Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoc Positions: Biophysics of Evolving Living Matter

Job Number: 70437

Location: Ithaca NY, US

Job Description

The Giometto lab ([Please click the Apply button for the link or email]) at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) is seeking two postdoctoral scholars to investigate how physical constraints affect evolutionary adaptation of single cells and of dense microbial communities. Research in our lab is curiosity-driven and combines experimental work with model microorganisms, mainly Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, with theoretical modeling inspired by Biological and Soft Matter Physics. Funds for each position are available for three years, subject to satisfactory performance. One position is funded by the HFSP (Human Frontier Science Program) in collaboration with Dr. Marco Fumasoni’s group at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Lisbon, Portugal. The other position is funded by the lab’s NIH R35 MIRA grant from NIGMS.

We are looking for candidates with either a theoretical or experimental background who are interested in pursuing a combination of theory and experiments, the relative weight of which will depend on the candidate and on the project. The ideal candidate would have prior experience in the lab in experimental Soft Matter Physics, Biological Physics, or experimental Microbiology and Evolution (experience with yeast and/or bacteria laboratory techniques would be beneficial), and hold a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related fields. Most importantly, the ideal candidate should be passionate about research at the interface between Biology and Physics, be willing to learn new skills beyond their expertise, and to be part of a collaborative lab environment.

To apply: Application materials must be submitted on-line through AcademicJobsOnline at [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]. Through this website, applicants should submit a cover letter describing their academic background, goals for pursuing a postdoc and career objectives, in addition to their CV, at least two papers or preprints they have authored along with a short description of their contribution, and the names/contacts of at least three advisors or collaborators who can serve as references. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

The Giometto lab values inclusivity and diversity, actively encouraging applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. 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.

Application Deadline: 2024-05-22


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