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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician II (S) - 224879 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician II (S)

Job ID

224879

Location

School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time

Part-Time

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Part Time 20 hours Grade 075 Anesthes & Periop med Research

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

Part time position in a cardiac mitochondria/metabolism lab that researches heart attack. Methods used include HPLC-MS/MS, isolated mitochondria and cells, and perfused organ preparations. Our research is described on the lab' website... www.psblab.org

Basic laboratory skills are required (pipetting, making solutions, calculations, etc.) Ability to work with mice is also required. In addition to laboratory work the position involves record-keeping and management of supplies/ ordering, and oversight of compliance with local and federal regulations. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in animal husbandry and/or mouse colony management.

SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED:

None.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Laboratory equipment, tools and apparatus; computer and/or peripheral equipment.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

Assists with day-to-day operation and management of the lab such as ordering supplies, making stock solutions, washing glassware and ensuring lab’ is kept clean and in order.

Management of mouse colonies. This includes designing and executing breeding strategies to provide adequate numbers of mice for other lab members’ experimental needs, as well as genotyping of transgenic animals (PCR).

Record keeping and ensuring compliance with special veterinary needs or feeding regimes of particular animal strains.

Ensures compliance paperwork is kept up to date (e.g. chemical safety, certification of hoods and other equipment, biosafety, compliance with fire code and other institutional/federal regulations).

Liaises directly with vendors and suppliers to negotiate prices for consumable items (volume discounts etc.) Performs other lab duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate degree or higher in an appropriate discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be willing to work with animals and animal tissues, and the ideal candidate should have some experience working with mouse colonies in a research environment. Competency in core MS Office applications is essential. Ability to follow instructions exactly, record information accurately and troubleshoot problems is required. Ideal candidate will be organized and detail/documentation oriented, with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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