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Research Scientist (Buczynski Lab)

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: School of Neuroscience
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Lab of Dr. Matthew Buczynski is seeking a Research Scientist with significant experience developing novel therapeutic targets for the treatment of chronic pain utilizing translational expertise in pharmacology, neuroscience, and lipid biochemistry. The primary duties of this position will include designing and implementing bioassays for screening antibody efficacy; generating immunogens for monoclonal antibody development and chemical conjugates for screening; providing technical assistance and training for staff in methods for collecting tissue samples and plasma. This position is expected to function independently and will report directly to the PI.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline.
• Considerable experience in the use of mass spectrometry techniques for data collection and analysis.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience utilizing behavioral, biochemical, and molecular approaches for drug target development.
• Experience maintaining lab equipment including qRTPCR machine, centrifuges, and incubators.
• Experience training and mentoring students in laboratory techniques.

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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