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Research Scientist, Physiology and Biophysics
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Dec. 14, 2023
Title Research Scientist, Physiology and Biophysics
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Physiology and Biophysics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Physiology/Human Physiology
    Physiology/Exercise Physiology
    Biomedical Sciences
Are you excited by the prospect of joining a team-first research laboratory focused on identifying neural mechanisms underlying learning, memory, and decision-making in health as well as understanding their dysfunction in disease states? The new laboratory of Prof. Dheeraj Roy in the Physiology and Biophysics Department at UB has an exciting Research Scientist opportunity to pursue these neuroscience directions.

Our group will address these fundamental biological questions using cutting-edge molecular and systems neuroscience techniques, including single-nuclei and spatial transcriptomics, the development of novel reporter tools using CRISPR/Cas9 that permit cell type-specific targeting in live animals, circuit tracing using whole-brain imaging techniques, physiological recordings from live animals using genetically-encoded calcium indicators (i.e., using fiber photometry, single cell-compatible miniscopes), and manipulating individual cell types and their circuits during behavior using optogenetics. While our research will start with basic science questions, the longer-term goal is to apply our knowledge to human disease models with the hope of identifying candidate therapeutic manipulations, either molecular target- or circuit-based, that can be translated to higher species. For more information about our previous publications, please see:

Ideal candidates will be highly motivated to help establish a systems neuroscience lab in the beautiful Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building in downtown Buffalo.

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 The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. 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 applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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