Position Descriptions are listed below.

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Full Position Descriptions:

Postdoctoral Associate position in Nutritional Genomics and Precision Nutrition

The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University seeks to fill an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Associate position in Nutritional Genomics and Precision Nutrition. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree, and a record of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas: nutritional sciences, biological sciences/genetics, computational biology, public health, epidemiology or medicine. This position is ideal for a candidate who is committed to a research-focused career in Nutrition and Genetics. Research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Patricia A. Cassano in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Qualifications  

  • PhD/MD or equivalent degree at time of appointment.
  • A record of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas: nutritional sciences, biological sciences/genetics, computational biology, public health, epidemiology or medicine.
  • Commitment to a research-focused career in Nutrition and Genetics.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to becoming an independent scientist. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

This position will include interactions with a collaborative mentoring team comprised of investigators at Cornell University, RTI International and Boston University spanning expertise in nutrition, genetics, epidemiology, epigenetics and statistical genomics. Opportunities are available for professional development in teaching, grant writing, scientific communication, and leadership. This position is available beginning on December 1, 2020.

Application procedure: Please apply through Academic Jobs Online (job 17152), and include a cover letter, your CV, a statement of research interests, a statement of diversity and three reference letters (to be submitted through AJO by the reference writers). Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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Postdoctoral Associate position in health informatics, bioinformatics, and big data

Assistant Professor Victor Zhong at Cornell University’s Division of Nutritional Sciences is seeking applications from strong candidates for a Postdoctoral Associate position. This Postdoctoral Associate will lead data management and analysis for the two projects recently funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the goal of estimating prevalence and incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in people aged <45 years. These projects will use electronic health record data (including unstructured clinical notes) from multiple US health systems, with a total size of ~10 million patients. The Postdoctoral Associate will also lead and participate in other projects in the Zhong lab that aim to advance our understanding of the etiology, progression, and management of cardiometabolic diseases, using prospective cohort data and omics data. The Postdoctoral Associate will contribute to project development, grant writing, study implementation and management, data analyses and manuscript writing as well as mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The postdoctoral associate will be able to take full advantage of training, education, and mentorship opportunities offered through Cornell University.

Qualifications  

  • PhD/DrPH/ScD/MD or equivalent degree at time of appointment.
  • Strong knowledge in health informatics, bioinformatics, data science, epidemiology, or related areas. 
  • Application of diverse methods, including but not limited to machine learning, natural language processing, bioinformatics, and epidemiological methods, to analyzing big data.
  • Experience with cluster computing and statistical software (e.g., R, SAS). 
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to becoming an independent scientist. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

Appointment: This is a two-year full-time appointment. Award of the second year is contingent upon performance in the first year. The appointment may be renewed for any period up to three years (max: 5 years in total). A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Fringe benefits will be included. The position is based at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. However, the Postdoctoral Associate has an option to work at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, for a temporary period of six months, up to one year.

Application procedure: Please apply through Academic Jobs Online (job 17138), and include your CV, a cover letter describing why you are interested in the lab, a statement of diversity and names of 3 references. Applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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.