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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician III (S) - 220796 in Rochester, New York

Laboratory Technician III (S)

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 077 Med M&D-Aab CardiovascResInst


8:30 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

Performs lab duties and experiments in support of science laboratory. Position requires familiarity with lab operations and laboratory equipment. Knowledge of cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry and animal experiment is required. The individual will be expected to achieve the ability to function independently and perform multiple tasks daily. This position does not supervise others but will help orient and train lab members.


Under the direct supervision of the PI, perform assigned duties in support of a productive and growing cardiovascular research laboratory. Primary duties include the development and independent performance of complex laboratory experiments in cell culture, molecular biology, histology and animal experiments resulting in data that will be used in scientific manuscripts and grant applications. Duties also include transgenic mice breeding, colony maintenance and genotyping:

  • Animal colony management for mouse colonies. Animal husbandry to include weaning, pairing, tail snip, and inventory maintenance. Data entry into established database and spreadsheet for management of animal colonies; inventory control of animal numbers and UCAR accounts.

  • Histology, including but not limited to, the processing of tissue, embedding, and staining as needed; Assist with general laboratory assays including flow cytometry, cytokine assays, and cell culture.

  • Assist in animal experiments. Experiments to include non-recovery tissue harvests and perfusions;

  • Assist in optimizing experiments and setting up new experiments as needed; Responsible for global animal laboratory maintenance and cleanliness. Perform experiments and maintain support to PI.

  • Genotyping of transgenic mice by PCR. Assist and perform routine biochemical and molecular biological experiments (protein isolation, DNA/RNA isolation, gel electrophoresis).

  • Maintain laboratory notebook, analyze data, prepare summaries of ongoing experiments, assist in preparation of manuscripts and grants by making slides and figures. Assist with laboratory compliance issues such as IBC, EH&S, Fire Safety, and UCAR inspections. Maintain computerized inventory, MSDS, and data sheet records.

  • Responsible for placing orders in a timely fashion and maintaining up-to date inventory of laboratory chemicals, equipment, and general supplies. Responsible for writing up protocols, and instructing new laboratory members in proper research techniques and proper use of equipment.


Associate’s degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in science with animal handling and mouse-based research experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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