Job ID: 108743

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

  • Jul. 5, 2018
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Physiology and Biophysics
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Buffalo, NY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biology - General
    Biology - Neuroscience/Neurobiology

Position Summary
Employee will work under the direct supervision of the PI and will perform biochemical, molecular biology and electrophysiology experiments. This activity will entail making cDNA mutations, purifying proteins, carrying out mammalian cell culture, fabricating glass micro-electrodes and applying these to cells to record electrical activity, and quantitative analysis of the activity patterns using computer software. Employee will interpret the results with regard to protein structure/function and synapse formation and development. They will be responsible for formulating the exact experimental protocols and writing up the results of the experiments and analyses for publication in scientific journals. Employee will also be expected to present the results at scientific meetings.

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. Degree in Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Physiology, Pharmacology, Biophysics or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in investigating neuromuscular synaptic development, receptor chemistry, structure-function analyses of proteins, binding of small molecules to proteins and/or the kinetics of transitions between different conformational states.

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