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Post-Doctoral Associate, Electrophysiology and Structural Biology

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, US
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Position Title: Post-Doctoral Associate, Electrophysiology and Structural Biology

Posting Number: R220141

Employer: Research Foundation

Salary Range: Competitive

FTE: 1.00

Position Summary:

The Qin Lab at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated postdoctoral research associate to spearhead a NIH funded investigation directly alongside a principal investigator with 20+ years experience dedicated to nurturing young scientists.

The labs work focuses on temperature-sensitive ion channel structure and function. We study the channels in native and artificially constructed environments using a variety of advanced biophysical techniques (patch-clamp, cryo-EM, fluorescence spectroscopy, etc). Previous experience in related areas, for example, electrophysiology, protein purification, structural biology or other biophysics, is preferred but not required. The PI is committed to training, and will spend ample time orienting the candidate to these skills. The lab is renowned for its state-of-the-art techniques (eg: ultra-fast temperature clamp in a controlled cell environment) and will supply the candidate with abundant exposure to cutting-edge techniques.

This position serves as an ideal launchpad for recent graduates looking to pursue an academic career and will provide ample opportunities to lead several high-impact projects as primary author. The candidate will also receive direct mentorship from a senior PI and gain access to world-leading research expertise. For more information about the lab, research or Dr. Qin, please visit: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (

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 SUNYs 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 applicants race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in relevant field (biophysics, biochemistry, biology, physics, biomedical engineering, etc)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in electrophysiology (patch-clamp) and/or structural biology (single-particle cryo-EM imaging)

Deadline for Applicants: Open Until Filled

Quicklink for Posting: 35255

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