Research Support Specialist
Research Support Specialist-1700571
Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related field. Experience with handling and performing surgical procedures in small animals.
Experience with survival surgery and animal care. Experience with behavioral testing and histological and immunohistochemical techniques. Experience with data management (Excel, SPSS, Minitab, SigmaPlot/Stat), electronics, and computers. Ability to demonstrate professional competence in research activities.
Brief Description of Duties:
Incumbent will be required to set-up and perform experiments related to the lab funding in central nervous system research.
Perform survival surgeries and post-operative care on adult rats (e.g., laminectomy/spinal cord transection and contusion, craniotomy/intracerebral injections, etc.).
- Set-up and perform serial physiological monitoring and interventions in adult rats (e.g., plethysmography chamber, diuresis chamber)
- Perform behavioral testing in adult rats (e.g., motor paradigms, spatial mazes).
- Set-up and assist with acute electrophysiological recording studies on adult rats.
- Assist with tissue processing for histology/immunohistochemistry (e.g., fixation, sectioning, slide-mounting, staining, etc.).
- Maintain accurate laboratory records and compliance records for lab personnel.
- Provide general lab support, including ordering supplies. Assist with training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.
- Other duties or projects as assigned.
Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
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Official Job Title: Research Support Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Physiology and Biophysics-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pmPhysiology and Biophysics-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Mar 16, 2017
Posting End Date: Mar 30, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $34-41K Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: N11