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Research Scientist, Microbiology and Immunology

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Research Scientist, Microbiology and Immunology

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Research Scientist

Microbiology and Immunology

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Research Foundation

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RF Professional


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Position Summary

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of SUNY, located at the Downtown Campus, has an open senior scientist position available to study how the metabolism of the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii impacts its growth and virulence. Projects include defining how the parasite senses oxygen, how parasite oxygen sensing impacts virulence, and what parasite proteins and processes are impacted by parasite oxygen sensing. Job duties will include:
  • Solve research problems
  • Assist in designing research methodologies, perform research, and summarize and share research results with the PI
  • Prepare proposals/applications for extramural and/or intramural funding
  • Present research results to faculty, students and/or other scientific staff
  • Prepare research results for publication in scholarly journals
  • Attend seminars and meetings
  • Assist in teaching and training of graduate, undergraduate, and other scientific staff
  • Manage laboratory staff
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
  • Masters in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or related field.
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or related field
  • Familiar with murine models of Toxoplasma infections
  • Experience with culturing and genetically modifying Toxoplasma
  • Familiar with flow cytometry and histological analysis of murine tissues
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Salary Range
$50,000 - $60,000

Work Hours

37.5 Hours per week
Work hours may vary

Downtown Campus

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Ira Blader

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