Basic and Translational Science Laboratory Technician, Anesthesiology
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Location: Buffalo, New York
Internal Number: 38754
Position Title: Basic and Translational Science Laboratory Technician, Anesthesiology
Posting Number: R220279
Employer: Research Foundation
Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000
The Department of Anesthesiology is seeking a highly motivated Research Technician with experience in the use of mice and/or rats to study the underlying mechanisms involved in directing the course of inflammatory pulmonary injury. Our laboratory performs translational research on Acute Lung Injury from a variety of causes. Currently, we are focusing on RNA-nanoparticle formulations as antiviral (i.e., influenza and SARS-CoV-2) therapies, as well as a nanoliposome platform for an influenza vaccine. In addition, we are pursuing the development of a recombinant protein for the treatment of gastric aspiration.
Research activities will include the fabrication and characterization of novel molecules with therapeutic potential using molecular pharmacology approaches in various in vivo pulmonary injury/infection models, as well as cell base functional screens and biochemical assays. Motivated candidates are encouraged to apply. Specific training will be available.
As a Basic and Translational Science Laboratory Technician you will:
Perform experiments on small animals (mice and rats) involving injection of vaccine or treatment formulations, instillation of influenza and/or bacteria, administration of volatile anesthetics, surgery, and harvesting of appropriate tissues and/or fluids.
Generate and maintain tissue cultures for experimentation including production of cell isolations and primary cell cultures from enzymatically-digested animal tissues and propagation of established continuous cell lines.
Prepare and perform analysis of tissues, cell extracts, culture medium, blood, plasma, serum, urine, etc. for various compounds or molecular activities of interest utilizing a variety of immunological techniques, such as: flow cytometry, ELISA, RT-PCR, electrophoresis, fluorescence imaging, etc.
Maintain the laboratory including routine equipment maintenance; proper handling, disposal, of hazardous materials and waste (i.e., infectious, chemicals, sharps, and blood); maintaining an inventory of laboratory materials; and maintaining a safe and clean laboratory environment.
Train rotating undergraduate and graduate students, post-graduate residents, fellows, and faculty in techniques utilized in the lab's research.
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An associate degree or two years of formal training in a subject matter directly related to the project or program and at least 3 years of experience directly related to the project or program.
The education and experience requirements described in this standard may be satisfied by an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Requires familiarity with the standards used in the field.
Course work in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, microbiology, pathology, and/or immunology is preferred.
Experience with any of the following techniques is desirable:
Small animal surgery, tissue culture sterile technique, biological sample preparation, buffer and culture medium preparation, various sterilization techniques, in vitro and/or in vivo virus and/or bacteria techniques, centrifugation, spectrophotometry, fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, chromatography, data analysis and presentation.
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo 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 knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.
UB is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.