Postdoctoral positions in human population genomics, nutrigenomics, & association studies

Two postdoctoral positions and one programmer/analyst position are available in the group of Alon Keinan at Cornell University ( Current and past lab members came from backgrounds in computer science, statistics, genetics, nutritional genomics, physics, mathematics, and genetic anthropology, which facilitates the transdisciplinary development and genomics application of methodologies, along
with functional interpretation of discoveries. The following page lists a few representative publications from the lab of projects related to the fields of the new positions. The successful candidate can join one of the many ongoing projects in the group or start new projects, either from an array of planned projects or their own ideas. Thus, projects will be aligned with the interests of the successful candidate and her/his expertise, or expertise they desire to develop further. As the group also draws a large number of the strongest undergraduate students in computer science, computational biology, etc., postdoctoral fellows can aim to carry out a broader project or several projects by relying on their help, while potentially developing mentoring skills. Importantly, projects do not necessarily have to be associated with any of the existing funding sources of the PI.

Click here for more details on the position and application instructions (PDF)


Prospective graduate students and undergraduate researchers

Prospective graduate students are welcome to apply to any of the graduate fields at Cornell University with which our group is affiliated:

  1. Computational Biology
  2. Computational Biology and Medicine 
  3. Genetics, Genomics, and Development
  4. Computer Science
  5. Applied Math
  6. Statistics

Graduate students already at Cornell University, in any graduate field, as well as undergraduate students, who are interested in joining our interdisciplinary team in human population genomics and medical genetics are welcome to email us for a rotation (grad students) or an undergraduate researcher position.  In joining our group, education or other experience in programming, statistics, genetics, and math will be highly valuable.  Undergraduates should be prepared to devote, due to the steep (but worthwhile!) learning curve, at least three semesters to their research in the group.