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University of Rochester Biochemistry and Biophysics (Xin Li) - 232140 in Rochester, New York

Biochemistry and Biophysics (Xin Li) Job ID 232140

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Biochemistry and Biophysics




A full-time Laboratory Research Technician III position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Xin Li, Associate Professor at the University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology, Genome to Therapeutics, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Department of Urology, NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Center, Goergen Institute for Data Science, and Department of Biology. The Li lab works on the epigenetic and RNA regulation of germ cell genome, fertility and inheritance. This 6-year-old lab is searching for a reliable person who is passionate about science and understands the necessary groundwork and tasks required to keep the day to day operations of the lab running efficiently. This position will be performing biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology experiments, and assisting with the daily operations of a research lab (around 4-5 persons). This role will have the opportunity to participate in research projects and learn the latest sequencing techniques and bioinformatics.

Typical Duties:

  • Plans and performs a variety of moderately-complex laboratory tests, analyses and observations which may require nonstandard procedures and complex instrumentation. Troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment and makes simple repairs and general laboratory management:

  • Performs molecular biological techniques, including: cloning, PCR real time qRT-PCR and constructing deep sequencing library (training provided); 20%

  • Performs biochemistry techniques, including: RNA purification, protein purification, western blotting, radioactive labelling, immunoprecipitation; 20%

  • Performs sucrose gradient ultracentrifuge fractionate as part of the ribosome profiling library construction experiments. The experiments will require long hours (each experiment takes 1-2 hours to set up, 3 hours centrifuging (waiting time), 3 hours fraction collection, and 1-2 hours of washing, and may require second washing on the next day, clean and dissemble of the fractionation machinery. 20%

  • Performs cell biology biological techniques, including: microscopy, squash staining, IHC, IF, sperm purification, mouse dissection; 20%

  • General lab management: Ensures timely and accurate input of orders, chemicals, plasmids, antibodies, oligos and mice into databases. Orders and maintains lab inventory of supplies, chemicals, equipment and instrumentation and may distribute intra-departmental charges. Autoclaves glassware, pipets, and miscellaneous laboratory supplies. Prepares and labels buffers, media solutions, and reagents and other solutions. Manages lab budget and inventory including purchasing of supplies and services ensuring that they are necessary, reasonable and project related. Negotiates with vendors, obtains quotes and arranges for demos of large equipment. Maintains general lab cleanliness; 5%

  • General Laboratory Safety: Ensures radiation and lab safety requirements are up-to-date and implemented; Maintains laboratory equipment and certification to pass annual inspection and safety standards. 5%

  • Orients and trains new lab members: any new rotating/permanent graduate students, as well as new post-doctoral candidates and visiting scientists requiring training in laboratory methods and procedures. 5%

  • Performs other job-related duties as required. 5%

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry or molecular biology chemistry and some experience in related field, or equivalent education and experience.

  • Strong attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills, including written communication.

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.

  • Excellent organization skills and time management.

  • Must be willing to work with mice.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid research experience

  • Good work ethics

  • Leadership skills

    Note: This document describes typical job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

    How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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