CASDA Instrumentation Supervisor - 1803467

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Required Qualifications (As evidenced by attached resume): Master's Degree in Chemistry or related field. Three years of full time experience working with instrumentation in a research/academic setting. Experience operating, maintaining and repairing HPLC, GCMS and mass spectrometry equipment (MS/MS, Q-TOF, QQQ) to include experience across vendors. Experience working with graduate students and researchers in a collaborative environment. Experience with mentorship and training of undergraduate/ graduate TA personnel. Experience working with research groups to implement or develop experimental methods.


Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry or related field. Experience in proteomics, metabolomics or lipidomics. Experience with qualitative and quantitative analysis methods (analytical chemist). Experience with collaborative, multi-PI research projects.


Brief Description of Duties: The Center for Advanced Study of Drug Action (CASDA) Instrumentation Supervisor is responsible for managing all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the instrumentation facility within the Chemistry Department that supports the research of Center affiliates. The CASDA Instrumentation Supervisor will work under the guidance of the Center Director, Peter Tonge, and report to the Director of Labs, Chemistry Department. The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of the operation of the instrumentation facility including evening/weekend response to emergency situations. Therefore, having the ability to troubleshoot and innovate under pressure, seeing challenging problems as opportunities, actively pursuing solutions is imperative.




Based in the Department of Chemistry and utilizing resources and facilities both within the Department and in the School of Medicine, the Center for Advanced Study of Drug Action (CASDA) at Stony Brook University develops and implements procedures to improve the prediction of drug activity in humans thereby increasing the success rate of new drug approvals. To meet this goal the Center is focusing on establishing academic-industrial partnerships and deploying state-of-the-art instrumentation together with approaches such as radiotracer synthesis and positron emission tomography to explore the mechanism of drug action. Particular emphasis will be given to the role that drug-target kinetics play in controlling drug activity in the non-equilibrium environment of the human body. The research will be at the intersection of chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering and mathematics, providing a rich training environment for investigators, collaborators and students in quantitative approaches to drug design and discovery, and leading to the development of drugs with improved efficacy and safety. Therefore, having an interest participating in efforts to acquire funding for new instruments, preparing reports/manuscripts, and in project (co)-development will contribute to the success of this role.




The successful incumbent will have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational and time-management 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.   




  • Supervision: Supervise activities of professional staff and students. Assist with effective machine tool practices and techniques. Provide instruction and mentorship in a research based setting to on-campus users, including TA's, graduate and undergraduate students and other researchers. Assist users with sample preparation, analysis of data and the development of experimental methods.
  • CASDA Instrumentation Facility Oversight: Supervise the daily operations of the CASDA Instrumentation Facility to include budget management, maintaining accurate cost budget records, and remaining within cost budget allocations. Generate work orders. Maintain an organized system of work orders, log book of jobs, and filing for future reference. Order supplies, materials and maintain inventory. Generate standard operating procedures as required. Manage and schedule facility user time and user accounts. Generate schedules for maintenance and repair of instrumentation. Maintain an efficient and safe work environment. Respond to emergency situations within the facility as necessary.
  • Instrument Oversight: Responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of multiple LC/MS, LC/MS/MS, and GC/MS installations. Maintain excellent records of experimental methods and instrument performance (equipment usage and maintenance logs) for future reference.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and department mission.   

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: Instructional Support Specialist Job Field : Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical) Primary Location : US-NY-Stony Brook Department/Hiring Area: Chemistry Department/CAS-Stony Brook University Schedule : Full-time  Day Shift  8am - 4pm  Pass Days: Sat, Sun Posting Start Date : Dec 13, 2018 Posting End Date : Jan 31, 2019, 11:59:00 PM Salary: $70,000 - $85,000 Salary Grade: SL4 Appointment Type:Term




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Posted: 1/2/2019
Application Due: 3/3/2019
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