Postdoctoral Associate - Eirene

Postdoctoral Associate - Eirene

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POSITION:                       Postdoctoral Associate


LOCATION:                      Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics

                                          Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850

Position Function:

This position requires a qualified scientist with skills in molecular biology, neurobiology, and genomics. The scientist will use these tools to study the function of chromatin regulation during brain development; an applied goal is to use these studies to characterize the function of human variants associated with autism that affect chromatin regulator genes.  The scientist will be expected to generate genome-wide data on chromatin state and transcription factor binding, in isolated populations of cells or single-cell resolution.  This position also requires data analysis and drafting manuscripts that describe and discuss the results.

Anticipated Division of Time:

  • 80% The postdoctoral associate will dedicate most of his/her/their time conducting laboratory research and data analysis; specifically with the goal of understanding the function of chromatin regulator proteins implicated in autism risk during brain development
  • 10% Writing research papers and progress reports
  • 5% Assist with writing new grant applications
  • 5% Professional Development


PhD in molecular biology, neuroscience, or genetics, and skills in genomics and computational biology is required.


Dr. Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou

Supervision Exercised:

Dr. Markenscoff-Papadimitriou will be supervising the research. The postdoctoral associate will do some mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students assisting with the research project.


Applicants should submit a Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Research Background and Interests, and Contact Information for three people who can provide professional references. Additionally, a Statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion

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