Senior Research Support Specialist
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in neuroscience, biological science or a related field. Two (2) years of full-time research/laboratory experience in handling and working with rodents.
Master's degree (foreign equivalent or higher) in neuroscience, biological science or a related field. Three (3) years of full-time working experience in handling and working with rodents (preferentially rats). At least one (1) year of full-time experience in performing and developing cell culture, molecular and cell biology techniques, mouse and rat handling, protein evaluation (western blotting) and biochemical assays (flourogenic enzymatic, bioluminescent and fluorescent polarization assays). Experience with cell cultures, molecular and cell biology techniques, protein, and gene expression evaluation. Expertise in stereotaxic techniques, intracranial, intracardial, intravenous, intraperitoneal and subcutaneous injections.
Brief Description of Duties:
To assist the PI, Dr. Turkman in the Department of Radiology/Cancer Center in developing, coordinating and monitoring laboratory experiments. The laboratory is focused on developing new nuclear medicine technologies for molecular imaging of cancer and central nervous system with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and developing innovative conventional therapeutic and radionuclide therapeutic for treatment of malignancies and the disorders of the central nervous system.
A successful incumbent is expected to apply and evaluate novel radioactive PET tracers and therapeutic candidates to cells in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo.Evaluating and monitoring novel PET radiotracer candidates in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo. Prepare publications with results in scientific journals, assist in grant applications, may provide training and supervision of other lab personnel and participate in research meetings. The Senior Research Support Specialist will be required to work and safely handle radioactive materials. It is essential that radiation safety practices are in compliance with University, State and Federal Regulatory Requirements. The Senior Research Support Specialist will be responsible for ensuring safety practices are in compliance while assisting Dr. Turkman.
• Handling of rodents, brain tissue sectioning, prepare brain section for histology, confocal microscopy, Western Blotting and Image analysis.
• In vitro studies in cell cultures, in vivo studies in rat brain and ex vivo studies with rat brain sections.
• Administration of drugs/radiotracers to live rodents. Expertise in intracranial, intravenous, intraperitoneal and subcutaneous injections. Experience with stereotaxic instrumentation.
• Perform PET image data analysis (training will be provided if needed).
• Perform in vitro and ex-vivo autoradiography (training will be provided if 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 of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
*Please note, the applicant must agree to work and safely handle radioactive materials. The applicant must be able to ensure daily safety practices are in compliance with University, State and Federal Regulatory requirements.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are cancelled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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