Genomics and Molecular Biology Postdoctoral Associate (R20-13)

Scientific Topics

Website University at Albany

About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:

Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.

Job Description:

Description of Duties:

A postdoctoral associate position is available in the laboratory of Morgan Sammons at the University at Albany. The candidate will perform independent and directed research to support laboratory efforts in understanding genetic and transcriptional control of eukaryotic cell stress across a diverse set of organisms. The lab primarily uses molecular, genetic, and genomics approaches in mammalian systems, but the candidate will have significant autonomy and support to perform experiments that broadly meet the goals of the lab. We value creativity and a willingness to learn. The ideal candidate should be able to provide evidence of this in the form of peer reviewed or publicly available manuscripts (such as those posted to bioRxiv). This position is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD degree received within the past three years from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
  • Evidence of experience in the broad areas of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, genomics or related field
  • The candidate must address their ability to work within a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in genetic and genomic approaches to transcriptional control and chromatin biology
  • Experience in genome editing
  • Experience in standard molecular biology approaches (PCR, qPCR, western blotting, cloning)
  • Experience in genetic, genomic, or other types of high-throughput assays

Additional Information:

Salary Range:  $48,000-$55,000 Depending on experience

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The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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