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Laboratory Assistant

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Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter, plus contact information for 2 - 3 references. Thank you.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Laboratory Assistant
Classification Title Research Laboratory Worker
Posting Number R1800003
Employer Research Foundation
Appointment Type
Position Type
Appointment Term
Salary Grade N.2
Strategic Strength

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (HJKRI) is seeking a Laboratory Assistant to assist with daily laboratory activities.
This is an entry level position in direct technical support of a project or program. Incumbents performs a variety of routine and/or repetitive tasks in a laboratory or in the field under the direct supervision of a scientist or other professional:
*Performing DNA extraction and PCR for genotyping transgenic animal models.
*Performing mycoplasma testing
*Preparing common solutions
*Cleaning and sterilization of glassware and disposable material
*Assembling, preparing, labeling and dispensing products or materials
*Maintaining and supervising laboratory equipment function (checking liquid nitrogen tanks, CO2 incubator level) as directed
*Maintaining lab inventory
*Performing routine technical and clerical functions
*Operate simple lab equipment under supervision
*Assists laboratory personnel as needed

This position comes with full fringe benefits.

Minimum Qualifications

*Knowledge as evidenced by coursework, or training as related to the position.
*Technical knowledge as evidenced by previous experience or course work in the scientific field.
*The selected candidate will need a brief period of orientation or on-the-job training to learn the rudiments of the job.

Preferred Qualifications

*Bachelor’s degree
*Previous experience in scientific laboratory helpful
*Positive attitude
*Strong attention to detail / quality

Physical Demands

Position may require manual dexterity, and the ability to move materials and/or equipment.

Salary Range $10,350 - $13,500
Work Hours
FTE 0.50
Campus Downtown Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter, plus contact information for 2 – 3 references. Thank you.

Close DateExternal Closing Date 01/08/2019
Open Until Filled No

Contact Information

Contact's Name Maureen Milligan
Contact's Title HJKRI Research Administrator
Contact's Email mamillig@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-881-8981

Posting Dates

Posted 01/09/2018
Deadline for internal applicants
Deadline for external applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents