Research Technician on Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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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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

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

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