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University of Rochester Laboratory Technician III (S) - 225969 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 Anesthes & Periop Med Research



Full-time position in mitochondrial physiology laboratory focused on stress signaling using optogenetic approaches. Technician will be actively participating in the research activities with minimal supervision.

Basic laboratory skills required including molecular and cellular biology and biochemistry. C. elegans, tissue culture and imaging experience preferred. Strong molecular biology and biochemistry background is desired.


25%: Provide management C. elegans strains, documentation and organization of data. Perform C. elegans behavioral assays, analyze data, transfer worms, pour agar plates and grow bacterial cultures.

10%: Maintain laboratory equipment; purchase supplies; preparation of reagents/media; budget management; maintenance of regulatory guidelines and laboratory safety

10%: Maintain and propagate mammalian cell line in tissue culture using aseptic technique.

20%: Develop and execute experiments both fairly independently and in collaboration with scientists in the group. Perform routine molecular biology and biochemistry analysis such as Western blotting, PCR, and cloning.

20%: Culture C. elegans/cells, isolate mitochondria and measure mitochondrial function/biogenetics.

15% Review, analyze and integrate technical work of others. Preform literature searches and contribute to research projects and manuscripts.


Education/Experience (minimum required): Associate's degree in appropriate discipline plus 2-3 years specialized experience in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidate must be highly organized and detail/documentation oriented with strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication. The ability to follow instructions exactly, record information accurately and troubleshoot problems is required. Position includes long periods of observing C. elegans under the microscope and recording behavioral responses.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively, experience in cell and molecular biology techniques and cell culture.

Competency in basic computer applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is essential.

Experience required in molecular biology techniques (PCR, Western, immunofluorescence), microscopy and tissue culture.


C. elegans experience

How To Apply

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