Dr. Xuefeng Ren, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (EEH), School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP), is seeking a Research Scientist to join his research team. Your work will require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge. The Research Scientist will work on research projects related to the investigation of epigenetic mechanisms of carcinogenesis using cell lines, animal models, human population-based investigations, 'omic' technologies (e.g. transcriptomic RNA-sequencing, proteomics, ChIP-sequencing, methylation array analysis), and state-of-the-art molecular and cell biology techniques.
Examples of the work responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Conducting comprehensive experiments to decipher the epigenomic codes associated with arsenic-induced cell malignant transformation.
Leading data analysis activities using biostatistics and bioinformatics tools (e.g. RSEM, PANTHER Gene-Ontology analysis, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis).
Collecting research results, presenting research results at scientific meetings and professional conferences, and preparing manuscripts for publication.
Coordinating communications with Chinese collaborators to monitor timeline progress of collaborative projects.
Assisting the Principal Investigator with preparation of grant proposals.
Managing laboratory operations and training of students and staff.
EEH has a long and outstanding record of research, teaching and service in public health, celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. The department has research in epidemiology, health services administration and environmental health and teaches students at the undergraduate and graduate levels (MPH, MS and PhD). The EEH administrative team is an outstanding group of dedicated professionals. For more information about EEH see: https://sphhp.buffalo.edu/epidemiology-and-environmental-health/about-us.html
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The candidate will possess a graduate degree in genetics, toxicology, environmental health sciences, or closely related field. The candidate must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, project management experience, and capacity to independently design experiments. Candidate is expected to be familiar with fundamental molecular biology/cellular biology methods and small rodent surgical methods.
Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in genetics, toxicology, environmental health sciences, or closely related field. Fluency in both Chinese Mandarin and English languages is desired. Additional preferable qualifications include experience in 'omic' technologies (e.g. RNA-sequencing, proteomics, ChIP-Sequencing, methylation), CRISPR-based genome editing, genetic linkage analysis, population-based research, and construction of gene knock-out mice models.
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