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Junior Technician
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 23, 2019
Title Junior Technician
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Nys Center of Excellence In Bioinformatics and Life Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Biochemistry

The University at Buffalo’s Genomics & Bioinformatics Core (GBC), located in the New York State Center of Excellence in
Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS), has an opening for a junior level technician.

The GBC is a university asset providing next-generation sequencing and gene expression services to both academia and industry. Along with supporting academic research, the GBC plays a critical role in UB’s economic development mission by collaborating with industry partners/clients to support their R&D needs.

The candidate should have molecular biology skills including DNA/cDNA/RNA preparation and quality control; designing and performing PCR assays, operating standard platforms used in molecular biology such as the plate reader, spectrophotometer, PCR machines, experience in sterile techniques and analytical skills.

In addition to lab bench activities, this position will help the senior technician with routine instrument maintenance, purchasing reagents and consumables, and assisting with compliance policies.
Excellent computer and organizational skills are essential.
Some knowledge of next-generation sequencing is desirable.

Minimum Qualifications
Associate’s degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or closely related field or two years formal training and at least three years of experience in a lab based setting.

Preferred Qualifications
BS or BS/MS degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or closely related field.

One year of experience in molecular biology and data analysis with a working knowledge of nucleic acid preparation methods and quality control or demonstrated proficiency in PCR based assays.

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… 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 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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