Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume) Doctoral degree or foreign equivalent degree from a University. High level of familiarity with the following: fungal pathogenesis, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, studying fungal virulence factors, studying drug mechanism of action, expertise in murine model of fungal infections, especially with Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida albicans. Expertise in Mass spectrometry analysis (i.e. LC-MS, GC-MS, HPLC) particularly, but not exclusively, in lipid research (e.g. phospholipids, sphingolipids, fatty acids, cholesterols); protein-protein interaction; the effect of lipids on membrane proteins; lipidomics and proteomic approaches. Preferred Qualifications: PhD. Experience in fungal pathogenesis, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, studying fungal virulence factors, studying drug mechanism of action, expertise in murine model of fungal infections, especially with Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida albicans. Experience with lipid research (metabolism, analysis). Familiarity with molecular biology and biochemistry (proteins and lipids), protein-protein interaction, lipid-protein interaction, membrane structures, lipid function and role of lipids in biology of mammalian and/or microbial cells. Experience with mass spectrometry analysis, such as triple-quadruple mass spectrometer or similar. Brief Description of Duties: The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology. The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University. This position involves many collaborations, thus the individual must work well together with other investigators as a team. Drug susceptibility testing in vitro (microbial cultures) and in vivo (animals). Structure-activity relationships of new antifungal drugs. Drug toxicity studies in mammalian cell lines and in animals. Mass spectrometry experiments by LC-MS and GC-MS to understand the mechanisms of action of the antifungal drugs. LC-MS and GC-MS in the specialized fields of lipid research (e.g. phospholipids, sphingolipids, fatty acids, cholesterols); protein-protein interactions, effect of lipids on membrane proteins, lipidomics and proteomic approaches. Analyze and interpret the results the experiments. Overcome pitfalls and provide alternative solutions. Write reports and manuscripts on the results obtained. Present the results in a logical way and set up the next round of critical experimentations or questions. Special Notes: 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 starting January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree About Stony Brook: Long Island's premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University's entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook's health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County's only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children's, with more than 160 pediatric specialists, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. 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 Depa
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