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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician III - 236724 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician III Job ID 236724

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

Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 OBGYN Research


8:30 AM-5 PM


General Purpose:

Working closely within a team, provides support at the professional level for a health project involving units within the University and other health facilities and offices within the region to manage the activities for a NIH-funded study focusing on placental processing and evaluation. The tech is responsible for supporting research staff and faculty working in order to reach processing goals and ensure the successful conduct of all study activities.

Essential Duties:80% Laboratory work: Working independently, prepare workstation for efficient workflow and stock with necessary supplies. section, label, store various biospecimens per individual protocols. Log all specimens using multiple data entry systems.

  • Placental imaging- 25%

  • Fixed placental sectioning- 25%

  • 3D imaging of fixed placentae- 30%

  • Sample packing/shipping/logging- 10%

  • Other sample processing as needed- 10%

10% Data Management and Integrity:

  • Ensure integrity of all study data collected. Enter data into databases, and prepare shipment reports. Assist team in shipment preparation and logging as needed.

5% Admin/Reporting:

  • Regularly meeting with research team to discuss the current state of sample processing. Attending and actively participate in multiple weekly laboratory meetings.

5% Other Duties as Assigned. Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with major course work in an appropriate health, social or technical field and 1-2 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Previous experience with biospecimen processing is essential. Experience with placental work is desired. Maintaining a working knowledge of the clinical areas under investigation by reviewing research literature, and attending pertinent meetings and seminars.

Must possess effective communication skills in frequent interaction with collaborative clinical Investigators, Coordinators, ancillary staff and numerous departments involved with studies in the department. Work independently with supervision from Principal Investigator and the Study Coordinators. Candidate must be very flexible, able to juggle multiple responsibilities, and take direction. Ensures compliance with acceptable regulatory requirements and lab safety standards.

The successful applicant must be adept at communication using electronic media such as e-mail and other on-line interfaces. The successful applicant will also possess great attention to detail and excellent organizational skills as the position will be highly demanding in tracking the samples and ensuring the validity of the volume of data to be collected. Excellent technology skills, knowledge of database, spreadsheet and word processing software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Must have reliable/efficient transportation.

Keeps up-to-date with current federal regulations for conducting clinical studies according to GCP's. Keeps current with industry standards and therapeutic areas relevant to sponsored studies.

Must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule; including working nights and/or weekends when necessary.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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