Research Associate – Chemistry
Job Title: Research Associate – Chemistry

Job ID: 10147

Location: College of Staten Island

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular



GENERAL DUTIES

Conducts academic research in connection with CUNY programs; may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others. - Develops research plans and proposals and participates in acquiring funding - Collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data - Writes progress reports; writes and publishes findings - Collaborates with internal and external colleagues - Adheres to standards for safety and hygiene and ethical conduct as defined by the University and relevant outside parties


CONTRACT TITLE

Research Associate


FLSA

Exempt


CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION M

Reporting to the chair of the Chemistry Department, the Research Associate will be responsible for the following: - Purifies membrane peptides using reverse-phase HPLC and affinity chromatography. - Clones genes into both prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression vectors. - Generates peptides using solid phase or solution phase methods and purifies them to a high level of purity as analyzed by ESI-MS and analytical HPLC. - Expresses heterologous proteins in E. coli using minimal media to isotopically label proteins for study by heteronuclear NMR. - Develops protocols to form segmentally labeled G protein-coupled receptor for NMR analysis. - Keeps detailed notebooks, writes progress reports, and publishes findings. - Troubleshoots and repairs research equipment including analytical and preparative HPLCs, Applied Biosystems 403A peptide synthesizer, and Varian Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer. - Performs related research duties as assigned by supervisor.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.


OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience with the GPCR, Ste2p, from Saccharomyces cerevisia desirable- Experience designing, cloning, purifying, and characterizing G-protein coupled receptors and their fragments- Expertise in mass spectrometry, 3 dimensional heteronuclear nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and circular dichroism- Experience with peptide synthesis, DNA manipulation, protein expression, HPLC purification, and gel electrophoresis analysis- Ability to read and analyze the current literature- Experience in writing and submitting grant proposals to various agencies


COMPENSATION

$52,500 - $78,000


BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please go to www.cuny.edu ; select "Employment," "Search Job Listings," "More Options to Search for CUNY Jobs," then enter the Job ID# in the "Job Opening ID" field. Cover letter, resume, and additional supporting documents for candidacy must be submitted as one file.


CLOSING DATE

March 31, 2014


JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.


Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 10147

Contact Information
CUNY College of Staten Island
na@na.com
City of New York
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, 10314
(718) 982-2000