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Department of Food Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at 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.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University's second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.
This position will provide supervised technical support to an active and diverse research team with a focus on creating and translating new knowledge that will reduce food waste and foodborne illness. The incumbent will be trained in and perform a broad range of lab and research-related tasks using tools of classical microbiology, basic molecular biology, and genomic analysis. Execute routine experiments using high throughput genomics technologies and Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis. Collect and process samples. Analyze genetic and sampling data. Assist in preparing material for publication, grant proposals, and scientific presentations. Maintain detailed notebook and lab records. Assist in overall general maintenance and support functions of lab. Order supplies, prepare buffers, media, and stock solutions. Assist with field sampling. Assist in educating students conducting research in the lab. This position provides an opportunity to learn a range of research approaches and methods and will prepare people for a successful a career in research. Many individuals that have previously held these positions in this group have moved on to earn graduate or professional degrees and/or have moved to leadership position in research management.
One year term position with possible extension dependent on available work, successful performance and funding.
High school Diploma and up to 2 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience working in a laboratory and experience with sterile techniques required. Must be able to work successfully in a team-oriented environment. Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail required. Ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide variety of students, faculty and staff. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Knowledge of and experience with basic computer programs including Word, Excel, and email. Ability to keep the equipment, materials, and lab organized. Willingness to work flexible hours in the lab and at off-site sampling areas (some early mornings, evenings and weekends) within the 39-hour work week. Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State Driver's License and be cleared for driving for Cornell University business. Ability to lift 20-50 pounds.
Bachelor's degree or other formal training program of four years or equivalent. More than one, but less than two years' experience. Previous experience with PCR and gel electrophoresis desirable. Experience with sequencing bacterial genes and using software to analyze sequences helpful. Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and guidelines and prior experience ordering supplies and maintaining a clean and organized laboratory considered a plus.
Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
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