Research Support Specialist

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

Research Support Specialist-1603608

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

Bachelor’s Degree in Science. In lieu of a degree an Associate’s Degree with two (2) years full time related experience will be considered. Research experience directly related to a project/program in a Laboratory environment and competence in research activities including data management and performing standard lab experiences (i.e. PCR, bacterial gene transformation and gel electrophoresis).

Preferred Questions:
BS in Biochemistry. Relevant work experience and knowledge of molecular and cell biology.

Brief Description of Duties:

The successful Incumbent will carry out assignments with a professional competence in research activities under the general director of the Assistant Research Professor in the Lipid Cancer Lab utilizing skills including PCR, bacterial gene transformation, gel electrophoresis, gel purification and extraction, cell transfection, western blotting, immune-blotting, maxi-mini preps and purification of enzymes and lipids. The Duties include:

  • Perform enzyme purification and analysis, protein gel electrophoresis and immune blotting, cell transfection techniques, purification and analysis of lipids and various enzymatic assays as well as molecular biology approaches (PCR subclonning, DNA preparation and gel extraction).
  • Perform purification of key enzymes in sphingolipid metabolism (ceramidases, sphingosine kinase and protein phosphates).
  • Perform experiments in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology for sphingolipids, which require work on bacterial, cancer cell cultures and solid tumor specimens.
  • Complete research of scientific literature.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by Research Assistant Professors, Research Scientists and or the Biobank medical and Scientific directors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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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: Cancer Center-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 9 to 5Cancer Center-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: May 17, 2017
Posting End Date: May 31, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: 35-42K Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: N11


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