Postdoctoral Associate - Nutritional Genomics

Postdoctoral Associate - Nutritional Genomics


The Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University seeks to fill an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Associate position in Nutritional Genomics and Precision Nutrition. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and a record of accomplishment in one or more of the following areas: nutritional sciences, biological sciences/genetics, computational biology, public health, epidemiology or medicine. This position is ideal for a candidate who is committed to a research-focused career in Nutrition and Genetics. Research will be conducted under the supervision Dr. Patricia A. Cassano in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and will include interactions with a  collaborative mentoring team comprised of investigators at Cornell University, RTI International and Boston University spanning expertise in nutrition, genetics, epidemiology, epigenetics and statistical genomics. Opportunities are available for professional development in teaching, grant writing, scientific communication, and leadership. This position is available beginning on December 1, 2020.

Qualified individuals must apply through Academic Jobs Online (AJO) and must submit the following items:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A Statement of Research Interests
  • A Statement of Diversity
  • Three Reference Letters (to be submitted through AJO by the reference writers)

Questions in advance of application should be directed to Professor Patricia A. Cassano at

Closing date: January 5, 2021, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning November 1 2020.


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