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Postdoctoral Associate

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Cornell University
Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Location: Ithaca
Other Locations: null
Postdoctoral Associate
(Academic-Exempt)
Department of Entomology
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Dr. Ann Hajek is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position to conduct studies on the European woodwaspSirex noctilio, that has been introduced to North America and the nematodes associated with it in North America. These nematodes can parasitizeS.noctilioand sterilize hosts or they can live mycophagously feeding on the fungal symbiont. Studies will include (1) use of molecular techniques to investigate nematode species and genetic variability inS. noctilioand (2) empirical as well as experimental investigations of nematode host relationships. Responsibilities will also include field work and interacting with collaborators, as well as lab work.
The successful candidate will join an integrated team of researchers committed to understanding microbial associations with insect hosts ( /).
This is a 12-month appointment which is renewable pending available funding.
Required Qualifications:
PhD in a biological discipline, expertise in basic molecular methods and both field and lab studies and a proven track record of effective research output. Prior research with fungi, nematodes and insects and with both lab and field studies are an advantage. Competitive salaries commensurate with experience and skills will be offered, as well as generous benefits.
For more than 125 years, faculty members, staff and students have been working to advance the field of insect biology and apply that knowledge to solve problems and improve lives. As one of the top-ranked entomology programs in the country, our work spans the globe and impacts human lives and the environment on many levels, influencing a broad range of disciplines.
Applications should be sent by email to Ann Hajek ( ). Please include a CV and details of three referees. The covering letter should include an explanation of how your qualifications and experience make you a good candidate for this position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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. 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 new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
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