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The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Researcher position to work in the Marine Animal Disease Laboratory under Dr. Bassem Allam. The title/rank will be contingent upon the selected candidate’s skills and experience in their area of expertise.

Brief Description of Duties:
The selected candidate will assist in the analysis of large-scale genomics data (RNASeq, RADSeq) to answer questions pertaining to the molecular mechanisms associated with the resilience of bivalve mollusks to pathogenic and environmental stress.

  • Carry out research that allows the identification of genetic features and molecular pathways associated with bivalve resilience and response to environmental (e.g. ocean acidification, food limitation) and pathogenic stress.  This includes planning and study design, wet lab experimentation with mollusks, nucleic acid extraction, high-throughput sequencing and data analysis using modern bioinformatics tools.
  • Participate in the supervision of the daily operations of the lab and contribute to the training of students and 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.

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume) :
Doctoral Degree (or foreign equivalent) in biological sciences or related field in hand by December 31, 2018. Extensive training in Genomics and Bioinformatics. Mastery of modern bioinformatics tools.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in Marine Genomics and/or Shellfish genomics. High-performance computing. Evidence of creativity and high productivity.

Special Notes:
This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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To apply for this position online, please visit Stony Brook Jobs and reference posting #1800176

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About Stony Brook:
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, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL.  Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

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Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Field: Post Doctoral
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-Stony Brook University
Posting Start Date: Nov 15, 2018
Posting End Date: Dec 15, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $45,500 – $50,000.
Salary Grade: SL1
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