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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician III - 224638 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician III

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Neurology/Ctr Neuro Ther Disc


9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Some Flexibility; Occ WKND


Position Summary:

The laboratory's research focus involves neuro-immune interactions important for proper brain development, as well as, how similar interactions contribute to neurodegeneration in aging and disease. These pathways are investigated using molecular and cell biology techniques and transgenic mouse models. The candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Jennetta Hammond within the lab of Dr. Harris Gelbard. The candidate will directly participate in many major aspects of the research project with the initial focus centered on brain development.


  • Manage mouse colonies: Breeding and weaning, tissue collection, genotyping, behavior analysis, performing specialized procedures, maintaining records, completing UCAR paperwork.

  • With some initial guidance and training, perform PCR, Western blots, ELISA, IHC, tissue sectioning, microscopy, cell culture, DNA and RNA isolation, and/or basic flow cytometry using standardized protocols. Experiments may involve troubleshooting and modifying existing or new protocols as needed.

  • Data collection, data analysis, and data presentation (such as preparing graphs or figures).

  • Maintain lab notebook and records.

  • Participate in lab meetings, journal clubs, and regular meetings with Dr. Hammond to review experiments and data.

  • Assist in laboratory management and stocking of reagents and supplies. Assist with routine maintenance of equipment including coordinating repairs.

  • Assist and occasionally train other laboratory staff, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in routine techniques and methods, as well as, instrument and software usage.

  • Assist other lab staff in keeping the lab compliant with lab safety and vivarium requirements.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written). Strong attention to detail and organizational skills and ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

  • Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends to conduct experiments when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences with prior laboratory experience.

  • Experience in animal (mouse) work and cell culture work is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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