Research Technician II

Stony Brook, NY
Mar 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Research Technician II-1800077

Required Qualifications:

Associates degree or two years formal training in subject matter directly related to the mission of the laboratory. Two years full-time experience directly related to the mission of the laboratory. Experience with molecular biology/biochemistry/cell culture laboratory procedures. Experience following specific instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or higher degree in Biochemistry or a related field. Experience with molecular biology. Two years or more of laboratory experience in a research setting. Experience with basic biochemistry techniques such as immunoblotting, basic spectroscopy and basic enzyme assays. Experience with protein expression and purification using bacterial, insect and mammalian cell culture. Experience with proper cell/tissue culture techniques and immunofluorescence light microscopy. Experience with the biophysical or structural characterization of proteins. Experience with membrane proteins.

Brief Description of Duties:

Working under general supervision, the incumbent will perform a wide variety of routine and semi-skilled tasks to support and directly assist advanced research projects in the lab on the functional, structural and mechanistic characterization of proteins and protein complexes involved in metabolism, signal transduction, and the immune response. The successful candidate will assist in research projects and help maintain lab inventory and equipment. The successful incumbent must have outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

  • Under the guidance of PI, conduct research and gather data using various methods.
  • Assist PI and laboratory personnel with experiments by carrying out cloning (and other molecular biology), protein expression tests, protein purification, enzyme assays, crystallization trials, electrophoresis, immunoblotting, light microscopy, and related tasks.
  • Preparation of reagents, media, and maintenance of cell lines; receipt of stock and general organization of laboratory reagents and labware.
  • Provide assistance and support to students or other new lab personnel.
  • Cleaning and sterilization of all laboratory glassware using Autoclave machine.
  • Maintain laboratory records, generate written and oral reports of research work performed.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned. Laboratory cleaning and maintenance of supplies according to SBU Laboratory Safety guidelines.

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 Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
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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 Technician II
Job Field: Research Professional / Technical
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Biochemistry and Cell Biology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 9am - 6pmBiochemistry and Cell Biology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Feb 1, 2018
Posting End Date: Feb 15, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $32,000 to $38,000
Salary Grade: N6


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