Research Technician I, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Position Summary

Addiction research group seeks highly motivated personnel to engage in a multifaceted approach. The main aim of our laboratory is to elucidate the mechanisms by which prenatal ethanol exposure and others teratogenic agents alters the function of serotonin system.

Research will encompass the use of electrophysiological, pharmacological and behavioral approaches in rat model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Specific duties include:

  • Working with rodents, animal care.
  • Running of behavioral and electrophysiological experiments
  • Preparation of brain tissue slices
  • Assistance with general laboratory management and maintenance of a safe working research environment.


  • The candidate should be familiar with computers, and the use of Microsoft Office Software and PowerPoint. The successful candidate will work under the direction of senior research personnel.

    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 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

    Education related to Life Sciences and at least one year of research experience directly related to Biological Sciences is required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Life Sciences plus research experience in the handling and use of animals and brain slices neurophysiology highly preferred. Experience and/or an interest in electrophysiological methods and experience in small rodent surgical and behavioral methods would be an advantage.

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