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Postdoctoral Associate

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.

Budget Title: same as above

Reference Number: WC-S-7170-12-03-S

Department: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)

Salary: $35, 000 - $45, 000

Grade: SL-1

State Line#: 20053

Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Required Qualifications: Ph.D., DVM or equivalent foreign degree. Extensive training in cell or molecular biology techniques.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in aquatic animal diseases. Experience working on shellfish, preferentially crustaceans. Experience with molecular diagnostics of diseases and functional genomic techniques. Experience supervising graduate students and/or undergraduate students. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating creativity in aquatic disease research (innovative research, development of diagnostic tools, etc.) as well as those demonstrating excellent writing skills and productivity.

Brief Description of Duties: The Postdoctoral Associate is associated with SoMAS’s Marine Animal Disease Laboratory (MADL), whose mission is to provide diagnostic services and to conduct research on marine animal diseases and pathology, especially those important to New York’s marine fisheries and aquaculture industries. The incumbent will be expected to conduct diagnostics of marine organisms and participate in the development of an active research program that addresses basic and applied aspects of marine diseases, including biological bases of animal resistance to infectious diseases. The incumbent will also assist with the supervision and management of the lab.

*Plan and conduct diagnostic services, and report results of regular health monitoring of New York shellfish species.
*Determine prevalence, geographic distributions, and severity of infectious and non-infectious diseases in New York shellfish species.
*Carry out research that address basic and applied aspects of marine animal diseases, including etiology and pathology of infectious and non-infectious diseases of New York marine and estuarine shellfish species, and biological bases of animal resistance to infectious diseases.
*Participate in the supervision of the daily operations of the lab and training of graduate students and undergraduate interns.
*Build and submit research proposals for external funding agencies and participate in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals. Write activity and progress reports to funding agencies.
*Other duties as assigned, including providing expert consultation to SoMAS colleagues and students, and demonstration of proper execution and interpretation of novel molecular methods and techniques.

Special Notes: This will be an initial one-year position with the possibility of extension based on continuous funding. This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. **Review of applications will begin mid-April 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Paulette Gerber
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS)
145 Endeavour Hall
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5000
Fax#: (631) 632-8915

Job Category: K) Postdoctoral Positions.

Additional Categories: E) Research (professional) and Technical to include lab support positions.

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