Postdoctoral Associate Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
April 9, 2014
A postdoctoral associate position in Quantitative Genetics and Genomics is immediately available in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with a diverse team of scientists on an NSF funded project titled “A field-based high-throughput phenotyping platform for plant genetics. Specifically, the candidate will develop and apply statistical and computational approaches to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling agronomic, fiber quality, and physiological traits in cotton. In addition, there will be opportunities for collaborative research on the development of novel high-throughput phenotyping approaches for cotton with USDA-ARS scientists located at the U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, Arizona, and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas (http://fieldphenomics.org/).
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, Plant Physiology, Agronomy, or related discipline. Applicants having research skills and experience in remote sensing, algorithm development, SAS and ASReml programming, linkage analysis, crop modeling, and/or high-throughput phenotyping are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants are expected to have a strong publication record, exhibit creativity in their work, and enjoy collaborative interactions. The position will initially be available for 1 year with renewal of up to 2 years based on performance.
Cornell University provides a stimulating intellectual environment with many internationally recognized research programs in plant genetics, genomics, and breeding.
How to Apply
A letter of interest in the position, C.V., and contact information for three references should be emailed to Michael Gore at:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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