CROPPS DEI Specialist
Ithaca, NY, USA
The Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS) is an NSF Science and Technology Center that is administered under the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation. CROPPS has a mission to develop new technologies that can be used to create a two-way communication system with plants and their associated organisms for the benefit of scientific research, industry and agriculture. Alongside research, CROPPS pursues related and complementary initiatives in education, public communication, and diversity, equity and inclusion. CROPPS aims to create an inclusive environment for productive collaboration across disciplines, titles (faculty, students, and staff), and personal identities.
CROPPS seeks a DEI Specialist who will report to both the CROPPS Managing Director and the Associate Director for Diversity & Inclusion, working closely with the rest of the CROPPS leadership. The CROPPS DEI Specialist will partner with the Associate Director to plan, coordinate, execute, and document initiatives for growing diversity in the graduate student, undergraduate student, postdoctoral and faculty populations participating in CROPPS. The CROPPS Diversity Specialist will manage and track day-to-day outreach, recruitment, and retention efforts. They will communicate with CROPPS partner institutions’ offices of student disability, diversity and inclusion, and counseling services (or equivalent) to ensure that all necessary accommodations are made to provide equal opportunities and resources to CROPPS students. They will coordinate visits, events, and activities that support the development of long-term relationships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). They will serve as a resource linking CROPPS participants with groups and programs that support informal and formal professional mentorship training for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty. Finally, they will compile materials and write content for the NSF annual report and for evaluation by advisory groups.
Individuals considering this position should have a bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years relevant experience or equivalent combination. Individual must be a strong communicator; someone who can perform independently; and they must be a skilled team collaborator. It is required the individual be able to communicate with and serve a diverse population of individuals spread across multiple states. The individual must be adaptable, flexible, and service-oriented, work well under pressure, and maintain an attention to detail at all times. They must possess the capacity to maintain confidentiality of staff and student sensitive data. Some background and prior experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues.
2 Postdoctoral Fellows (Jackson Lab)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
The first position is to follow up on recent work using CRISPR editing of
regulatory elements to explore mechanisms of gene regulation in yield related
genes, and fine tune agronomic traits. Recent work from our collaborators has
started to identify deeply conserved cis-regulatory sequences in diverse plant
families, and these will be targeted by genome editing to test effects on maize
development and yield traits.
The second position aims to characterize the role of plasmodesmata in
plant development, focusing on cell to cell trafficking of the KNOTTED1/ STM
class of homeodomain proteins and associated mRNAs.
The Jackson Lab uses state of the art developmental biology, imaging and genomic
techniques to understand signaling in meristem development, using arabidopsis
and maize as model systems.
Postdoctoral Associate (Huang Lab)
August 5, 2021
September 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
New York University
New York, NY, USA
The Huang lab at NYU Biology (huanglab.rbind.io) is looking for a highly motivated and independent individual to work as a Postdoctoral Associate in regulatory genomics. This position is for a post-PhD trainee preparing for a research scientist career path. The planned position will provide a transition to career independence through the development of professional skills; supervision by senior scientist incorporating individual development plan in support of training goals and those of faculty mentor; and publication of research findings/scholarship during postdoc appointment period.
The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in genetics/genomics, molecular biology, plant biology, ecology/evolution or computational biology, a track record or first- or co-first-author peer- reviewed publications, and prior research experience in any of these areas: molecular cloning, protein expression and purification, comparative genomics, analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, basic statistics, computer programming and/or machine learning. Experience with analyzing genome variation of Arabidopsis or other organisms is a strong plus. The position is expected to continue for multiple years contingent on satisfactory performance.