DUTIES: Our laboratory is engaged in a wide variety of human and, through collaborations, animal genetic studies to identify and characterize genomic variants contributing complex neuropsychiatric disorders and to elucidate both normal and abnormal genetic activity in the brain from prenatal development onwards. The Instructional Support Specialist (ISS) contributes to projects in the laboratory through a deep understanding of the goals of the project, development of experimental protocols in collaboration with the lab manager and PI, testing and refining of those protocols, directing the activities of students and junior technicians in implementation of protocols and recording of experimental results, and, analysis of experimental data. The ISS plans and conducts research experiments in accordance with the laboratory and safety procedures. Independently performs non-routine and complex research lab procedures/techniques; supervise medical students that are involved in the lab; maintains accurate records of procedures used to conduct experiments; provides analyses and interpretations of results for review by supervisor/PI; may contribute to the writing of technical papers; provide input and updates on progress of research and makes recommendations for modification as appropriate. Purchases, operates and maintains sophisticated laboratory and scientific equipment. Troubleshoots equipment problems and performs standard repairs or has equipment repaired. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree. Must have three (3+) years of experience, competent and proficient in the operation of sophisticated scientific equipment. Preferences will be shown for candidates with research expertise in areas of genomics, molecular genetics, proteomics, epigenetics or related fields. PREFERRED: Master's Degree or advanced techincal schooling combined with one (1+) years of direct related lab experience. Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 22989
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.