Research Support Specialist

Job Description

Research Support Specialist-1702216

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, biotechnology, biomedical or related fields [mathematics, biostatistics] and a one year work experience directly related to the assigned research area with experience in:

Basic cellular and molecular biology techniques: tissue culture, RNA and protein isolation, RNA and protein analysis; Western blot analysis, RT-PCR analysis, experience in working with in vitro cultures of mammalian cell lines, Immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescent techniques using cells and animal tissues; Maintenance of mice colonies and genetics of animal models, handling and dissecting of animals (mice); Proficient with data analysis using Microsoft package software, Adobe Photoshop software,

Preferred Qualifications:

Flow cytometry, reporter and activity assays. Data analysis and manuscript preparation, including producing figures for manuscripts. Laboratory maintenance, including keeping a detailed laboratory notebook, and managing undergraduate students.

Brief Description of Duties:

The successful individual will be appointed as a Research Support Specialist in the Department of Medicine. The overall research goal of the project is to study the role of Krppel-like Factor 5 (KLF5) in the intestinal epithelium under pathophysiological conditions (inflammation and inflammation-driven carcinogenesis). The Research Support Specialist will work independently and as a team member on animal and cell culture models towards understanding the role of KLF5 in the development and progression of processes of inflammation and carcinogenesis.

  • Conduct experiments in animal models, including maintaining breeding stocks, genotyping and monitoring health on a regular basis.
  • Cell culture and biochemical techniques such as RNA isolation, real-time RT-PCR, ELISA, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescent, flow cytometry and Western blotting will be used to complement the animal models.
  • Literature searches; staying current in the field by reading and discussing the literature and experimental results with the supervisor and PI.
  • Assist with writing and preparing manuscripts based on the experimental findings.

Special Notes: FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

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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: Medicine Gastroenterology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30am - 5:00pmMedicine Gastroenterology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Aug 3, 2017
Posting End Date: Aug 17, 2017, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: $35,000-$42,000 / Annual @ 1.0 FTE CWE
Salary Grade: N11


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