Postdoctoral Associate

Stony Brook, NY
May 17, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate-1800172

Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume)
PhD in hand by September 1, 2018 in Biological Anthropology, Biology, Psychology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong data analysis skills, including programming and statistical modeling experience. Familiarity or expertise in any of the following is a plus: bioinformatic analysis (in Unix or R) of complex demographic and genomic datasets; DNA extraction and sequencing from non-invasively collected fecal samples; extraction and analysis of endocrine and immune biomarkers from non-invasively collected samples such as urine and fecal matter; experience collecting primate behavioral and demographic data in international field settings.

Brief Description of Duties:
A two-year NSF-funded Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Lu Lab in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University as part of the Simien Mountains Gelada Research Project. The position is funded for up to two years by a grant awarded to Dr. Amy Lu by the National Science Foundation. The grant is part of a collaborative project focusing on the developmental consequences of premature weaning in wild geladas. Although housed at Stony Brook, the Postdoctoral Associate will be co-advised by Drs. Amy Lu (Stony Brook University) and Noah Snyder-Mackler (University of Washington) and will have to opportunity to travel to the University of Washington and to our field site in the Simien Mountains National Park, in Ethiopia.

  • Wet lab and quantitative analyses of genomic and endocrinological datasets.
  • Participation in field data collection, management, and analysis.
  • Publication of results in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Presentation of results in professional meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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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: Anthropology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Variable variableAnthropology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: May 16, 2018
Posting End Date: Jun 15, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: E89


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