Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Position Title Research Technician on Molecular Biology and Protein
Classification Title Research Technician I
Department Physiology and Biophysics
Posting Number R2000041
Posting Link https: // www. ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/23855
Employer Research Foundation
Position Type RF Clerical/Technical
Salary Grade N.4
The Qin Lab at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is
seeking a skilled, motivated technician with a background in molecular biology
and/or protein biochemistry. The lab studies structures and functions of TRP
ion channels which are responsible for pain transduction including the
sensation felt from consuming hot peppers. The study utilizes a variety of
techniques, ranging from electrophysiology, biochemistry, cryo-EM imaging (in
collaboration with Dr. Qiuxing Jiang at Hauptman Woodward Institute), and
also computational simulation and modeling. The lab has excellent facility
including high-end patch-clamp stations, fluoremeters, spectrophotometers, pcr
themocycler, ultracentrifuge, size-exclusion chromatography, cryo plunger,
glow discharger, and high-performance computer workstations. For more
information about the lab, research or Dr. Qin, please visit: Jacobs School of
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The successful candidate will join the lab and provide technical support for
the ongoing research, including side-directed and chimeric DNA mutagenesis,
protein purification and sample preparation, and possibly maintenance and
transfection of cultured cells. The position is for at least 4 years during
which new opportunities may be available.
The Research Foundation is an AA/EOE employer and welcomes all to apply
including persons with disabilities and veterans.
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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.
The candidate must possess a M.Sc., or B.Sc. in a biological field. Practical
experience with molecular biology site-directed mutagenesis and general
mutagenesis and sub-cloning strategies is a must. Experience with protein
purification is preferred but not required, and training is to be provided.
Salary Range Competitive
Schedule varies. May include weekend hours.
Hours based on a full time work week
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions Summary
Contact's Name Dr. Feng Qin
Contact's Email email@example.com
Contact's Phone 716-829-6030
Deadline for applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled
Number of references required 3
Reference Cutoff Date
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