University. Research aims to strengthen understanding of the interaction between biochar particles and soil and the functionality of key soil exoenzymes. Effects of biochar on gene expression, and changes in soil bacterial and fungal communities and the enzymatic capacity of the soil community in response to biochar amendment in different soils. The incumbent will coordinate research, gather, manage and analyze data, write articles and reports, support teaching activities, and supervise undergraduate research students.


Anticipated Division of Time

Statistical analyses, writing, and publishing scientific articles 20%

Project management and coordination 30%

Laboratory and growth chamber experimentation and data collection 40%

Teaching activities 5%

Mentoring graduate students and other team members 5%


Position Requirements:

Successful candidates must have a PhD degree in Microbiology, Genomics, Ecology, Agronomy, Soil Science, or related discipline. Strong analytical and scientific writing skills and competency in genomics analyses are required. Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a diverse, interdisciplinary team are essential. Interest and experience in soil ecology-biochar interactions and enzyme activity analyses are desirable.


Appointment:

Position is initially a 1-year, full-time appointment, with the option for extension contingent on funding, available work, and successful performance. The position is anticipated to start immediately or will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Benefits package is included.


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, research and/or extension statement, contact information for 3 references and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via Academic Jobs Online at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23824. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is selected.

If additional information is needed please contact Janice Thies at jet25@cornell.edu


School of Integrative Plant Science:

Incoming postdocs will join a collaborative and interdisciplinary community on the main campus located in Ithaca, NY. The Section of Soil and Crop Sciences (http://scs.cals.cornell.edu/) is part of Cornell’s School of Integrative Plant Science

(http://sips.cals.cornell.edu/) at College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (https://cals.cornell.edu). 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.

 


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EEO Statement:

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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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. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

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