Research Scientist

Stony Brook, NY
Jun 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Research Scientist-1701559

Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume)

PhD in Neuroscience or a related field. Three years of full time experience to include at least one year of research experience following attainment of a doctoral degree. Expertise in slice electrophysiology. Experience with advanced data analysis software. Experience in optogentics.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with mouse behavior, with particular attention to cholinergic input of the amygdala.
Brief Description of Duties:
Stony Brook University has a Research Scientist in the department of Neurobiology & Behavior. The incumbent will develop, design and run research experiments and ensure that all research protocols follow the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. The Research Scientist will be responsible for the operations of the lab.

  • Plan, design and implement research experiments related to the role of cholinergic circuits in learning and memory with particular attention to the cholinergic inputs of the amygdala.
  • Preparation of papers for publications, presentation of results in scientific conferences, workshops and seminars. Oversee the preparation of grant proposals and application of grants. Collaborate with members of scientific communities, both nationally and internationally.
  • Supervise, plan, organize and evaluate the activities of others including postdoctoral associates, research support positions, and graduate assistants. Maintain all laboratory records consistent with University policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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. 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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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

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Official Job Title: Research Scientist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Neurobiology & Behavior-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 9am-5pmNeurobiology & Behavior-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Jun 23, 2017
Posting End Date: Sep 23, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $60,000-$75,000
Salary Grade: E89


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