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University at Albany, SUNY
Research Foundation for SUNY
Posted: 06/21/2023
Research Assistant - Part Time

Research Assistant – Part Time (R23-39)

About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.

Job Description:
Description of Duties:
The Scimemi lab at SUNY Albany is excited to announce the availability of part-time lab tech position. We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our innovative and stimulating research group. Our lab has expertise in cellular and circuit neuroscience, with an emphasis on synaptic function and non-neuronal cells. The project aims to uncover the mechanisms by which circadian rhythms shape synaptic function in the brain. We offer exceptional research opportunities to take your scientific career to the next level, as well as strong academic interactions and collaborations with other top-tier neuroscience and biology labs. SUNY Albany is the perfect place to advance your career in neuroscience, offering a stimulating and exceptional intellectual environment for scientific discoveries. Located in the Capital District, the school has a uniquely multidisciplinary neuroscience community spanning the fields of Biology, Psychology and other STEM Sciences. We welcome senior and junior applicants from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including genetics, molecular biology, imaging, mouse surgery and handling. We are committed to building a vibrant group of scientists with a diverse background and we place a strong emphasis on teamwork and mentorship.

The lab technician is expected to:

  • Maintain lab records and mouse colony (includes breeding, culling and genotyping animals)
  • Perform molecular biology experiments including but not limited to: PCR analysis, surgery, immuno-labeling, Western blot, perfusions, dissections, microscopy
  • Work together and train undergraduate students in the lab
  • Participate in lab meetings and planning sessions and read scientific literature

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, physics or related science from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience in one or more of the following techniques: cell culture, biochemistry , mouse intracranial surgery, and immunohistochemistry.
  • Experience or willingness to work with mice, manage a mouse colony, and perform survival and non-survival procedures as necessary.
  • Analytical skills to resolve problems that require basic scientific or technical principles.
  • Candidates should be communicative with excellent interpersonal skills, attentive to detail, organized, and thoughtful about the protocols and techniques being used.
  • Creativity, flexibility, and perseverance to troubleshoot and overcome inevitable experimental difficulties and changing experimental goals in light of new results.
  • Be transparent in research practices and show utmost professionalism and integrity.
  • Be in line with the culture of diversity and inclusion of the lab.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS/PhD from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization are desirable but not required.
  • Previous experience with imaging and/or electrophysiology.

Additional Information:
Salary: $20,000 – $25,000 DOE

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application to https://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=163664

Applicants must address their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

URL: www.albany.edu/biology