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Job ID: 181445

Instructional Support Assistant
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Mar. 15, 2022
Title Instructional Support Assistant
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Pharmacology and Toxicology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Educational Services

Position Summary
A research lab in the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seeks an Instructional Support Assistant for a part-time position working 4 days per week.

Duties and responsibilities include:
Store, maintain, issue and set up specialized educational and research supplies and material related to ongoing research.
Operate such material during demonstrations and lectures or instruct faculty or student assistants in the operation of such material.
Conduct experiments, recording and analyzing the results under the supervision of senior instructional personnel.

Specific tasks include:
Receptor binding experiments using a low level radioactive drug requiring tissue preparation, setting up all materials and equipment; prepare drug dilutions, dispense reagents into tubes, filter samples, place filters in glass tubes and then use the gamma counter to determine level of activity radioactivity in each filter. Complete analysis and plotting of all binding experiments using Excel, Graph Pad/Prism software, and other computer software as necessary.
Help in ordering supplies for ongoing research and help with general upkeep of the laboratory
Maintain all regulatory/compliance forms and be present for lab inspections; monitor work of students.
Ability to learn brain section and immunohistochemical techniques.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
Associates Degree with 1 year of experience setting up and maintaining research supplies and material related to basic science research.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with one or more of the following techniques would be ideal but not all required:
Cell culture
Receptor bindingRT-PCR
Brain sectioning in cryostat
Use of microscope to analyze immunohistochemically data using imaging J.

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