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Research Technician II
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 29, 2020
Title Research Technician II
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department SDM Oral Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Position Summary
A Research Technician II position will be available starting November 1st 2020 at the Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, UB. The laboratory conducts research in the areas of microbiology and microbe-host interactions. We seek a highly motivated individual to work on a project that investigates the pathophysiology of oral mucositis secondary to cancer therapy. Prior research experience with laboratory rodents is a must to apply to this position. Position duties will include:
- Performing experiments with a mouse model of oral mucositis, including drug administration, tissue dissections and preparation of tissues for histology.
- Maintenance and handling of mouse colonies, including breeding and genotyping.
- Performing immunostainings, microscopic imaging, western blots and qPCRs as required by the project.
- Analysis and organization of data generated by the project.
- Ordering and management of laboratory supplies.
- Supervision of junior laboratory members as required by PI.

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 UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
Associate’s degree in biological sciences or related field.
- Prior experience working in a research laboratory and ability to work independently.
- Prior experience conducting research with laboratory rodent models.
- Prior experience performing immunostaining and protein assays including western-blots.
- Competence in microscospy, with candidates knowledgeable in confocal microscopy given high priority.
- Competence in molecular biology techniques including DNA and RNA extraction and qPCR.
- Ability to troubleshoot laboratory protocols.
- Experience working with word, excel, power point and a basic imaging software.

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