Postdoctoral Associate

Location
Stony Brook, NY
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate-1701015

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)
Doctoral degree or foreign equivalent degree from a University. High level of familiarity with the following: fungal pathogenesis, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, studying fungal virulence factors, studying drug mechanism of action, expertise in murine model of fungal infections, especially with Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida albicans. Expertise in Mass spectrometry analysis (i.e. LC-MS, GC-MS, HPLC) particularly, but not exclusively, in lipid research (e.g. phospholipids, sphingolipids, fatty acids, cholesterols); protein-protein interaction; the effect of lipids on membrane proteins; lipidomics and proteomic approaches.

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD. Experience in fungal pathogenesis, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, studying fungal virulence factors, studying drug mechanism of action, expertise in murine model of fungal infections, especially with Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida albicans. Experience with lipid research (metabolism, analysis). Familiarity with molecular biology and biochemistry (proteins and lipids), protein-protein interaction, lipid-protein interaction, membrane structures, lipid function and role of lipids in biology of mammalian and/or microbial cells. Experience with mass spectrometry analysis, such as triple-quadruple mass spectrometer or similar.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology. The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. This position involves many collaborations, thus the individual must work well together with other investigators as a team.

  • Drug susceptibility testing in vitro (microbial cultures) and in vivo (animals).
  • Structure-activity relationships of new antifungal drugs.
  • Drug toxicity studies in mammalian cell lines and in animals. Mass spectrometry experiments by LC-MS and GC-MS to understand the mechanisms of action of the antifungal drugs.
  • LC-MS and GC-MS in the specialized fields of lipid research (e.g. phospholipids, sphingolipids, fatty acids, cholesterols); protein-protein interactions, effect of lipids on membrane proteins, lipidomics and proteomic approaches.
  • Analyze and interpret the results the experiments. Overcome pitfalls and provide alternative solutions.
  • Write reports and manuscripts on the results obtained.
  • Present the results in a logical way and set up the next round of critical experimentations or questions.

Special Notes: FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Field: Post Doctoral
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 9:00 am - 5:00 pmMolecular Genetics & Microbiology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Apr 19, 2017
Posting End Date: May 3, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: CWE
Salary Grade: E89

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