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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician II, Biomedical Genetics - 228959 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician II, Biomedical Genetics Job ID 228959

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

Full Time 40 hours Grade 075 Dept of Biomedical Genetics

This position has an ecnd date of July 1, 2022


9 AM-5:30 PM


This position has an ecnd date of June 1, 2022

Position Description:

As a member of the Spinal Cord Research team, you will participate in preclinical studies aimed at the development of novel treatments for spinal cord injury. Projects will involve the use of rodent models of spinal cord injury, and duties include surgical procedures, animal behavioral testing and care, histological processing and data analysis. The individual will perform a variety of moderately complex experiments towards the understanding of formation and potential treatment of spinal cord injury with particular emphasis on the analysis of in vivo drug efficacy and impact on the central nervous system using relevant animal models. Position requires the ability to multitask, excellent organizational abilities, the ability to work well as part of a team, and evidence of interest in translational research.

Initially, this individual will perform assignments working with daily supervision from the Project Director or the designee. Over time, this individual will develop some independence in planning and performing laboratory tests using procedures and practices that are standard in our laboratory.

Range of procedures performed and equipment used:

Rodent animal models, surgical procedures, behavioral testing and data analysis, tissue isolation, RNA and protein isolation, gene expression analysis by Western blot and RT-QPCR, cryostat and tissue sectioning, immune-histological analyses, image analysis hardware and software.

Essential Tasks:

  • Behavioral testing and analysis of the animal motor function (Catwalk).

  • Survival surgeries, administration of experimental therapeutic agents, post-operative care.

  • Administration of experimental therapeutic agents, post-operative care.

  • Plans and performs a variety of experiments and analyses investigating changes in tissue pathology and structure caused by injury and prevented by our new treatments. (Histology, T-QPCR)

  • Calculates and records results. Uses theoretical knowledge to interpret data and troubleshoots experiments and equipment malfunctions. Independence in problem solving is highly encouraged.

  • Performs general laboratory duties such as preparing reagents and re-stocking supplies. Maintains laboratory chemicals and ensures proper disposal. Helps to ensure laboratory compliance for safety and fire inspections.

  • Other job duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in appropriate discipline and previous independent research experience.

  • Ability to conduct research on rats is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in appropriate discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to multitask, excellent organizational abilities, and the ability to work well as part of a team.

NOTE: No involvement in the assessment, treatment or care of patients is involved with this work.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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