Research Support Specialist

University at Buffalo

United States

February 19, 2022


Posting Details Fiscal Year 2021-2022

Position Title Research Support Specialist Classification Title Research Support Specialist Department Biochemistry Posting Number R220028 Posting Link https: // www. Employer Research Foundation Position Type RF Clerical/Technical Type Full-Time Appointment Term Salary Grade N.11

Position Summary

The Kosman lab is seeking a highly motivated individual with a background in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques and a strong willingness to learn new approaches in the validation of the cell biology of novel therapeutics directed towards the molecular bases of ataxias. Learn more about the lab on our Webpage.

Members of the Kosman lab work closely together to reveal the cell mechanisms that result in therapeutic efficacy of iron chelating, anti-oxidant molecules that are in clinical trial in the treatment of several neurodegenerative diseases that present with an ataxic phenotype.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work collaboratively with post-doctoral, doctoral and undergraduate trainees
  • Independently execute varied biochemical, and molecular and cell biologic procedures
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Process research results and write summary reports
  • Train and instruct new lab members on methods and procedures
  • Contribute to the maintenance of laboratory reagent stocks and equipment.
  • We're looking for someone who ideally comes with bench-top lab experience and previous involvement with the use of mammalian cell models of human disease.

    The successful applicant is expected to support ongoing research studies on the bench, assist with lab maintenance duties, and take responsibility for basic research in a strongly collaborative environment. We are willing to train the right detail-oriented applicant who is dedicated to helping achieve our research goals. There is significant opportunity for growth and development for passionate members of the team.

    The University at Buffalo is SUNY's most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed.

    Outstanding Benefits Package

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    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

  • B.A. or B.S. in Biochemistry or related discipline and relevant research experience
  • Command of Microsoft Office applications with some experience in basic statistical analyses.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to independently execute varied experimental procedures
  • Ability to process research data and write summary reports
  • Ability to train and instruct support staff on methods and procedures
  • Contribute to maintenance of laboratory reagents, stocks and equipment
  • Proficiency with some or all of the following techniques is preferred:
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • DNA and RNA isolation and enzymatic manipulation
  • qPCR
  • Western blot analysis
  • Mammalian transfection and viral infection
  • sh/iRNA techniques
  • Absorbance and fluorescence plate analyses of cell function
  • Use of radio-tracer analyses in transport studies
  • Physical Demands Salary Range $32,000 - $45,000 Work Hours

    Monday – Friday

    8:30 A.M-5:00 P.M

    Campus Downtown Campus Posting Alerts Special Instructions Summary

    Research Foundation employees that are being hired are required to have been fully vaccinated by the date of their appointment, unless they apply/receive approval for a religious or medical exemption.

    Contact's Name Daniel Kosman

    Contact's Title SUNY Distinguished Professor Contact's Email Contact's Phone 716-829-2317

    Posted 01/19/2022

    Deadline for applicants Open Until Filled Date to be filled

    Number of references required 2

    Reference Cutoff Date Instructions to Applicant

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  • How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?
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  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Optional Documents