Postdoctoral Associate

Stony Brook, NY
Oct 13, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate-1702954

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
PhD in Biology, Marine Science, Environmental Sciences, and/or related field. Experience with research and publishing on harmful algal blooms. Experience with performing field and culture experiments with phytoplankton and zooplankton. Experience with field studies of harmful algal blooms. Experience with the microscopic identification of harmful algae.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with the use of flow cytometry for quantifying plankton populations. Experience with an imaging flow cytobot. Experience with isolating nucleic acids. Experience with PCR, qPCR, or RT-qPCR. Experience with processing and analyzing high throughput sequencing data sets such as transcriptomes, bar-coded DNA sequencing, metagenomes, or genomes. Publications within the related field.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. The selected candidate will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University.

  • Write Manuscripts and Grants
  • Analyze field samples with a imaging flow cytobot
  • Conduct experiments and phytoplankton and zooplankton cultures and assemblages.
  • Perform PCR and sequencing on target genes and organisms.
  • Analyze high-throughput sequencing data sets.
  • Attending Scientific Conferences and Meetings.
  • 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. 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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    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: 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. - 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: Oct 12, 2017
    Posting End Date: Nov 11, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
    Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $47,500-$53,000
    Salary Grade: E89


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