Research Support Specialist

Stony Brook, NY
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Research Support Specialist-1701059

Required Qualifications: (AS Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

BS in any biological sciences (for example- Biochemistry, Biology, Physiology, Molecular or Cell Biology) by the starting date of the position (June 2017).

Experience with advanced research or related laboratory activities and techniques for establishing kidney disease models. Must be proficient in cell culture, handling mice (mouse breeding, mouse surgeries, tail vein injections), protein quantification, western blot, RT-PCR, immunostaining, perform statistical calculations and data analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

MS, or doctoral degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular or Cell Biology. Graduate level training in molecular biology and/or biochemistry

Brief Description of Duties:

The Research Support Specialist will assist with advanced research related activities and techniques for establishing kidney disease models.

Job duties:

  • Perform cell culture studies, protein quantification, RNA quantification, western blotting, RT-PCR, and immunostaining. Also, must perform data analysis and be able to troubleshoot.
  • Assist with maintaining mouse colonies, in vivo experiments involving mouse models of kidney disease.
  • Assist with lab organization, ordering lab supplies, library research, and perform inventory on supplies.

Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

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About Stony Brook:

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 160 pediatric specialists, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.

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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: Medicine - Nephrology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30am - 5:00pmMedicine - Nephrology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Apr 17, 2017
Posting End Date: May 1, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $35,000-$45,000 / Annual @ 1.0 FTE Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: N11


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