The Preclinical Lab Manager performs day-to-day lab bench functions, personnel management, procedural training, and data analyses in the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) Preclinical Lab.


This position requires a highly creative individual with exceptional abstract problem-solving abilities and a rigorous attention to detail. Flexibility with regard to challenging tasks and assignment priorities is a must. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential, particularly the ability to maintain clear and concise documentation.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences
  • Documented formal laboratory research experience or technician certification
  • Experience working with laboratory animals
  • Experience with basic laboratory operations
  • Experience with laboratory safety procedures
  • Self-starter w/minimal supervision
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experience with data presentation, including the creation of reports, figures, tables and graphs for publication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Biomedical or Life Sciences
  • Experience with bench work involving molecular biology, biochemistry, sterility, biohazards, histopathology
  • Proficiency with holding, scruffing, injecting, drawing blood, and intracardial perfusion of laboratory rodents
  • Experience with data analysis and scientific publication
  • Experience maintaining inventory and balancing budgets
  • Background in neuroscience or neuroanatomy
  • Familiarity with MRI
  • Experience leading projects and managing time

Duties and Responsibilities:
To provide research support at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center including:

  • Laboratory animal colony maintenance, drug dosing, clinical monitoring, behavioral testing, collection and preservation of biomaterial samples
  • Liaising with MRI staff to transport and position animal at MRI before and after scans
  • Nucleic acid procedures such as RT-PCR and qPCR
  • Molecular characterization such as ELISA, IP, and Western blotting
  • Tissue sectioning, mounting, staining, and microscopic imaging
  • MRI image processing
  • Formulation and preparation of essential lab solutions and materials
  • Record-keeping and inventory organization
  • Data analysis and preparation of figures for presentation or publication
  • Database management
  • Training of students in laboratory procedures
  • Managing laboratory task schedules
  • Managing organization in personnel assignments and training records
  • Maintaining proper organization, cleanliness, and functioning order of laboratory equipment and materials
  • Liaising with building facilities and EH&S for a most effective work environment, including picking up shipments from receiving, proper disposal of biohazards, and proper disposal of hazardous chemicals

For consideration:

Please send your resume and cover letter describing relevant experience and skills to: