Required Qualifications (Evidenced by attached resume): PhD in Biochemistry, Neuroscience or related scientific field in hand by December 31, 2018. Background and experience in Biochemistry. Experience in mouse work. Preferred Qualifications: Background in neuroscience. Experience in Molecular Biology and cell culture, specifically primary culture of neurons and astrocytes. Knowledge in anatomy of the mouse brain and dissection. RNA-seq analysis. Brief Description of Duties: The Postdoctoral Associate will be involved in research designed to analyze the molecular mechanisms underlying the neuro-developmental disorder Rett syndrome. The incumbent will ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. The candidate will collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field, participate and assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations, may also assist in grant writing, attend scientific conferences and meetings, take part in lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance, and ordering of supplies as needed. The successful incumbent will be responsible for the following: Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conduct research experiments analyzing the molecular mechanisms underlying Rett syndrome using Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and cell culture techniques using Rett syndrome mouse models. Collect and analyze data, including periodical literature searches. Participate and assist in manuscript writing, presentation of research and possible assistance with 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. 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 Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at www.stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree. About Stony Brook: 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. Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans. If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line a
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