Postdoctoral Associate

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 03, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate-1701584

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Ph.D or equivalent degree in hand by August 31, 2017. Trained in one of the following: microbiology, virology, microbial ecology, biological oceanography, molecular techniques, or biological applications of Raman spectroscopy.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in one or more of the following areas: microbial oceanographic research experience, Marine virology, Single-cell analyses (e.g., single-cell genomics), Marine biogeochemistry, FISH, qPCR, protistan, bacterial and viral cultivation, Isotopic tracer methods, Microfluidics, and Raman microspectrometry technologies. Experience supervising students.

Brief Description of Duties:

Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. The selected candidate will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. Successful incumbent will have demonstrable creativity and aptitude to initiate technical research activities. S/He will have excellent writing skills and a record of high productivity.

  • Conduct stable isotope probing (SIP) experiments tracing flow of carbon from microalgal and bacterial hosts to viral pathogens and dissolved pools
  • Develop novel techniques to trace free virions back to their host using SIP, Raman microspectrometry and atomic force microscopy
  • Develop novel techniques to isolate targeted free virions for subsequent single virus genomic analysis using microfluidics, Raman microspectrometry and optical trapping (laser tweezers).
  • Receive training and participate in experiments with host-virus cultures at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences for several weeks.
  • Contribute to development of novel Raman microspectrometric and atomic force microscopic techniques to explore microspatial seascape ecology in the plankton, i.e., effects of heterogeneous distributions of organic matter and microbial communities on material and energy exchange processes.
  • Participate in the supervision of the daily operations of the lab and contribute to the training of students and interns.
  • Develop research proposals for external funding and participate in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals. Write activity and progress reports to funding agencies.
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include attending scientific meetings
  • Special Notes:

    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. This is a full time appointment. 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: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Posting Start Date: Jun 1, 2017
    Posting End Date: Aug 6, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
    Salary: Commensurate with experience within range of $47,500-$53,000
    Salary Grade: E89


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