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Position: Postdoctoral Associate (Department of Computational Biology)
Institution: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, New York, United States
Duties: We are seeking two Postdoctoral Associates to work on the genetic epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) at Cornell University. The project aims to develop population-genetic models and phylodynamic statistical inference frameworks and apply the developed methods to whole-genome sequencing data with its associated metadata for studying evolutionary processes and disease transmissions of Mtb. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in Bayesian inference methods. However, there is flexibility regarding the theoretical approaches used, and the postdocs will have the freedom to devise a creative computational framework for the project
Requirements: Ph.D. in a quantitative field (e.g., statistics, computer science, computation biology, or related field); Experience with methods development for Bayesian inference and their applications; Experience with publication writing (peer-reviewed journal articles as well as extension publications); Strong interest in developing novel approaches to biological problems; Programming proficiency (e.g., Python, C/C++, R); Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team; Exemplary oral and written communication skills
   
Text: Postdoctoral Associate (Department of Computational Biology); Ithaca, New York Postdoctoral Associate (Department of Computational Biology); Ithaca, New York 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. As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program , all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location. New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn. For additional information on Cornell’s Vaccination Compliance Program click here . Postdoctoral Associate Department of Computational Biology College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) Cornell University Ithaca, New York Who We Are The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell 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 identities to apply. Cornell University sits within the vibrant and beautiful city of Ithaca in upstate New York. Ithaca offers an affordable quality of life and abundant multicultural and outdoor activities. The research environment at Cornell is friendly, highly collaborative, and interdisciplinary with numerous academic opportunities and social events that support early-career researchers. What We Need We are seeking two Postdoctoral Associates to work on the genetic epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) at Cornell University. The project aims to develop population-genetic models and phylodynamic statistical inference frameworks and apply the developed methods to whole-genome sequencing data with its associated metadata for studying evolutionary processes and disease transmissions of Mtb. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in Bayesian inference methods. However, there is flexibility regarding the theoretical approaches used, and the postdocs will have the freedom to devise a creative computational framework for the project. The Postdoctoral Associates will be co-advised by three Principal Investigators—Jaehee Kim, Andrew Clark, and Martin Wells—across the Department of Computational Biology, the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, and the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Cornell University. The postdocs will also work in close collaboration with Kyu Rhee at Weill Cornell Medicine and Lorenzo Cappello at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In addition to the research, the Postdoctoral Associates will receive necessary training for their career development, including in the areas of teaching, mentoring, and grant writing. The start date is ideally September 2022 but can be flexible. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in a quantitative field (e.g., statistics, computer science, computation biology, or related field). Experience with methods development for Bayesian inference and their applications. Experience with publication writing (peer-reviewed journal articles as well as extension publications). Strong interest in developing novel approaches to biological problems. Programming proficiency (e.g., Python, C/C++, R). Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team. Exemplary oral and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience with biological or clinical data preferred but not required. This is a full-time position and will be located in Ithaca, New York. This is a one-year appointment with an option to extend for a second year. Future possible extensions depend on funding and performance. Rewards and Benefits We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions. Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1. Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program. We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits . To apply: Please apply via Academic Jobs Online ( https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21786 ). Qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, code samples from prior works, preferably publicly accessible (e.g., GitHub), and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion via the website. Applications will be reviewed as received, continuing until a suitable applicant is identified. For more information, please contact Dr. Jaehee Kim at Jaehee.Kim@cornell.edu . Jaehee Kim (Department of Computational Biology): https://jaeheekimlab.github.io/ Andrew Clark (Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics): https://blogs.cornell.edu/andyclarklab/home/ College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Life. Changing. 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. 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. Employment Assistance: For general questions about the position or the application process, please contact the Recruiter listed in the job posting or email mycareer@cornell.edu . If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell University's Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX at voice (607) 255-2242, or email at equity@cornell.edu . Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application. Notice to Applicants: Please read the required Notice to Applicants statement by clicking here . This notice contains important information about applying for a position at Cornell as well as some of your rights and responsibilities as an applicant. 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. 2022-05-06-07:00 About Us 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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