Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Biological Sciences, Microbiology or a closely related field. Experience with Mass spectrometry analysis (i.e. LC-MS, GC-MS, HPLC) particularly, but not exclusively, in lipid research (e.g. phospholipids, sphingolipids, fatty acids, cholesterols).
Experience with the following: fungal pathogenesis, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, studying fungal virulence factors, studying drug mechanism of action, constructing fungal strains deficient in the sphingolipid synthesis genes, expertise in murine model of fungal infections, especially with Aspergillus fumigatus. Experience with Cryptococcus neoformans and/or Candida albicans. Experience with lipid research (metabolism, analysis). Experience with molecular biology and biochemistry (proteins and lipids), and role of lipids in the biology of fungal cells and the effect of lipids on membrane proteins. Familiarity with 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 Microbiology and Immunology. 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.
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 of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Evening and weekend work will be required at times.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Department/Hiring Area: Microbiology & Immunology-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Pass Days: Sat, Sun, Variable
Posting Start Date: May 7, 2020
Posting End Date: Jun 7, 2020, 3:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Salary Grade: E89
Appointment Type: Regular
Internal Number: 2001027
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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.