Translational Scientist – Plant Science and Technology Development
Boyce Thompson Institute
Location: Ithaca, New York
Higher Education Institution
ABOUT THIS POSITION
BTI has launched a translational initiative focusing on advancing applied technologies emerging from BTI research. This position is a unique opportunity to be involved in biotech research, help bring innovations to market and make an impact.
The scientist will join our growing team and be responsible for conducting applied research for selected projects, establishing proof-of-concept and validation experiments, produce data for intellectual property protection and expanding the value of promising technologies.
The field of work will include plant science and agriculture, biotechnologies and drug discovery.
The scientist should be eager to learn new skills and be able to easily adapt to new projects, actively interact with a range of labs at BTI, academic and industry partners, start-ups and other outside partners.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Design and complete experiments; process and present data
Actively collaborate with BTI scientists and collaborators (academic and private)
Contribute to drafting of publications, patents and grants
Help establish new collaborations and secure sources of funding
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates should specify their level of expertise in the following areas:
PhD or MS with 3+ years research experience
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Duties and/or responsibilities may be added or deleted, as management deems appropriate requires to meet the strategic mission of the organization.
***To prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, BTI requires that all successful applicants shall be required to show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy has been granted as an accommodation or otherwise. Applicants believing they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information on your application materials.***
The Boyce Thompson Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type in regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to complete an employment application or to participate in the recruiting process, you are encouraged to send a request for assistance to firstname.lastname@example.org. BTI prides itself on family-friendly policies and is committed to helping its staff achieve career success with an appropriate work-life balance.
Working from a sincere interest in issues of social justice, William Boyce Thompson founded The Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) in 1924, believing that basic plant research could lead to real societal benefit. BTI’s 15 faculty-run laboratories and greenhouse facilities are staffed by more than 110 researchers from over 40 countries. The research out of these laboratories has the potential to improve important food crops, to demystify plant and human immune systems, and to reveal alternative, sustainable sources of energy. Along with its research, BTI prioritizes environmental stewardship, and outreach to teachers, students, and community members.BTI is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Cornell University and located on its Ithaca campus, near the College of Veterinary Medicine on Tower Road