Research Support Specialist

Stony Brook, NY
Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Research Support Specialist-1700932

Required Qualifications:Evidenced by an attached resume)

Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology, Psychology or related field by June 2017. Some basic experience in a laboratory environment with laboratory equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with animal behavioral experiments. Experience with computers and data management (Excel, SPSS).

Brief Description of Duties:

The Research Support Specialist will be required to carry out experiments and manage data. Incumbent must possess the ability to demonstrate professional competence in research activities., outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide experimental support for PI and postdocs; conduct experiments as directed.
  • Prepare brain slides for immunostaining.
  • Provide general laboratory support including ordering supplies and maintaining accurate laboratory records.
  • Some training of undergraduate students.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.
Special Notes:This is a full time position. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

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Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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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: Neurobiology & Behavior-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 9:00am-5:00pmNeurobiology & Behavior-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Apr 10, 2017
Posting End Date: Apr 24, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $30,000-$32,000
Salary Grade: N11


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