Abiotic Interactions, Computational Biology, Gene Regulation, Genomics, Growth Regulation, Signals and Responses, Other
The laboratories of Julkowska / Nelson, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca NY seeks highly motivated scientists to fill 2-3 Postdoctoral appointments. Our labs are focusing on identifying and understanding mechanisms by which plants tolerate abiotic stress (salt, drought and heat). The work will focus on wild and domesticated species within the Solanaceae and Brassicaceae. The various project descriptions can be found on Julkowska (https://btiscience.org/magda-julkowska/) and Nelson (https://btiscience.org/andrew-nelson/) lab websites respectively.
Please submit a resume which includes educational background, publication and work experience, and contact information for 2-3 references which are willing to be contacted for a recommendation. With the application, please submit a one-page motivation letter describing your research interest and goals.
The review of the applications will start on 15th of September 2020, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.
We expect post-doctoral fellows to be independent in performing and designing experiments, integrating feedback from group discussion into their project program, and reporting the project results at group meetings and (inter)national meetings. Independent writing of manuscripts and participation in group meetings, discussions and Institute-wide seminar series is mandatory. Post-docs will be encouraged to serve the role of mentor to others in the lab or act as the lead point of contact with collaborators on multidisciplinary projects.
In turn, we (Julkowska and Nelson) expect of ourselves to provide the applicant with thorough feedback on their project progress, manuscripts and grant applications, as well as provide them other opportunities to advance their career. In addition, we commit to developing the applicant’s network and soft skills, either personally through mentorship or through BTI/Cornell training programs.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in plant biology, genetics or related disciplines. We seek applicants who have a strong background in developmental biology, stress physiology, or computational biology. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research environment are essential.
About Boyce Thompson Institute
See Dr. Julkowska's research at https://btiscience.org/magda-julkowska/
See Dr. Nelson's research at https://btiscience.org/andrew-nelson/