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Post Doctoral Associate in Microbial Engineering for Food/Water Safety
Cornell University

  • Dec. 15, 2016
  • Post Doctoral Associate in Microbial Engineering for Food/Water Safety
  • Food Science
  • Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Food & Nutritional Science
    Biosystems Engineering
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The Nugen Research Group is looking to add a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher to the lab.

Position Function:

This position requires an experienced scientist to design, fabricate and characterize novel analytical methods which can be applied to food, agriculture, and environmental water testing for use in low resource setting. The individual will be required to perform basic literature searches as well and benchtop experiments to complete their work. Experiments will include bacteriophage screening, genetic engineering, and validation studies.

Anticipated Division of Time:

30% Primary literature searches
50% Benchtop sensor development
20% Preparation and submission of manuscripts


This position requires a Ph.D. in Food Safety, Biosystems Engineering, Microbiology or a related field. The person should have knowledge of microbiology, genetic engineering and cloning in bacteria or yeast.

Supervision Exercised:

The person will be expected to help guide the research of undergraduate and graduate students (2-3) which includes research design, equipment training and manuscript preparation.

The postdoc will be expected to perform in a high-paced, creative, team-oriented research environment. If you feel you are a good fit for this position, please send your CV and a sample publication to Professor Sam R. Nugen at

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Contact Information

  • Sam Nugen
    Food Science
    Cornell University
    241 Stocking Hall
    Ithaca, NY 14853
  • 607-255-9185


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