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Research Support Specialist

Buffalo, New York ~ February 03, 2020

The Laboratory of Motivation and Addiction (see meyerlabscience.org for more information) is embarking on a genome-wide association study in which we will test over 1400 rats on cocaine self-administration measures of reinforcement. This project is a collaboration between us and the University of California – San Diego, University of Michigan, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Wake Forest University, and the University of Colorado (see ratgenes.org for more information). We are hiring at least two research technicians to conduct surgeries, test animals in our behavioral apparatus, and dissect tissue for genetic analysis.
Candidates should have a BS, BA, or MA in neuroscience, biopsychology, or related field, and be available to work weekends when experiments require it. Other duties will include conducting in-vivo neurophysiological recordings, perform stereotaxic brain surgery, utilize neurophysiological and data analysis software including Offline Sorter, Nex, MED-PC, and Statistica, and manufacture of small electronics and molecular biological techniques.
*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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