UNIVERSITY JOB TITLE: Postdoctoral Associate (full-time; 100% FTE)
STARTING DATE: ASAP
LOCATION: Department of Microbiology
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
SUMMARY: Located within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, this full-time, 100% FTE, academic position will be in Dr. John Helmann's Research Laboratory in Cornell University's Department of Microbiology. The core function of the position will be to conduct research on Bacillus subtilis stress responses. Ongoing projects are focused on bacterial responses to stresses related to host-microbe interactions, including cell envelope stress responses, intrinsic mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, and metal ion homeostasis.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY: The Department of Microbiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University has eleven active research laboratories. It serves as the home Department for the Graduate Field of Microbiology (with >40 affiliated faculty members) and provide a center of expertise for numerous aspects of microbial biology. The faculty and staff offer numerous advanced courses for both undergraduate and graduate level students. Research within the Department is focused on Prokaryotic Biology and Environmental Microbiology and includes specific expertise in molecular genetics, gene regulation, genomics, microbial cell biology, bioremediation, symbionts, pathogens, and ecosystems.
The Postdoctoral Associate position will contribute to at least one of the active projects involving the study of Bacillus subtilis stress responses Approaches may include molecular genetics, bacterial physiology, genomics and biochemistry. The Postdoctoral Associate will also be responsible for maintenance and operation of analytical instrumentation necessary for completion of research projects, and provide insight into emerging opportunities that will facilitate or expedite research.
This is a full-time, 100% FTE appointment dependent on funding availability, performance and continued alignment of the candidate with the research group's goals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research in Bacillus subtilis stress responses (80%)
Conduct independent or collaborative research on Bacillus subtilis stress responses
Laboratory maintenance (5%)
Maintain key analytical instrumentation necessary for analysis.
Maintain standard operating protocols (SOPs).
Maintain supplies of consumables necessary for daily operation of key instrumentation and processes. Place orders as needed.
Publications and presentations (15%)
Prepare oral and written progress reports and contribute to the writing of manuscripts.
Ph.D. in Microbiology or related field
Demonstrated experience and strong publication record in microbiology or related field.
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
SALARY: commensurate with experience
SUPERVISION: Supervised by Dr. John Helmann, Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology
Supervision Exercised: The postdoctoral associate may assist in advising
beginning graduate students, undergraduate students and visiting scientists.
To Apply: Please send a statement of interest, CV and the names of at least two reference firstname.lastname@example.org
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