Postdoctoral Associate

University at Buffalo
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 13, 2021

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

The Postdoctoral Associate will assist the Principal Investigator in the department of Ophthalmology. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting research involving biosample collection, processing, management and analysis related to systems biology and genomic approaches.
  • Participate/assist the Principal Investigator in performing research on blinding eye conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and other eye diseases. Will also examine co-morbid conditions that co-segregate with blinding conditions including Alzheimer disease, dyslipidemia, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, etc.,
  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conduct research experiments in the field of systems biology and genomics.
  • Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data.
  • Participate/assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations. May also assist in grant writing.
  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies as needed.
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
  • Doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in biological sciences or similar discipline, with relevant bench-work experience.
  • Expertise is expected in routine computer use, database searching, and in learning and using new software programs.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills are necessary.
  • Expertise in daily laboratory organization, planning and operations is essential.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Looking for a highly enthusiastic individual who is keen on learning and developing new skills, as well as scientific writing and publications.
  • An individual having experience in modern molecular biology (next generation sequencing library preparation, PCR, RT- PCR, RNA Seq, ATAC -Seq, methylation, single cell and/or single nuclei analysis, agarose gel electrophoresis, cell biology ((light microscopy, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence/ confocal microscopy), biochemistry (western blot) and mammalian cell culture methods.
  • Experience with biological specimens like blood, serum, plasma, saliva, tissue biopsies.
  • Experience in statistical analysis/bioinformatics of large scientific datasets including plotting graphs, utilizing online database searches, IPA software, R studio, etc.

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