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* Note: The list below is only a small sampling of the opportunities available at Stony Brook. Many students find opportunities by contacting faculty directly by email.


Cold Spring Harbor opportunity: The research of Dr. Lingbo Zhang’s Lab focuses on blood stem cell and cancer. The lab is interested in understanding how self-renewal of stem and progenitor cell is regulated under both normal and malignant conditions, and how the dysregulation of self-renewal process contributes to cancer maintenance during cancerogenesis and stem cell exhaustion seen in aging.The Lab is addressing these questions through utilizing both CRISPR/Cas functional genomic and chemical biology approaches to identify novel self-renewal regulators and metabolic vulnerabilities for blood stem and progenitor cells and to eventually control these molecular events to treat diseases. The Lab has recently identified multiple promising drug targets to treat blood cancers including myelodysplastic syndrome‎ (MDS) and acute leukemia, and a clinical trial based on one of these drug targets to treat drug resistant MDS is currently under preparation. Students who are interested in characterizing drug targets and developing novel therapeutics for blood cancers could contact Dr. Lingbo Zhang at<mailto:lbzhang@cshl  (posted 5/11/17)

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Looking for an Electrical Engineer/Biomedical Engineer/Computer Science/Engineering interested in a PAID internship-like position with possible benefits eligible (including health insurance) in the Stony Brook University Department of Neurobiology and Behavior in the “Experimental Neurorehabilitation Laboratory” starting from January 2cnd 2017 until Summer 2017, with the possibility of longer employment based on performance. The eligible candidate will work on engineering aspects (making electrodes, cables, working on lab servers, software related to signaling, etc) of our biomedical project. The ultimate goal of our research in the lab is to introduce interventions (electrical stimulation, rehabilitation, and pharmacology) after neurological disorders in animal models. The successful applicant will start ASAP for a pre-training period prior to official employment.

Required Qualifications: Minimum BS in Electrical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering or Computer Sciences or related discipline (or on-track to graduate by Spring 2017); Ability to demonstrate professional competence in research activities; Experience working with small parts soldering working under magnification; Familiarity with various computer programs such as MatLab, Programming, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Preferred Qualifications: 4+ years experience with various types of small electrical parts and cable building.Experience working in a Biology- or Neuroscience-based laboratory. Experience with other types of electronics (oscilloscopes, amplifiers, etc), computers and data management.

Duties: Fabricate custom-made electrode implants and cables. Help with experimental planning as related to electrical theory. Help troubleshoot and fix noise and other electrical issues. Help post-doctoral fellows and graduate students with experiments.Discuss data with lab researchers and PI. Training of undergraduate and graduate students

We offer:Extension of this position to long term employment (based off performance). Work on exciting state of the art novel scientific projects related to biomedical science. Advanced training opportunities.Work with researchers in lab on multiple projects. Travel to conferences for professional development. Salary: Commensurate with experience

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae; Two references

Application deadline: Please submit your complete application in English including your CV and references directly to the Search Committee Chair:  Note, official title of position is adjunct faculty. (Posted 12/8/16)



Part Time Research Opportunity for Fish Contaminant Study (updated 8/24/16):We are looking for an advanced undergraduate student with an interest in ecology, fisheries science, or public health to work on a research project on fish contaminants. The project involves updating and analyzing the Seafood Mercury Database, which summarizes mercury levels in commercial fish, and serves as the major information source for organizations that provide seafood consumption advice nationwide. The ideal student is detail oriented, highly organized, and interested in data science. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Endnote are desirable. Basic statistical skills are also a plus.  

The primary tasks for this project are screening published academic papers and government monitoring programs, extracting, and entering data from these sources into the database. Other tasks can include learning and conducting data science approaches, including data management, statistical analysis, visualization, and web-integration. Students who are interested in analyzing the data to test hypotheses for supervised, independent projects, or developing a web interface for the database, are encouraged to apply.

 This is a part time position for the fall with the possibility of extension depending on progress. Start date is as soon as possible. Job location is at SoMAS (South Campus).Send letter of interest and resume or C.V. including description of related skills to: Roxanne Karimi, Ph.D.





Anatomical Sciences - updated 5/15/15  

Dr. Alan Turner seeks undergraduate students to work with him in the Fall and Spring semesters in the Department of Anatomical Sciences. Students are needed to assist with analysis of CT (CAT) scan data of crocodiles and their fossil ancestors as part of an NSF study on their evolutionary relationships. Students will be trained to analyze digital CT scan data and build 3D models of their skull anatomy. Interested students may come from any background, but should have interests in the biological sciences, engineering, and/or the arts.  Patience, creativity, problem-solving, and the ability to work in a cooperative setting are desirable attributes. We are seeking at least a 3-6 hour commitment each week, which may be taken for credit (e.g., BIO 489; WISE 487). Multiple opportunities available. Please contact Dr. Turner directly at for more information.




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