Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher). In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an Associate's degree plus two (2) years of research experience can be considered. Research experience to include laboratory techniques and handling animal and human samples. Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in biotechnology, biology or related fields. Previous work in a biomedical research laboratory. Experience overseeing lab personnel. Proficiency in Photoshop. Brief Description of Duties: The Research Support Specialist will perform multiple duties in support of a laboratory studying brain ischemia at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels. Primary duties will include transgenic colony maintenance, breeding, weaning, collecting tissue biopsies and genotyping, as well as performing laboratory experiments using animal models, animal behavior and multidisciplinary analyses resulting in data that will be used in scientific manuscripts and grant applications. This position will understand the critical role of animal care and identification and the importance of his or her individual responsibility for the integrity of various aspects of research projects. Understands the detrimental consequences to research projects and animals that his or her failure to fulfill such responsibilities can entail. The successful incumbent will follow instructions exactly and record information accurately. They will be organized, self-motivated and able to work independently in a collaborative setting. They must understand, convey, or exchange information and communicate in English.
Conduct experiments; provide technical laboratory support, and/or animal handling to assist with experiments conducted.
Responsible for maintenance of the mouse colony. This includes primary responsibility for breeding, weaning, tail clipping, PCR-based genetic screening, transportation, and euthanizing mice. Work includes maintaining complex data bases of mouse colony mattings and lineages, reproductive data, records of DCM procedures.
Act as liaison between Vivarium and the laboratory on animal colony matters and maintain documentation required by the institution and funding agencies to conduct animal research.
Perform animal behavior techniques, such neurological scores test, as open filed, anxiety test, and locomotor activity. Ensures compliance with university and federal laboratory animal and safety regulations.
Perform molecular biology protocols, such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, immunohistochemistry, isolation of protein, DNA and RNA from cells or tissues for Western blot, RT-PCR etc.
Collect data, record observations and prepare reports as needed.
Generate data by handling laboratory animals, including harvesting tissues for histological processing, brain sectioning, histology, protein analysis, and isolation of tissues for primary cell culture.
Know the importance of individual animal and project identification and practice established methods to maintain accurate records.
Compile scientific data and maintain a lab notebook for all experiments performed and analyze data.
Perform lab maintenance tasks including maintenance of laboratory space, preparing buffers and stock solutions, and writing up protocols. Maintaining inventory and equipment as needed and directed by the laboratory manager.
Read research literature to help design experiments and select and order specialized materials and supplies.
Other duties as needed.
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 Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application. Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws. If you need a disability-related accommodation, please call the university Office of Equity and Access (OEA) at (631) 632-6280 or visit OEA . In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act a copy of our crime statistics can be viewedhere. Visit our WHY WORK HERE page to learn about the total rewards we offer.
Official Job Title: Research Support Specialist
Job Field: Research Professional / Technical
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Neurology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
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