Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Doctoral degree or foreign equivalent degree. Experience working with animal research, animal cancer xenografts, molecular biology techniques, and tissue culture. Strong communication skills, including ability to explain technical details, present results, and prepare manuscripts for submission.
Background in cancer molecular biology. Experience designing and successfully creating subcutaneous, orthotopic, and patient-derived xenograft models of cancer. Experience with animal models of ocular diseases and assessment of drug efficacy for dry eye disease and diabetic retinopathy. Experience in animal handling techniques required in cancer research using animal models, including intraperitoneal and caudal vein injections in rodents, tissue isolation and harvesting, and genotyping. Experience with the determination and analysis of inflammatory markers and primary cell culture.
Brief Description of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the Division of Cancer Prevention and his research collaborator, the Chair of Ophthalmology. The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of Stony Brook University.
Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conduct research experiments conduct research experiments for drug evaluation of anticancer compounds in vitro and in vivo in multiple animal models, relying on strong training and experience in molecular biology and relevant techniques.
In consultation with and approval of the PI, will design and create subcutaneous, orthotopic, and PDX models of cancer in rodents, maintaining organized and clear documentation of all studies.
In consultation with the PI, will study drug efficacy in animal models of dry eye disease and diabetic retinopathy.
Manage the rodent breeding program, performing genotyping and maintaining organized and clear records of all animals acquired and bred.
Lab maintenance, including lab organization, equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
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 to funding. FLSA Exempt, position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
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, Renaissance School of 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 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region.
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Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $47,500 - $53,000.
Salary Grade: E89
Appointment Type: Regular
Internal Number: 1901387
About Stony Brook University
FROM ITS BEGINNINGS A HALF-CENTURY AGO, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED by innovation, energy and progress, transforming the lives of people who earn degrees, work and make groundbreaking discoveries here. A dramatic trajectory of growth has turned what was once a small teacher preparation college into an internationally recognized research institution that is changing the world.