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Research Technician I, Physiology and Biophysics
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jul. 15, 2022
Title Research Technician I, Physiology and Biophysics
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Physiology and Biophysics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Physiology & Biophysics
An exciting opportunity is available for a Research Technician I position in the Neuroscience field in the of SUNY Distinguished Professor Zhen Yan, Ph.D. in Department of Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). The research goal is to understand the epigenetic and synaptic mechanisms of a variety of brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease and stress-associated mental illnesses. Transgenic mouse models, human postmortem tissues, and human stem cell-derived neurons are used to uncover pathophysiological basis and treatment strategies for these CNS diseases. A combination of cutting-edge biochemical, behavioral, molecular biological, electrophysiological, chemogenetic, optogenetic, and transcriptomic approaches are used in their research. More than 150 publications on high-quality journals have been generated to report their scientific findings. For more information on publications, lab members, and funding, please visit

The primary responsibility associated with this Research Technician I position will be to perform mouse behavioral assays, mouse brain surgeries and basic biochemical experiments. Secondary responsibilities include assistance other lab members conducting neuroscience research in the laboratory.
Specific duties include:

* Perform research operations on a daily basis
* Assist and advise researchers, students and technicians as needed

The candidate should be familiar with animal experiments. The successful candidate will work under the direction of lab head or other senior research personnel.

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 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 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.

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