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Research Technician on Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jul. 20, 2021
Title Research Technician on Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Physiology and Biophysics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - General
    Sciences - General

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.

Outstanding Benefits Package
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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 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.

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