Research Technician on Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry

University at Buffalo

United States

August 20, 2021


Posting Details Fiscal Year 2019-2020

Position Title Research Technician on Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry Classification Title Research Technician I Department Physiology and Biophysics Posting Number R2000041 Posting Link https: // www. Employer Research Foundation Position Type RF Clerical/Technical Type Full-Time Appointment Term Salary Grade N.4

Position Summary

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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Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications Physical Demands Salary Range Competitive Work Hours

Schedule varies. May include weekend hours.

Hours based on a full time work week (40hrs/wk)

Campus South Campus Posting Alerts Special Instructions Summary

Contact's Name Dr. Feng Qin

Contact's Title Contact's Email Contact's Phone 716-829-6030

Posted 07/20/2021

Deadline for applicants Open Until Filled Date to be filled

Number of references required 3

Reference Cutoff Date Instructions to Applicant

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