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Category:: Professional
Department:: Pharmaceutical Sciences
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Dec 3, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 00206
About Binghamton University:

The state of New York provided $60 million to establish a School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Binghamton University. The school, which enrolled its inaugural PharmD class in 2017, is now housed in a new, state-of-the-art, 105,000-square-foot building dedicated to research and education and located at the University's new Health Sciences Campus. The school's outstanding leaders in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences use contemporary medication management and innovative research to transform human health locally and globally. The research and clinically focused school is training the next generations of graduates to deliver evidence-based, patient-centered pharmaceutical care to diverse groups of patients, especially those who are in underserved rural and geriatric communities.

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences obtained Candidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education in June 2018. In the future, the PhD program under development will be renowned for its contributions to translational, clinical and outcomes research within the changing landscape of drug development, pharmacy practice and clinical science.

Job Description:

Budget Title: Instructional Support Associate (SL-2)

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences invites applications for a full-time, Research Lab Associate. We are seeking a highly motivated, dedicated, and experienced animal research technician.

The ideal candidate should have experience in common husbandry tasks (such as ear clipping, breeding, weaning, daily health checks, etc.), drug administration (via intravenous, intraperitoneal, oral gavage routes, etc), blood collection, dissections, tissue processing, freezing, cryo-sectioning of tissues, skeletal muscle (force measurements), heart function, behavioral testing, genotyping (e.g., DNA isolation PCR, etc.), knowledge of and assistance with submitting Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee protocols.

Applicants are also expected to learn cell culture especially primary cell cultures (e.g., lymphocyte isolation from spleen, lymph node, myoblast isolation from muscle tissue). The successful candidate will assist with laboratory safety, equipment maintenance, and ordering. The successful candidate is expected to be able to manage multiple projects for different principle investigators in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as train junior laboratory personnel in animal husbandry techniques. Preference will be given to applicants with extensive experiences in mouse husbandry procedures. Experience working with radioactivity would be a plus.


- Bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years of related experience or an MS degree with a minimum of three years of related experience
- General animal husbandry experience
- Ability to perform highly specialized techniques (muscle function, behavioral, etc.) with precision and reliability
- Ability to breed and maintain transgenic mouse colonies
- Ability to learn primary cell isolation and in vitro cell culture procedures
- Excellent multitasking, organizational and communications skills

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

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The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: 12/17/2019

Deadline for External Applicants: Open until filled

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

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

- Resume or curriculum vitae,
- Letter stating applicant's training and research interests and goals, and
- Names and contact information (address, email, phone) for three work and/or academic references, at least two references must be for Animal/laboratory research

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