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Postdoctoral Associate

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Postdoctoral Associate-1803151

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field. Experience with biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology methods. Familiarity with muscle biology, muscle physiology and the process of myogenesis. Experience with muscle stem cell biology (good knowledge of relevant literature, isolation and culture of primary mouse myoblasts and muscle fibers). Experience with animal research. Experience with western blotting, ELISA, gene cloning, qPCR, protein expression and purification, cell culture, immunofluorescence and microscopy. Experience with muscle physiology methods (measurement of muscle force in vivo and/or ex vivo). Experience with statistical methods for biological sciences. Familiarity with muscular dystrophies.


Preferred Qualifications
Experience with bioinformatics methods to analyze ‘omics dataset. Record of achievement as evidenced by first author publications. Experience with animal research involving mice.

Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist Dr. Dada Pisconti, the Principal Investigator, in the Department of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University.

  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, design and conduct research experiments in the field of muscle biology.
  • Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned, which may include attending Scientific Conferences and Meetings and co-supervision of technical staff and/or undergraduate students.
Special Notes: 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: Biochemistry & Cell Biology-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 9AM - 5PMBiochemistry & 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: SL1

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