Required Qualifications: (As Evidenced by an Attached Resume) PhD or foreign equivalent degree. Incumbent will be required to have familiarity in culturing Borrelia, the agent of Lyme disease. In addition, incumbent has to be familiar with working with ticks in the field and in the laboratory as sources of infection of Borrelia. Incumbent must have knowledge of laboratory procedures that involve PCR and have significant skill with DNA and RNA technologies. Statistical skills are required Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Microbiology or Parasitology. Laboratory experience with culturing Borrelia, and with infections of Borrelia in laboratory animals. Laboratory and field experience working with ticks. Mastery of molecular biology techniques (PCR, DNA/RNA, cloning, expression. Statistical and analytical skills. Mastery of pertinent literature. Experience with field and laboratory infections of Babesia. Brief Description of Duties: The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology. 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 Borrelia infections in the laboratory and in model animals and field specimens (ticks) - as indicated by the required qualifications. This includes collection and analyses of 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 presentations. Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed. Special Notes: FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free starting January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree About Stony Brook: Long Island's premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine represents Stony Brook University's entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook's health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 603 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County's only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children's, with more than 160 pediatric specialists, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350. It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.
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