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Research Support Specialist

Buffalo, New York ~ September 09, 2019

This position is to support study of how synapses of the auditory system are affected by acoustic activity. This is a full-time, grant-supported position.
*Duties and Responsibilities:*
• Oversee mouse colony: The person will maintain the lab’s mouse colony, including genotyping, setting up breeding, and keeping records.
• Laboratory oversight: The person will assist with keeping laboratory areas neat, and ordering supplies as needed.
• Assess auditory capabilities: The person will use standard audiological techniques (ABRs and DPOAEs) to characterize the hearing of mice.
• Histology: The person will perform immunohistochemistry of brain tissue, examine the expression of important marker proteins, and use light- and electron-microscopic techniques to quantify the structures of auditory neurons.
• Additional roles: As other scientific goals arise, additional roles may become important.
*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

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