Research Support Specialist

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Job Description

Research Support Specialist-1801619

Required Qualifications: (As evidenced by an attached resume)
Bachelor’s Degree (equivalent) or higher in Biology or related field. Experience with handling and performing surgical procedures in small animals.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with survival surgery and animal care. Experience with biochemical, histological and immunohistochemical techniques and behavioral testing of rodents. Experience with data management (Excel, SPSS, Minitab, SigmaPlot/Stat), electronics, and computers. Ability to demonstrate professional competence in research activities.

Brief Description of Duties:
Incumbent will be required to set-up and perform experiments related to the lab funding in central nervous system research.

  • Perform survival surgeries and post-operative care on adult rats (e. g. laminectomy/spinal cord transection and contusion, craniotomy/intracerebral injection, etc)
  • Set-up and assist with acute electrophysiological recording studies on adult rats
  • Set-up and perform serial physiolological monitoring and interventions in adult rats (e.g., plethysmography chamber, diuresis chamber)
  • Perform behavioral testing in adult rats (e.g.motor paradigms, spatial mazes)
  • Perform tissue processing for histology/immunohistochemistry (e.g. fixation, sectioning, slide-mounting, staining, etc) and biochemical assays (eg Western blot, RT-PCR, etc)
  • Maintain accurate laboratory records and compliance reports for lab personnel.
  • Provide general laboratory support, including ordering supplies. Assist with training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Other duties or projects 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. 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: Physiology and Biophysics-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pmPhysiology and Biophysics-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Jul 5, 2018
Posting End Date: Jul 19, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $34-41K Commensurate with Experience
Salary Grade: N11





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Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 9/26/2018
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