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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Biological Sciences, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


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A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
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Position Summary

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will perform research tasks related to the NSF-funded project “Genomic basis of ecosystem adaptation in rice,” in collaboration with Michael Purugganan at New York University (NYU) and Amelia Henry at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). This work will include population and evolutionary genomic analyses of local varieties of rice grown experimentally under different conditions. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will also conduct research projects on related topics.


Essential Functions        

Conducts data analysis, visualization and interpretation, including analysis of genomic and phenotypic data.
Helps write and prepare manuscripts for publication.
Helps manage the operation of the lab and maintains a safe and productive environment.
Conducts research as part of a collaborative team.
Helps guide and mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, genetics or a related field, and knowledge of all of these subject areas, particularly evolutionary ecology

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Skills in genomic and bioinformatics analysis, biological statistics, and ability to use programs such as R and Python
Excellent communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact successfully with students and collaborators
Good problem solving abilities
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Minimum Starting Salary: $64,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $65,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


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