Annual Cornell Lab of Ornithology Postdoctoral Competition

Annual Cornell Lab of Ornithology Postdoctoral Competition

Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Opportunity

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology encourages applications to our competitive postdoctoral program that supports innovative, independent research by early career scholars of exceptional promise. Two or more named positions are available annually, with applications due on September 8.

These postdoctoral opportunities support individuals pursuing cutting-edge scholarship, while fostering intellectual interaction with two or more of the Lab’s programs. Any area of inquiry related to the Lab’s mission “to interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds” may be appropriate. Potential applicants are encouraged to learn more about our activities and opportunities, including our formal programs in Bioacoustics, Bird Population Studies (avian ecology), Citizen Science, Conservation Science, Communication, Education, Evolutionary Biology, Information Science, Macaulay Library (animal behavior), Multimedia Productions, and Public Engagement in Science.

More info and application instructions here 

Former postdoc Emma Grieg collecting sounds in the field by Tim Laman ,Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity by Diane Tessaglia-Hymes

Located at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity in the 220-acre Sapsucker Woods sanctuary, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a vibrant unit within Cornell's University’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. More than 200 faculty and staff work at the Lab within our 10 mission-driven programs. Our management and staff are committed to the highest standards of ethics and excellence in all areas of our work, and our Board leadership includes faculty from Cornell and other universities, successful entrepreneurs and managers from the business and non-profit sectors, and conservation-minded citizens from the United States and beyond. Each Postdoctoral Scholar will hold a two-year appointment at the Lab. These appointments provide a competitive salary, standard Cornell health and other benefits, and funds to help support the Scholar’s research and professional travel needs. Start dates are flexible between February and September of the year following the application.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.


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