Senior Research Support Specialist

Job Description

Senior Research Support Specialist-1700953

Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

Bachelor’s degree in biological science or equivalent. Three (3) years of full time prior working experience performing and developing experiments involving cell cultures, molecular and cell biology techniques, protein evaluation (western blotting) and working with mice or rats.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD, MS degree in biological science or equivalent. Additional years of experience in performing and developing cell culture, molecular and cell biology techniques, mouse and rat handling, protein evaluation (western blotting) invasion, migration assay and biochemical assays (flourogenic enzymatic, bioluminescent and fluorescent polarization assays).

Brief Description of Duties:

To assist the PI, Dr. Nashaat Turkman in the Department of Radiology/Cancer Center in developing, coordinating and monitoring laboratory experiments. The laboratory is focused on cancer imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and evaluating potential therapeutic avenues and radioactive PET tracers targeting Histone Deacetylases (HDACs) and Hypoxia in malignancies. A successful incumbent must possess a strong work ethic, scientific creativity and strong written and verbal communications skills.

Developing and performing cellular and non-cellular based biochemical assays applied to Histone Deacetylases(HDAC's) Hypoxia and other target proteins.

Applying novel therapeutic candidates to cancer cells in vitro in vivo.

Evaluating and monitoring novel PET radiotracer candidates in vitro and in vivo.

Prepare publications with results in scientific journals, assist in grant applications, may provide training and supervision of other lab personnel and participate in research meetings.

Special Notes: Applicant must agree to work and safely handle radioactive material and ensure daily radiation safety practices in compliance with university, state and federal regulatory requirements

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:

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: Senior 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: Sep 11, 2017
Posting End Date: Oct 11, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: CWE
Salary Grade: E79


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