Instructional Support Associate (P/T)

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Instructional Support Associate (P/T)-1803349

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor's Degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or related field. Lab experience conducting experiments, performing analyses and utilizing lab equipment related to Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related field. Experience in a biology research lab setting, following specific instructions meticulously.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or related field. Experience with tissue culture and cell biology techniques. Experience with isolation and culture of muscle fibers. Experience with isolation and culture of muscle progenitors and/or muscle stem cells. Experience with research involving mouse models. Experience with immunofluorescence light microscopy. Experience with flow cytometry and FACS sorting

Brief Description of Duties: Under direction of the PI, the incumbent will conduct research and support laboratory projects. In addition to being able to demonstrate professional competence in research activities, the successful incumbent will have excellent interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is the adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving.

  • Under direction of the PI, the incumbent will conduct research and support laboratory projects such as carrying out molecular biology assays (mostly RNA extraction, qPCR, cloning and plasmid expression and purification); biochemistry assays (mostly western blotting, ELISA and other similar techniques); primary cell isolation and culture, tissue sectioning and histology, immunofluorescence, light microscopy and related tasks.
  • Oversee maintenance of laboratory including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed: Preparation of reagents, media, and maintenance of cell lines; receipt of stock and general organization of laboratory reagents and lab ware.
  • Promote a productive and safe working environment in the lab and comply with all Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) regulations.
  • Mentor Graduate and Undergraduate students/trainees in cell and molecular biology techniques.
  • Maintain laboratory records, generate written and oral reports of research work performed. Participate in weekly meetings.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
  • Special Notes:

    This is a State part-time appointment (18.75 hours per week), for one year that may be extended. 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: Instructional Support Associate
    Job Field: Research Professional / Technical
    Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
    Department/Hiring Area: Biochemistry & Cell Biology-Stony Brook University
    Schedule: Part-time Day Shift 18.75 hours flexibleBiochemistry & Cell Biology-Stony Brook University
    Posting Start Date: Oct 30, 2018
    Posting End Date: Nov 14, 2018, 12:59:00 AM
    Salary: Commensurate with experience
    Salary Grade: SL2





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    Posted: 10/31/2018
    Application Due: 11/14/2018
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