Laboratory Technician II (S)

Rochester, NY


Position Summary:

Laboratory Technician II will be responsible for conducting research under the supervision of staff scientist and principal investigator in a development and disease modeling lab at the University of Rochester Flaum Eye Institute biology focused on the sensory systems of the eye and ear. Techniques include but are not limited to genetic crosses, quantitative real-time PCR, immunohistochemistry, western blotting, confocal microscopy. The research personnel will also be responsible for ensuring maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment as well as proper disposal of waste material.


Laboratory Technician II will be responsible for maintaining genetics crosses of disease models, histological and molecular biology experiments, analyzing data, lab organization and ordering of supplies. The scientific research will be focused on determining the molecular basis of key genes and pathways critical for sensory cell development and regeneration. The suitable candidate should demonstrate the ability to perform experiments and carry out work independently under the general guidance of senior laboratory personnel.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Mouse colony maintenance, including setting up mating pairs and weaning offspring from a number of different mouse genetic strains. The experimental techniques used will include tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry, RNA and protein, RT and quantitative PCR, Western blotting, and immunoprecipitation. Other molecular and cell biology techniques may need to be utilized as dictated by the project

  • Compile and analyze data from individual experiments. Perform literature searches, interpretation data and troubleshoot experiments and equipment malfunctions. Independence in problem solving is highly encouraged

  • Perform general laboratory duties such as organizing and cleaning lab, preparing reagents and re-stocking supplies. Maintain laboratory chemical and ensure proper disposal. Helps to ensure laboratory compliance for safety and fire inspections.

  • Provide assistance and training for incoming students and participate in program seminars and enrichment activities

  • Other duties as necessary for completion of research project and work assigned by the PI.


Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or an equivalent of education and experience. Independent research experience would be a plus. This position would be ideal for someone looking to obtain research experience before applying to graduate or medical school.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 075
Schedule: 8 AM-4:30 PM