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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician II (S) - 216488 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician II (S)

Job ID

216488

Location

School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

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Regular

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 075 Dept of Biomedical Genetics

Schedule

8 AM-4:30 PM; SOME WKENDS THIS POSITION ENDS TWO YEARS AFTER THE DATE OF HIRE

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

A Laboratory Technician II position is available at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the laboratory of Dr. Isaac S. Harris. The Harris lab studies the roles of antioxidants in cancer. There has been a long-standing belief that supplementation with antioxidants could prevent or treat cancer. However, results of large-scale clinical trials have proven the opposite: supplementation with antioxidants promote, rather than prevent, cancer. The Harris Lab focuses on uncovering the various roles of antioxidants in cancer by using in vivo mouse modeling approaches and high-throughput pharmacologic screening techniques.

The laboratory technician will complete different experiments related to understanding the roles of antioxidants in cancer. This will involve a wide range of techniques pertaining to molecular biology and animal modeling. This individual will be responsible for contributing towards all aspects of the project (including reading literature, planning experiments and communicating results). Furthermore, they will be relied upon to assist in ordering, inventory and organization of the lab. Initially, the individual will be supervised on a daily basis, but independence will be provided as skills are developed. A positive attitude and a willingness to work in a team environment is critical.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and performs a variety of molecular biology experiments investigating the roles of antioxidants in cancer.

  • Performs lab housekeeping duties including ordering, inventory, organization, record keeping, preparing and re-stocking reagents, animal protocol maintenance, and compliance with all University guidelines and policies.

  • Maintains a mouse colony including husbandry, weaning, genotyping, and animal experiments.

  • Analyzes and records results and observations. Organizes data for presentation and/or publication.

  • Works closely with the supervisor and researches literature to interpret data, troubleshoot techniques and plan subsequent experiments.

  • Assists in training incoming lab members.

  • Participates in program seminars and enrichment activities.

Qualifications:

Associate's degree in appropriate discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology and previous documented research experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, or Bachelors’ degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology

  • Candidates must have a demonstrated history of outstanding organization, time-management, and communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills both verbal and written.

  • Please include a list of skills that applicant is competent in.

  • Contact information for at least two references requested.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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