Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Genetics of Marine Protists

We are searching for a postdoc with experience in an established model system to help develop molecular genetic tools for labyrinthulomycetes. 

Applications for a Postdoctoral Associate are invited to work in the lab of Dr. Jackie Collier at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University. More information on the project here

Required Qualifications: Doctoral Degree (or foreign equivalent) in hand by February 1, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or MD in molecular genetic manipulation of a model eukaryotic species. Successful publication record. Experience in Golden Gate cloning and vector design. Experience in CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing. Experience coding computational genome-scale analyses. Experience with localization of fluorescently tagged proteins by microscopy.

Brief Description of Duties: The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences.  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 in the field of functional genomics of labyrinthulomycetes, particularly the development of more specific and efficient methods for the genetic manipulation of Aurantiochytrium.

Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data.

Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations.  May also assist in grant writing.

Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed.

Disseminate research findings widely via social media, attendance at annual scientific conferences, and additional venues.

Other duties as assigned as appropriate to departmental mission and rank.

Special Notes: This is a full-time appointment. 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.

To apply for this position online, please visit Stony Brook Jobs and reference posting #1803048

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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-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook

Posting Start Date: Oct 30, 2018

Posting End Date: Dec 14, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $47,500 – $53,000.

Salary Grade: E89

Appointment Type:Regular

Application deadline:
Start date: ASAP
Location: Stony Brook University