Campus Description: 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. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook University Medical Center is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.
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Descriptive Title: Research Support Specialist (Three Positions) REF#: HS-R-7693-13-01-S
Budget Title: same as above Research Foundation Support Position
Department: Psychiatry RF Line#: R0249, R0250, R0251
Grade: N.11 Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: $40,000 - $47,000
THIS POSTING IS NOT CURRENT !!!

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology or a related science discipline. Minimum one year of research experience to include experiment production of human use radioligands. Experience with computers, software (i.e. Microsoft Excel), high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), thin layer chromatography (TLC), extraction methods, protein precipitation, gamma counters and UV detectors.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Chemistry, Biology or a related science discipline. Additional years of research experience. Experience with quality control of radioligands.

Brief Description of Duties: The Research Support Specialist will assist the chair of the department in the setup, and quality assurance of apparatus necessary for the production of radiotracers and analyzing research.
  • Produce human use radioligands.
  • Responsible for the setup and quality assurance of the apparatus necessary for production and the actual production of the radiotracers.
  • Responsible for generating mass curves, performing routine HPLC analyses for system suitability, running GC analyses, and quantitative endotoxin detection.
  • Responsible for plasma analysis on previously drawn radioactive blood from humans, non-human primates and other animals, centrifugation, peipetting and quantification of radioactivity in blood samples.
  • Responsible for the determination of the free fraction of the tracerin blood (percent of tracer not bound to plasma proteins). Responsible for documenting all activities.
  • Responsible for processing and analyzing radioactive blood samples (Metabolite analysis) for the degree of metabolism of the injected radiotracer.

Other Duties: As assigned, such as ordering materials and organizing the laboratories and imaging suite.

Special Notes: These are full time positions, 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a Research Foundation Employment Application, Resume and Cover Letter to:

Sharon Rosseland

Department of Psychiatry
Health Sciences Center, T-10, Suite 020

Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8101
Fax#: (631) 444-1560



Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 02/08/2013, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FEMALES, MINORITIES, DISABLED, VETERANS.
IF YOU NEED A DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATION, PLEASE CALL THE HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 632-6161 OR THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT (631) 444-4700.
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Job Category: E) Research (professional) and Technical to include lab support positions.
Posting Date: 01/08/2013
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