Research Scientist, Opthalmology

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 22, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

The primary responsibilities of a Research Scientist are to conduct studies, analyze, and present experimental data related to retinal disease. Investigation involves both analytical and in vitro laboratory studies. This position requires meticulous note taking, the ability to work independently with only minimal supervision and willingness to work with human tissues, including, but not limited to, eyes, brain, and blood. Other responsibilities include writing and troubleshooting protocols, ordering supplies for the lab, liaising between the Principal investigator’s lab and collaborators, and managing the day-to-day operations of the lab. This is a grant-funded position, with current funding.

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 benefit 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 University 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.

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of a M.A. or M.S. in the biological sciences is required. Individual needs to have experience in modern molecular biology (next generation sequencing library preparation, PCR, RT- PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis), cell biology (light microscopy/histology, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence/confocal microscopy), biochemistry (western blot), and mammalian cell culture methods (maintenance, transfection, transduction). Expertise is expected in routine computer use, database searching, and in using and learning new software programs (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Image-J, etc.). Effective oral and written communication skills are necessary. Expertise in daily laboratory organization, planning, and operations is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Senior level knowledge in a molecular biology laboratory;
Extensive mammalian cell culture preferred; iPS cell culture experience.

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