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Principal Research Scientist

Buffalo, New York ~ September 04, 2019

The position is open for a Research Assistant Professor with a strong microbiology /molecular biology background to join an infectious diseases research group focusing on defining optimal therapeutic regimens to combat resistant bacteria. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and executing in vitro models of bacterial infection, quantifying bacteria, traditional microbiologic experiments including susceptibility testing, resistance testing and other assays including PCR, qPCR, etc. Evidence indicating research experience, leadership, and scientific design is required. Molecular biology, cell culture and applicable research experience is required. Excellent sterile technique and sound laboratory practices is required. The candidate will be self-motivated, an independent worker, enthusiastic, hard working, and enjoy working in a fast, high throughput laboratory. We are committed to the development of our team members through training, opportunities for authorship at international conferences and highly impactful journals, and other research opportunities.
Job Duties include:
• Independent design and experimentation of microbiologic experiments including electron microscopy, flow cytometry and molecular biology /genomic experiments.
• Microbiologic Analysis. Analyze changes in susceptibility, biofilm assays, population analysis profiling, resistance testing will be performed. Maintenance of cultures, sub-culturing bacteria will also be performed.
•In Vitro Model Experiments of Bacterial Infection. Setup, daily sampling, and maintenance of these in vitro models is necessary. Responsible for appropriate long-term viability and sterility of in vitro models. Media preparation, and antimicrobial stock solution preparation will also be performed. Use and maintenance of automated spiral plater to plate bacteria.
• Genetic Experiments. DNA isolation, RNA isolation, PCR, qPCR, genomics /bacterial gene expression analysis in response to antimicrobial therapy.
• Other Duties. Manuscript writing and grant preparation involvement.
*About UB*
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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.

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