Research Support Specialist

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Research Support Specialist-1701547

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)
Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or related field. Experience in laboratory setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
Animal handling experience is preferred. Experience with handling and performing surgical procedures in small animals (rodents). Experience with survival surgery and animal care. Experience with biochemical, histological and immunohistochemical techniques and behavioral testing of rodents.
Experience with data management (Excel, SPSS, Minitab, SigmaPlot/Stat), electronics, and computers. Ability to demonstrate professional competence in research activities.

Brief Description of Duties:

• Set-up and perform acute physiological recording studies on adult rodents; perform survival surgeries and post-operative care on adult rats (e. g. laminectomy/spinal cord transection and contusion, craniotomy/intracerebral injection, etc)

• Incumbent will be required to set-up and perform experiments related to the lab funding in central nervous system research.

• Set-up and perform serial physiological monitoring (e.g., plethysmography chamber, diuresis chamber) and behavioral testing (e.g., motor paradigms, spatial mazes) in adult rodents.

• Assist with survival surgeries and post-operative animal care on adult rodents (e.g., craniotomy/intracerebral injections, laminectomy/spinal cord transection and contusion, etc.).

• Set-up and perform biochemical assays (e.g., Western Blot, RT-PCR, protein and RNA quantification, etc.).

• Perform tissue processing for histology/immunohistochemistry (e.g. fixation, sectioning, slide-mounting, staining, etc)

• Provide general laboratory support, including ordering supplies and maintaining accurate laboratory records.

• Assist with training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students. Other duties or projects as assigned.

Special Notes: 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: Physiology and Biophysics-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pmPhysiology and Biophysics-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Jun 6, 2017
Posting End Date: Jun 20, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $34-41K Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: N11


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